Make your own skin toner, deodorant, nail soak, and more using apple-cider vinegar.
- Improve your scalp health, combat dandruff, and prevent buildup of hair products with ACV’s antimicrobial and pH-balancing properties, suggests Carmichael. Create a mixture of 1/3 cup ACV and 4 cups water; pour or spritz on your hair after shampooing (conditioning optional) and rinse with water.
- Fight body odor with a DIY deodorant. Dilute 1 teaspoon ACV with 1 tablespoon water and use a washcloth to apply it to your armpits. For moisture reduction, follow by powdering with a one-to-one mix of cornstarch and baking soda.
- Make a nail soak to fight fungus. Mix 1 cup ACV, 5 drops tea-tree essential oil, 5 tablespoons baking soda, and up to 3 cups of warm water. Soak feet or hands for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Rejuvenate your skin and restore its natural balance of oils and pH with an ACV skin toner. Combine 1 cup warm water and 1/3 cup ACV. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply directly to the face and neck. Use once or twice a week, storing any remaining mixture in a cool, dark place.
- Relieve a sunburn by adding 2 cups ACV to a bath of cool water and soaking for 30 minutes.
- Discourage mosquitoes and soothe the itch and sting of bites with a DIY insect repellent spray made from 1 cup ACV and 1/4 cup water.
This originally appeared as “Body Care” in “20 Uses for Apple-Cider Vinegar” in the December 2018 print issue of Experience Life.