My love for Apple Cider Vinegar!

Monday, 24 August 2015

My love for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) started around 6 years ago when BubzBeauty posted a video for a scar reducing mask and toner recipe which I loved. Over the following years I went on to do more research into ACV and it's other benefits.. in this post I will be rounding up my favourite uses for it as well as other health benefits. 

1) Weight loss - it's been proven in studies that ACV makes you feel more full, as well as this it also helps to regulate your blood sugars. If your blood sugar levels are constantly altering your body will store fat, this can lead to problems such as diabetes and heart disease. I'm not going to lie to you all and say it's pleasant to drink, it's not. The best way I've found to drink it is warm with 2tbsp ACV, 2 tbsp lemon juice and a dash of cinnamon. 

2) Hair - ACV helps to remove the built up dirt in your hair without damaging your hairs natural oils. After I've shampooed I mist my hair with the mixture I've made up earlier, leave to soak for a few minutes then rinse thoroughly. For this I use a spray bottle that hairdressers use, fill it up with water and half a tablespoon of ACV. As well as this you can also use is as a rinse to help deal with dandruff, the ACV helps to alter the pH of the scalp. Mix two tablespoons into a glass of water then rinse your hair with it whilst in the shower. 

3) Teeth whitening - gargling with this every morning helps to remove stains and bacteria from the mouth.

4) Face mask - as mentioned earlier my love affair with ACV stared 6 years ago when I stumbled across this face mask. The acid in this mask helps to gently exfoliate the skin, dissolving dead skin cells. I'll include the recipe for it below:

Ingredients:
- apple cider vinegar 
- green tea bag 
- honey 
- sugar
Method:
- put one teaspoon of ACV in a bowl 
- add two teaspoons of green tea 
- then add five teaspoons of sugar 
- finally, add one teaspoon of honey!
- stir the mixture well and if you want more of an exfoliant add more sugar. 


Amelia xo

2 comments:

  1. This is such an interesting post, I never knew apple cider vinegar had so many uses! Will definitely look into it more. xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. I know I never believed there could be so many uses! x

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