Apple Cider Vinegar: The Health & Beauty Benefits
But the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar doesn’t end with the aesthetics. If you’re missing a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar in the kitchen, get yours in quick to help beat back coughs, colds and sore throats as winter approaches. Apple Cider Vinegar is an amazing (and potent) antimicrobial, which can kill pathogens, including bacteria. Gargle a diluted Apple Cider Vinegar solution to instantly soothe and disinfect a sore throat, or add a capful to a glass of water and drink it down to fight any internal winter bugs.
If that’s not enough for you, here’s a few other reasons why Apple Cider Vinegar is an essential addition to every home:
Use as a Toner
Apple Cider Vinegar can make a fabulous skin toner, tightening pores, fading acne scars and age spots and best of all, it is 100% natural. Mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar with two parts water (distilled or bottled, for best results) and store in the fridge. Use morning and night, after cleansing, by soaking some cotton wool and gently wiping over your face in an upward motion. It may not smell all that wonderful, but the effects will get you past that soon enough. If you really can’t stand it, try adding a single drop of lavender or rosemary essential oil to the solution.
Balance Your Body
If you’ve been struck down with a cold or flu virus, Apple Cider Vinegar may just be your cure-all! Again, by drinking down a small amount your body will thank you for it. Research into Apple Cider Vinegar suggests that it has the ability to break up mucous and cleanse the lymph nodes so any illness (or allergy) where a blocked nose or chesty cough is a play, could be fought off, or at least greatly reduced, using this simple remedy.
Treat Your Pets
OK, so perhaps it’s not the kind of treat your pets might enjoy, but if you have a furry friend you will know that catching fleas at some point is kind of inevitable. Regular chemical flea treatments can be very harmful, as you might imagine with those strong toxins getting into the blood stream, but an Apple Cider Vinegar wash is safe and can be very effective. If you want to try this natural treatment, mix one part water with one part Apple Cider Vinegar and saturate or spray and rub your pet’s coat all over and then allow to air dry – easy as that!