The Miracle of Apple Cider Vinegar

I was doing some research on apple cider vinegar and came across this wonderful article about the benefits of apple cider vinegar and its many simple and helpful uses. Thanks Yumi!


10 Green DIY Home, Health and Beauty Tips: The Miracle of Apple Cider Vinegar
by Yumi Sakugawa

Apple cider vinegar is my favorite new DIY household product. Just as how baking soda has a huge range of uses from personal self-care to household cleaning (see this fabulous post by Olivia here), apple cider vinegar can do pretty much anything–for your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets.applephoto.jpg

I learned about apple cider vinegar when I was researching ways to get rid of the fleas that had unfortunately begun cropping up in my apartment from my roommates’ two cats. Apple cider vinegar, apparently, when rubbed on the pet and added to the pet’s water, can greatly help repel the fleas from the animal.

Why should we all start using more apple cider vinegar? First of all, apple cider vinegar is a completely natural product: apple juice is fermented to hard apple cider, which is fermented a second time to apple cider vinegar. In integrating this natural product into our homes, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our daily lives.

Here are many other benefits of apple cider vinegar that can be applied to your lifestyle. Read the list below.


Hair: It is widely known that apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing to add healthy body and shine. Recyle an old shampoo bottle and fill it with 1/2 a table spoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour through your hair after shampooing several times a week.

Face: Did you know that apple cider vinegar can help regulate the pH of your skin? Dilute apple cider vinegar with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball as a toner. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. You can also dab apple cider vinegar directly onto age spots and leave them on overnight to lighten their color.

Hands and Feet: Are your hands and feet feeling tired and swollen after a long day? Treat yourself to a personal spa massage by rubbing apple cider vinegar onto them.

Sunburn: Suffering from a bad sunburn? Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath and soak for 10 minutes.

Teeth: Did you know that apple cider vinegar can help remove stains from teeth? Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar and rinse out.

Aftershave: Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and shake to blend.


Weight-Loss: For daily weight and pH balance maintenance, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 oz of water. Sip this concoction throughout the day.

Detox: Add 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a 1 or 2 liter filtered water bottle. Drink this throughout the day to cleanse your body and kidneys all day long.


Cleaning: Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water. You can use this concoction to clean microwaves, bathroom tiles, kitchen surfaces, windows, glasses and mirrors. This mixture also works as a disinfectant.

Flea Reduction: Rub apple cider vinegar onto your pet’s skin. Add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to their water. Spray apple cider vinegar, diluted 50% with water, onto your pets and onto your furniture to repel the presence of fleas.

Source: / Yumi’s Blog

Oct 27, 2009

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A Green Life

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Are you Green yet? Have you changed your ways and adjusted your lifestyle to fit the new “green living” standards? It seems the “green message” is reaching the deep ends of our planet and people are really beginning to pay attention and find it true.
What exactly does it mean to live green? Some opt to a green life because of ethics and beliefs, and because every little bit counts, others just to follow the wave of trend. I think it’s interesting that the whole world knows about living green and each individual, in their own way, explore this transformational journey. But just how did the entire world hear of this? Did it begin in one place and word traveled in full circle around the world or was it simultaneously in more than one place in the world at once? It’s global concsiousness evolution, the One Mind.

Living Green is a wonderful and fun way to co-exist with everything else that does. There are numerous of well-equipped informational groups/companies/websites/etc (Visit that offer delicious education for the hungry seeker; and then you see how this personal evolution begins to take place on a massive global scale.. must try it! Living green is so easy, it doesn’t mean that you have to become a treehugger, or have to look different, or eat different; but simply just by eliminating the usage of plastic bags in your home you are doing something positive for the world. And obviously what is good for the world is good for each of us! So, as the holiday season is upon us and it’s all about making wishes and setting new year resolutions, why not propose to yourself to start living green. Join a local meetup to learn more. Reduce, reuse, recycle …and obviously, have fun!

In the Greatest Degree of Love,

Rev. Adriana Hari Gobind Kaur