As many of you may have noticed, one of the biggest health crazes these days are the incredible
unknown benefits of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, or cider vinegar, is a
vinegar made from fermented apple juice. It’s filled with raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria from
the fermentation process it goes through during its creation. Below are a few key health benefits
to this sour smelling fermented liquid along with beneficial daily ACV recipes.
An important reminder is that apple cider vinegar is strongly acidic so should be
diluted before you apply. Your skin has a delicate pH balance of around 5.5, which can be easily
disrupted, particularly through skincare.
1. Due to cider vinegar’s high acidic level and enzyme composition, it has been found to be
a great daily toner. Apple cider vinegar naturally helps to balance sebum production and
remove excess oil from the skin.
a. Use: Mix 1 part filtered water and 1 part ACV to apply to face daily with a cotton
ball in substitution for your toner.
2. The antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties of the malic acid in raw apple cider
vinegar make it an excellent weapon against acne and acne-inducing bacteria. The
naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acids can also help reduce the appearance of acne
scars over time.
a. Use: Dip a damp q-tip or cotton bud into well-shaken ACV/water solution and
apply directly onto a pimple or acne. Leave it on overnight and repeat until the pimple
3. Apple cider vinegar has been found to have many beneficial enzymes that help to fight
cellulite. Cellulite is free-floating fat cells deposited just beneath the skin.
a. Use: Pour 1 cup apple cider vinegar in your bathtub and soak yourself in it for 20 minutes.
b. Use: Mix 1 part olive or warmed coconut oil with 3 parts ACV. Massage gently on
the affected area for 20 minutes. Repeat twice daily.
4. The sulfur that is contained in apple cider vinegar has also been found to be beneficial at
removing or lightening age spots.
a. Use: Apply ACV onto age spots with a cotton ball and leave for about 20 – 30
minutes before rinsing. Alternatively, use 1 part orange juice and 2 parts ACV.
5. The high acidic levels, enzymes, sulfur, and fermented apple juice in apple cider vinegar
makes it also a great weapon to use against teeth stains.
a. Use: Make a solution of 1 part ACV or 3 parts water and either gargle with it or
use as a daily mouthwash. ACV can kill unwanted bacteria to freshen breath and
break down stains to naturally whiten teeth.
Apple cider vinegar helps keep a healthy pH balance in the body for proper digestion
and function. It can help promote a healthy immune system, weight loss, lower blood sugar,
water weight loss, cellulite removal, improved symptoms of diabetes, improve cardiovascularly
health, bone production, digestion improvement, energy stabilization – and the list is endless.
Follow this one recipe daily to start your day right and take full advantage of all the
benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar has to offer:
1. 1 cup boiling water
2. 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3. 2 tbsp lemon juice
4. 1 tbsp raw honey
5. Dash of cayenne
6. Dash of turmeric
7. 1 small piece of raw ginger.
Author: Josh C. Mills