Looking for a miracle liquid to solve all your problems? Look no further than apple cider vinegar – a magical elixir that will provide more uses than you can count! Need some tips on how to get the most out of your vinegar bottle? Check out the following hacks on how to improve your life in every aspect.

Get rid of dandruff

Dry, flaky scalp? Apple cider vinegar can get rid of dandruff and keep your tresses looking shiny and healthy. Taking one part water to one part apple cider vinegar and leaving it in your hair as a rinse will have the flakes gone and give your hair new life. After shampooing, leave the mixture in for no more than 20 minutes, rinse with warm water, and condition as normal. Research shows that the acidity in the vinegar keeps the fungus that contributes to dandruff at bay.

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Take care of pesky fruit flies

Fruit flies driving you nuts after a trip to the farmers market? Here is a simple and easy way to get rid of them. Simply place a cup with about one quarter to one half cup of apple cider vinegar, add a few drops of dish soap to cause the flies to sink, and wait approximately 24 hours. In no time at all, the flies will have gone to investigate and met their demise.

For skin care – a toner

Skin looking dull? Acne and dark spots causing you distress?? Apple cider vinegar comes to the rescue here as well! After dilution, this powerful liquid acts as a toner and resets the PH of your skin, getting rid of acne, dark spots, and even giving skin a smoother texture.

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Whiten teeth

Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and swish around vigorously to whiten teeth. Use as you would a mouth wash. Dilution here is important – not doing so can break down your tooth enamel. The acid breaks down stains and will whiten teeth over a few weeks.

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Clean deodorize kitchen and bathroom sinks

…and even the toilet! Simply poor and let sit over night, scrub, and rinse! This will also get rid of any foul odors. Is your sink a little clogged? Try using the natural reaction of vinegar and baking soda to get rid of residue. Slowly poor a bubbling mixture of equal parts vinegar and baking soda down the drain to remove any unwanted gunk. Don’t do this too often – once in a while to get rid of minor clogs is enough.

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Get rid of warts

Problematic warts won’t leave you alone? Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place over the wart. Gingerly place a bandage over the area and leave it be over night. Continue this process until the wart falls off, and for a few days afterwards to ensure that it does not come back.

Use in food to add some tang

Boring salad dressing? Add a spritz of apple cider vinegar!  Plain old barbecue sauce? Add a splash of apple cider vinegar! ACV also has a load of health benefits, such as boosted immunity and high potassium, so adding it here and there to various recipes can increase your energy among other things.

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Weight loss secret weapon

Add 1 tablespoon of organic, raw apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water and drink to make your metabolism faster. To improve taste, swirl in a bit of honey or add some lemon. Once again, dilution here is important, as not doing so can harm your internal organs. Consult a doctor prior to beginning to make sure the vinegar won’t negatively interact with any medications.

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Soothe Bug Bites

For itch relief and speedy healing, soak a cotton ball in ACV and hold it on the bug bite for approximately 30 seconds. If needed, repeat in an hour to stop itchiness from coming back. And that’s it!

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