Frugal Ways To Benefit From Using Apple Cider Vinegar

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I have 25 frugal ways to benefit from using apple cider vinegar to share with you today. Were you aware there is a difference between some versions of apple cider vinegar?  You need to use raw or organic apple cider vinegar to get the desired benefits. Not all Apple Cider Vinegar varieties are equal. You want the “Mother” of the vinegar because it has raw enzymes that promote healing. Regular/clear cider vinegar might not have all of the healthy benefits you hope for. I suggest avoiding the filtered vinegar…as well. I call Apple Cider Vinegar a natural Elixir….one of my medicinal solutions.

The great thing about apple cider vinegar is that it’s pretty cheap to buy and stores for at least 5 years (the brand Braggs does anyway). Check the expiration dates for other brands. Sometimes the apple cider vinegar can last past the expiration date, just like you experience with other products. I always say “when in doubt, throw it out” if you are questioning the dates.

Using Apple Cider Vinegar:


1. Apple cider vinegar can lower blood pressure, studies have shown.

2. Diarrhea-try mixing a little in water-the pectin content helps treat diarrhea-sip on it.

3. It helps with hiccups-eases the diaphragm spasms that cause them.

4. Soothes sore throats-mix equal amounts of ACV with water and gargle every hour or so.

5. Helps prompt sinus drainage if you have a sinus headache or infection-1 teaspoon of ACV in a glass of water relieves a stuffy nose.

6. Indigestion-helps settle the stomach since sometimes we eat too much or we eat the wrong types of food…helps with heartburn.

7. Rub the Apple Cider Vinegar on swollen joints, feet, etc. Dilute if your skin is sensitive. I use it on my arthritis…it feels great while cooling my joints.

8. Yeast infections-add 1-1/2 cups ACV in your bathtub of warm water. Do this once a day for at least 30 minutes for at least three days….

9. Natural aftershave-mix equal parts water and ACV before applying to your face.

10. Great for toenail, foot fungus…soak in water/ACV diluted mixture or apply directly to the fungus.

11. Soothe a sunburn with a clean rag dipped in it, it cools the warm hot sunburn and is so refreshing.

12. Dandruff-mix equal parts and let set on your hair for one hour or less.

13. Boosts your energy-relieves that tired feeling…one to two tablespoons in a glass of juice or water.

14. You know those age spots some of us get on our skin….rub a little on them every day..rinse off in the shower if desired…I leave them on all night.

15. Natural hair conditioner that makes your hair shiny, healthy and the price is very reasonable.

16.  Bad breath-mix 1/2 tablespoon in 1 cup water and gargle a little at a time.

17.  Deodorant-rub a little under the arm and ACV smell dissipates.

18. Great for acne issues…dab a little on…make a mixture of one part vinegar with 3-4 parts has some antibacterial properties to help heal acne.

19. Natural tooth whitener—-rub some on a clean rag and rub on those teeth- it kills bacteria in your gums and mouth.

Using apple cider vinegar for MEALS

20.  Make your own salad dressings…so much know what is in your salad dressing.

Using apple cider vinegar for HOME

21. Clean your tile with one cup ACV and a bucket of water–makes cleaning a breeze.

22. I make a spray bottle with 2 cups ACV and 1 cup water–cleans windows, counter name it…

23. Natural room freshener-pour 1/8 cup in your toilet….it freshens the room almost immediately.

Using apple cider vinegar for PETS

24. I used to use it on my Shih Tzu’s “hot spots”-to clean and heal them.

25. Cats do not like the smell of vinegar. It should help from having “accidents” around the house.

Please remember, I am not a doctor or medical professional. I just know I want to learn more natural ways to heal my body. I want to be prepared for the unexpected. Apple Cider Vinegar is fairly inexpensive. It would go pretty far when mixed with water and be a natural healer when needed. You must decide what is right for you and your family. If regular medications are not available I must learn other types of healing….These are just a few of the Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits I know….if you have some, I would love to add them to this list. I love Epsom Salts as well!

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8 thoughts on “Frugal Ways To Benefit From Using Apple Cider Vinegar

  • November 13, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Hi Linda! Do you have any tips or procedures for preserving potatoes? Locally, we have a huge potato farm that supplies potatoes nationally, and they have amazing deals if you come to the farm to purchase them. I do not have a dehydrator yet (it’s on my Christmas list!), but wondered if you have ever preserved them! 🙂

    • November 13, 2016 at 8:21 am

      You may can potato cubes. Not all potatoes have the same starch level so consider their qualities when choosing. I like having dehydrated potato slices in my emergency stash but I’ve also processed the dehydrated ones into potato flour for baking.

    • November 14, 2016 at 3:39 am

      If you get your dehydrator for Christmas, I dehydrate my potatoes. First I cut them in slices with a slicer, cook them, then dehydrate. If you don’t cook them, they will turn black.

    • November 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Savannah, I’m sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I just finished a Master Preserver, Canning Certificate class. I have been canning and dehydrating for years. I’m going to give you a link so you can download the book I received from taking the class (I paid for a hard copy, but they are no longer available). Here’s the deal with potatoes, you will need to do a little preparation before dehydrating white potatoes, I have an Excalibur Dehydrator, it’s my favorite. I use it all the time to dry excess fruits and vegetables. I even dehydrate vegetables that are on a great clearance sale. I use my Food Saver to remove the air and only store them for one year in mason quart jars until the new crop comes out. I do not use Mylar bags or oxygen absorbers because I will use them up within one year unopened. Some websites out there do not have the qualification to teach people. We need to be safe, not sorry when we preserve our food. I highly recommend downloading this PDF because the USDA is going to stop teaching people how to can because there are not enough people who are interested, I was told at my class. Good luck, you will love a dehydrator! Linda

    • November 18, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Hi Savannah, I forgot one more thing, your dehydrator will tell you how to dehydrate potatoes. Easy peasy, have fun! Linda

  • November 13, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Homemade apple cider vinegar is also very easy to make from apple scraps which is perfect for this time of year as I’m overflowing with apples to make into sauce, dehydrated slices and pies. Instructions are all over the internet. One caution – don’t use homemade ACV for canning as it will not be standardized to 5% acidity.

  • November 13, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I love apple cider vinegar! One time I made the mistake of buying some that didn’t have any “mother” in it. What a waste. I almost had to throw the bottle away because I didn’t see any benefits.

    • November 15, 2016 at 3:43 am

      Hi John, oh man, I hate wasting money on purchase mistakes. I did that with some food storage….like 7 years ago. Urghh! Thanks for stopping by, Linda


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