5 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

5 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Author -  Gemma Fitzpatrick

Read our top 5 ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar that don't involve eating a salad!

For a splash of acidity in a salad, a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar whisked into the dressing is perfect.

Are you massaging kale? Again, tart, tangy apple cider vinegar (or ACV) should be your pantry staple of choice.

But did you know that ACV is so much more versatile than cookbooks would have us believe?

We've compiled a list of our 10 favourite ways to use the acid, that don't involve greens, to help you make the most of your bottle!

1) Add ACV to Your Bath

At the end of the week, or after a particularly long day, there aren't many things that feel as indulgent as a bath. The next time you treat yourself, skip the little ones bubble bath and add a few of your own goodies.

Beyond any benefits for your skin, this one takes no more time than when the bath is running & it will make your 'me-time' so much more special.

You can add up to 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to your bath and try pairing this with Epsom salts, essential oils or even coconut oil.

2) Replace White Vinegar in Homemade Cleaners

For a simple spray cleaner, fill a spray bottle with 1/3 apple cider vinegar and 2/3 water.

If you don't want to buy a new spray bottle, re-use one that has ran out.

You can use the cleaner on counter tops or try it on your windows for a streak free finish.

You should avoid using vinegar based cleaners on marble, stone & wood.

3) Use as a Weed Killer

To make a DIY weed killer, fill a spray bottle with apple cider vinegar. For every 500ml of vinegar add 1/2 tsp of liquid dish soap.

Ths weed killer is best used on paths & areas with no other planting as the solution will cause damage to any plant it comes into contact with.

4) Make a Tasty Tonic

Perfect iced or hot, there are many recipes out there to make an apple cider vinegar tonic.

For a hot tonic, combine ACV with honey, turmeric, ginger & warm water.

Alternatively during summer, swap honey for maple syrup and add soda water and ice instead of warm water.

You could also try using Healtheries Apple Cider Vinegar with Turmeric & Ginger to avoid the grittiness of powdered spices, if you don't have time to steep fresh turmeric and ginger.

5) Poach Perfect Eggs

Adding just two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a deep pan of simmering water before adding an egg to poach can help the whites to harden faster, leaving you with perfect poached eggs for brunch!

We'll see you at yours on Saturday?