9 Apple Cider Vinegar Hacks that will Save you Money
Apple Cider Vinegar is an inexpensive product that can do so much more than make salad dressings. For under $1.00 a bottle you can tackle a bunch of household issues and save yourself hundreds of dollars. Here are 9 Apple Cider Hacks for you to try.
1. Get Rid of Fleas
If you have ever had a issue with fleas you know that treating them can cost you an arm and a leg. Before you go out and spend a fortune on harmful chemicals, sprays and bombs that will leave you broke try spending a buck on a bottle of apple cider vinegar. Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to your pets food or water for them to consume regularly to repel fleas. Treat them directly by filling a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of water and apple cider vinegar. Spray your pets regularly to keep the fleas away. If you pet has become infested try soaking a cloth in vinegar then rubbing it all over your pets skin. I also recommend using a flea comb to insure you get out any eggs.
2. Soothe the most painful Sore Throat
One shot off apple cider vinegar can make the sorest of sore throats feel better instantaneously. Be sure and have a chaser near by because the taste is nasty! It is also supposed to soothe an upset stomach but I am not going to test that one.
3. Stop Scratching your Head.
Don’t invest in expensive anti dandruff shampoos before trying this hack. Mix a solution of half apple cider vinegar and half tap water and apply to your scalp with a spray bottle or just pour it on in the shower. Leave it on your scalp for 15 minutes to one hour then rinse. The apple cider vinegar changes your Ph and helps stop the flakes.
4. Get rid of stinky smells
Place a bowl of apple cider vinegar in a stinky room and leave it there until either the smell is gone or the vinegar has evaporated (refill if necessary). The vinegar will absorb the bad odors and will take away the residue stink of cat urine, smoke and mildew smell in basements.
5. Make warts disappear
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar then apply the cotton ball to the wart and attach with a bandaid. Let the vinegar soak in over night
6. Clean surfaces
Fill a spray bottle with apple cider vinegar and spray down all your mirrors, glass and windows for a clean streak free shine. I also use it to clean and shine my faucets and counters.
7. Loose Weight
Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 16 oz of water. Drink this concoction daily and watch the weight start to slide off. My cousin Rachel did this and reported to me that she lost 15 pounds by making this one daily change.
8. Whiten Teeth
Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of warm water and swish before brushing for whiter teeth. Apple cider vinegar also helps cure bad breath.
9. Lower your cholesterol
Take 1 spoonful of apple cider vinegar every day for a month and watch your cholesterol numbers drop. My husband can testify to this hack. After being told by his doctor that he would need to start taking medication to lower his cholesterol sooner than later Brian decided to take matters into his own hands. He downed a spoonful of apple cider vinegar every day for an entire year. At his next annual physical he and his doctor were both happy to see his cholesterol numbers dropped by over 2o points.
Go check your pantry, chances are you already have a bottle of apple cider vinegar just collecting dust . Pull it out and start testing some of these hacks!
If you know any other uses for apple cider vinegar be sure and let us know.