Friday, 31 May 2013

Favorite Thing Friday: Apple Cider Vinegar

If you’re not on the Apple Cider Vinegar train yet, you need to be.

This stuff is cheap to buy, natural, and has many health benefits. These are my recently-discovered favorite ways to use it:

- For your skin: Mix half apple cider and half water in a bottle for an all natural, effective face toner. I use this every night after I wash my face and love it – it removes access dirt and makeup, helping to clean my pores, and leaves me feeling refreshed. It also helps to fade age spots and scars. If you have sensitive skin or don’t love the smell, then just add a little more water.

- As a tea: I mix about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, a lemon slice, seven drops of cinnamon essential oil and two drops of stevia into three cups of hot water. It gives me a natural energy boot, increases circulation and helps to get my blood flowing - warming up my hands and feet and helping to ease the discomfort of my Raynaud’s.

- Home cleaning: Apple cider vinegar can also be used to clean various things around the home – including the toilet bowl. Pour it in and let it sit overnight. It can also be made to clean windows and glass, mixing it with half water. It will leave your rooms smelling fresh and clean.

- I’ve yet to try it as a hair rinse instead of using conditioner, but it’s on my list of things to do. I’ve read that it helps to cleanse the hair, build body, and adds shine to your locks.

I would highly recommend adding pure, organic, raw apple cider vinegar to your beauty routine, home cleaning regime or diet.

Thanks for reading!