Using Apple Cider Vinegar As A Body Wash Could Make For The Best Bath Ever
Apple cider vinegar may be the new nectar of the gods. An apple cider vinegar detox claims to rid your body of toxins, while an apple cider vinegar and honey mashup seems to be the face mask du jour. With all these fabulous uses, why would we not use apple cider vinegar as a body wash, too?
In case you weren't in the know, the magic vinegar of apples has been found to have an unending amount of benefits. Apparently, ACV can cure cystic acne and is also touted as an internal health cure for everything from diabetes to high cholesterol by supporting an alkaline diet. It can replace your chemical-filled shampoo as a natural hair rinse solution. What's not to love?
Many people feel particularly strongly about Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar benefits, but any organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with "mother" will do. The "mother" is those creepy web-like strands that drag around the bottom of the vinegar bottle. Don't be scared, those are enzymes, friendly bacteria, and proteins creating that swampy appearance. They are what help you reap all the benefits of this super sauce.
Here are three fantastic ways to use apple cider vinegar as a body wash and soak.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
If you have had an overly toxic weekend, and need to let the cocktails, perfume, and good times drain from your body, try this detox soak by Wellness Mama. Mix 1/4 cup sea salt, 1/4 cup epsom salt, and 1/4 cup baking soda together dry. Fill a super warm bath, adding 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar and the dry mixture as it fills. Feel free to add an essential oil for the sheer luxury of it all. Soak away your troubles!
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Foot Bath
With warm weather coming, it's key to have a cure for stinky feet or athlete's foot. This simple home remedy by Women's Health Magazine will have your feet sandal ready in no time. In a tub, large tupperware, or your mama's favorite cooking pot, mix 1 cup apple cider vinegar with 4 cups water. Grab your fave fashion mag and soak your stanky feets for 15 minutes. Rinse and dry and you'll be deodorized and super foot fungal combat ready.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar Razor Burn Remedy
Wear your bikini without fear this summer. When razor burn begins to rear its ugly head, use a cotton ball to apply apple cider vinegar directly to the affected region. Be careful not to get it inside your lady parts. If things are super tender, try applying a thin layer of honey first and allowing it to set before smoothing the apple cider vinegar over the annoying red bumps.
Apple cider vinegar wins again. There are so many uses for this affordable home remedy. Now go out and try them all at once!
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