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apple cider vinegar = magic

I love apple cider vinegar it can be used so many ways & has so many amazing benefits.

If you haven’t got some in your cupboard you will want to after reading this ūüôā

Excellent for home cleaning, it has antimicrobial properties & is 100% chemical free.


  • 1 part ACV
  • 1 part water
  • optional. lemon juice, alcohol, salt or essential oils.
  • baking soda & vinegar¬†will impact the bacteria killing properties so if using on food surfaces leave the baking soda out & add if cleaning oven or drains.


  • BATHTUB – use¬†mix above, perfect with ¬†lavender or eucalyptus essential oils.
  • FRIDGE¬†– use mix above, perfect with lemon essential oils



  • TOILET –¬†add 2 cups of ACV¬†add hot water and sit for hard stains.
  • WASHING MACHINE¬†– add 1-2 cups in empty cycle. To remove musty smell or sanitize your¬†clothes add 1 cup to the wash cycle.
  • CHOPPING BOARDS – wipe down with straight ACV¬†to help keep bacteria free.
  • Remove stickers, remove ink stains, etc.


  • TOILET – ¬†pour ACV into the toilet, and allow it to sit overnight.
  • DISHWASHER¬†as a substitute for dish detergent. Mix ¬Ĺ cup of ACV with 1 cup water. and you can use this solution to clean MICROWAVES, KITCHEN SURFACES, WINDOWS¬†and MIRRORS.



  • ECZEMA – 1 part ACV with one part water. If that is still too strong, ¬ľ cup ACV to 3 cups water & keep diluting if too strong. (can sting) .Apply the mixture to the affected skin with a cotton ball, or lightly spray it with a spray bottle. Apply the ACV treatment twice a day for the best results. Can add to bath water, add 1 – 2 cups to bath.
  • HAIR¬†– ¬Ĺ Tbsp¬†ACV and 1 cup of cold water. Rinse after shampoo for body & shine. ¬†Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing.
  • SKIN – regulates ph with¬†¬†1 part acv 2 parts water. Replace your toner and use at night & in the morning.
  • ACNE –¬†¬†one part ACV to three parts water,¬†soak a cotton pad in this mixture and apply it directly to your face after you‚Äôve washed it. Do this twice daily.
  • TEETH¬†– Whiten with ACV,¬†gargle¬†then rinse & brush as normal.
  • AFTERSHAVE¬†– equal parts water & ACV.
  • SUNBURN- add 1 cup ACV to bath.
  • MASSAGE¬†– help tired feet & hands by massaging with ACV.
  • SORE THROAT –¬†swallow one teaspoon of ACV¬†an hour before bed, then another half an hour later, then another right before you hop in bed.
  • WARTS- soak cotton ball in ACV,¬†stick to wart and leave overnight, continue until wart falls off & repeat for a few more days.
  • PETS FLEAS-¬†One part ACV¬†and one part water can be sprayed on your pets’ fur and rubbed in generously to the skin. Saturate the entire coat, and continue every day for a few days to a week.
  • WEIGHT LOSS, BALANCE BODY SYSTEM & DETOX- add ¬†2 tsp acv to 2 cups of water & sip throughout the day.
  • BALANCE BODY SYSTEM¬†–¬†Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level
  • DETOX¬†– ACV can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.
  • LYMPHATIC SYSTEM -ACV can help to break up mucus throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes.
  • HEARTBURN-¬†there is research suggesting that apple cider vinegar works by correcting low acid, hence reducing heartburn. Natural remedy experts say you should begin to feel relief very shortly after taking 1 teaspoon of ACV followed by a glass of water. Note that ACV will not give relief if you have an ulcer.


If you live in Australia our shop Naturally Thriving has all the natural needs you would ever need to live naturally everyday. You can grab some apple cider vinegar & much, much  more here.

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