Amazing List of 40 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar – Plus Instructions On How To Use It!

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

uses for apple cider vinegar

24. Teeth Whitener

Do not apply directly onto your teeth for it may break down enamel. Instead, dilute a few tablespoons in water and use as a mouth rinse. Make sure to rinse again with plain water afterwards.


25. Deodorant

Simply wash the affected area (feet or armpits) and pat dry with a clean towel. Follow up with pure or diluted ACV and allow it to air dry. You should have a whole day of odor control! You can even use it to detox your armpits from heavy metals typically found in deodorant.

26. Dandruff Treatment

Dandruff is often caused by dry or irritated skin or fungal infection (7). Vinegar is anti-fungal and helps stabilize pH levels on your skin, making it a great weapon against the condition. To use, wash your hair as per usual and spray it down with equal parts vinegar and water before using conditioner. It should sit for 15 minutes before being rinsed out. Repeat every day until your dandruff is cured. You can also use this as a preventive measure once a week.


27. Breath Deodorizer

Bad breath is often caused by bad bacteria lingering in your mouth. To kill them off, mix 1 tablespoon ACV in a cup of water and gargle for 10 seconds. Follow up with a water rinse.

28. After Shave

To prevent ingrown hair and soothe your skin after shaving, Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV with a tablespoon of water and apply directly to your face. Leave it on and do not rinse.

29. Detox Bath

For a relaxing and restorative soak, add 1 cup of Epsom salt and a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath. If you don’t like the smell, add 10 drops or so of lavender or tea tree oil. For a deeper detox, add ¼ cup of baking soda before getting in.


30. Hair Conditioner

For shinny, untangled hair, mix 1 tablespoon of ACV, a cup of water and a few drops of orange essential oil. Pour into freshly shampooed hair and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and do not follow up with conditioner.

31. Facial Toner

Dilute 1 teaspoon ACV in equal parts water and apply to a clean face using a cotton ball. If you have sensitive skin, you may have to play around with the saturation to get the best mix. Let it dry and soak into your skin and follow up with coconut oil. It should be gentle and effective enough to use everyday.

32. All-Purpose Cleaner (Household Uses 32-38)

To disinfect your home, pour equal part ACV and warm water into a spray bottle. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to keep your home smelling fresh and clean! It even works better than most chemical cleaners, effectively fighting food-born pathogens like E.Coli (8).


33. Odor Remover

ACV stops odors by killing the bacteria or fungi that causes them. To use, combine ½ cup of water with ½ cup of vinegar and spray around the house. The smell of vinegar should subside after an hour or so, leaving behind a pleasant scent.

34. Weed Killer

If your lawn is overgrown with weeds, you can use kitchen vinegar to get rid of them in a non-toxic way. All you need is a bottle of ACV, a cup of salt and some non-toxic dish soap. Start by pouring the salt into a spray bottle and top it off with vinegar, leaving about two inches at the top. Use a long handled spoon to mix until the salt is fully dissolved. Next, add a tablespoon of dish soap, twist the cap and shake to combine. Use it on dry, sunny days to completely coat the weeds. It may take a few days of use to kill them off, but even the toughest weeds don’t stand a chance.

35. Flea Repellent (pets)

If your cat or dog often roams outside, you’ve probably had more than one encounter with fleas. Commercial flea repellents can cause rashes and dry skin. Instead apply ACV topically on your pet using a spray bottle or washcloth and spray it on your pet’s bed.


36. Beat Smells and Stains

To treat badly stained sheets or clothes, add ½ cup to washing machine with regular detergent.

37. Stop Pets From Chewing

Most animals hate the smell of vinegar and avoid it at all costs. To keep your electrical cords and furniture safe, dab them with ACV once a week. You can also use it to clean stubborn pee marks to prevent your pet from peeing there again.

38. Flytrap

To get rid of fruit flies, place a little ACV in a plate and add a few drops of dish soap. Keep it by your fruits and you’ll never get flies again.


39. Dish Detergent (Kitchen Uses 39-42)

Add a tablespoon or two of ACV with your dish detergent to cut grease and prevent streaks on glassware.

40. Condiment Enhancer

ACV can work just as well as salt to liven up your plate. Try it in sauces and marinades to give them more depth and balance. You can also add it to soups, bone broth, baked goods, smoothies and salad dressing!

41. Veggie Wash

Vinegar helps strip off harmful pesticides and chemicals that may be lingering on your fruits and veggies. Spray equal parts vinegar and water on fresh produce and rinse it off with clean water.


42. Neutralize Spices

If you feel like your meal is being overpowered by cayenne powder, add a teaspoon of ACV at a time until the taste is balanced again.