Uses & Tips


Diminish the appearance of bruises

As a natural anti-inflammatory, apple cider vinegar can help diminish the appearance of a bruise within just three days. Dip a wash cloth or paper towel in a mix of apple cider vinegar and water and apply to the affected area for 10 minutes a day for best results.  


Manage your blood glucose

If you take 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar diluted in water at the start of your meal, it lowers the amount of glucose (sugar) entering your blood stream.  According to Dr. Carol Johnston of Arizona State University, it is believed that the acetic acid in vinegar blocks enzymes, preventing the sugar from entering the blood stream. This same effect is not seen with vinegar pills.

Visit Arizona State University’s website for additional on Dr. Johnston’s research.

Relief from Heartburn

For relief of heartburn or acid indigestion, take 1-2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine for Sleep Apnea

To clean the calcium deposit of the humidifier reservoir, heat 450 ml (1 ¾ cups) of vinegar in the microwave for 2 minutes. Pour vinegar into reservoir and replace cap. Let sit for 1 hour. Remove vinegar. Reservoir should be clean and calcium free. Contact manufacturer before cleaning with this method or review manufacturer’s directions.

Soothe a Bee or Jellyfish Sting

Douse with vinegar. It will soothe irritation and relieve itching.

Relieve Sunburn

Lightly rub white distilled or cider vinegar on skin. Reapply as needed.

Relieve Dry and Itchy Skin

Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to your bath water.

Fight Dandruff

After shampooing, rinse with a solution of ½ cup vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.

Soothe a Sore Throat

Put a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow. For another great gargle: 1 cup hot water, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon vinegar, gargle then drink.

Treat Sinus Infections and Chest Colds

Add 1/4 cup or more vinegar to the vaporizer. (Be sure to check vaporizer instructions for additional water measurement.)

Skin Burns

Apply ice-cold vinegar right away for fast relief. Will prevent burn blisters.

Chest Congestion

To clear up respiratory congestion, inhale a vapor mist from a steaming pot containing water and several spoonfuls of vinegar.

Toenail Fungus

Soak toes in a solution of vinegar and water, using 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water, 15 minutes per day.

Arthritis Relief

Mix a teaspoon of half apple cider vinegar, half honey in a glass of water with a teaspoon of orange flavored Knox gelatin.

Lessen Morning Sickness

Drink some apple cider vinegar in water, with honey added.  This concoction can help calm a queasy stomach.

Stop Itching

Apply a paste made from vinegar and cornstarch.  Keep on until itch disappears.

Cleaning Heavily Soiled Hands

Moisten cornmeal with apple cider vinegar.  Scrub hands, rinse in cold water and pat dry.

Soft Feet

Combine 1 cup white distilled vinegar to 2 gallons warm water.  Soak feet for 45 minutes then use a pumice stone or file to remove dead skin from heels and callused areas of feet.

Wart Remover

Mix lukewarm/warm water with a cup of white distilled vinegar.  Immerse area with wart and soak 20 minutes every day until wart disappears.

Bug Spray

Combine equal amounts of water, white distilled vinegar and liquid dish soap in a spray bottle.  Use on skin, as needed.

This website is not intended to provide medical advice on personal health matters or to guide treatment — which is only appropriately done by a qualified health professional.