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Published on June 16th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

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Fave Five Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Fave Five Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Five Fave Uses for Apple Cider Vingear

Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV for short, is something I always have in my home.

1- HAIR

I use Bragg’s Organic and my favorite trick of all time is to mix ACV with a moisturizing shampoo that contains glycerin or dimethicone in the first 10 ingredients. The shampoo I combine it with, Suave Almond & Shea, is not that natural (contains synthetic fragrance) but this shampoo/ACV combination works best for me.

The ACV seals the scales of the hair shaft while removing sebum from the root of the hair. It also removes debris from any hair products like dry shampoo or hairspray, without being overly drying.

The result? Thick hair that is super shiny, voluminous and has some bounce!

How To:

  • I keep a small container in my shower and squirt 1 large dollop of shampoo into about 1.5 TBSP of ACV.
  • Swirl with your finger.
  • Make sure hair is very wet – add additional water to lather.
  • Rinse.
  • Do this 1-2x week. If possible, try to avoid washing hair daily.

2- INTERNAL BODY

ACV is also commonly used to aid digestion and detoxification. Ever heard of the Master Cleanse? It’s a somewhat trend driven weight loss staple, but I’ve seen it be helpful for people transitioning off a diet of heavy fried foods/junk foods/processed foods into something cleaner. It can also be helpful for people weaning themselves off soda. I like to drink a variation of this on occasion.

ACV can be used in place of lemon juice in the Master Cleanse.

Typically the Master Cleanse is a combination of alkaline water, an acid like lemon juice or ACV, a thermogenic agent like Cayenne pepper, and some sweetener (optional).

How To:

  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon) or ACV
  • 2 tablespoons (40 grams) pure maple syrup/date syrup/stevia/monkfruit extract
  • 1/10 teaspoon (0.2 grams) cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
  • 8 to 12 ounces of purified or spring water

3- EXTERNAL BODY

If you get congested pores (blackheads, whiteheads or tiny filaments of sebum) around nose, or under where glasses may sit on the face, mixing ACV with bentonite clay will draw out the comodones resulting in CLEAN PORES!

How To:

In small glass or ceramic cup (no metal), mix:

1 TBSP ACV with 2-3 TBSP Bentonite clay.

Warning! Will produce bubbles.

Stir and paint on with brush or fingers.

Allow to dry (about 15 minutes).

Remove with warm, dark colored washcloth (will stain white fabric).

Mist with toner or hydrosol if you like doing that.

Skin may appear slightly red for 30 min-1 hour post.

4- HOME

Floor cleaner: add 1/4 C ACV to a bucket of hot water (approximately 2-3 gallons). Add peppermint or a citrus essential oil (10 drops). Elevate the vibe of your space!

5-COOKING

Super easy salad dressings can be whipped up in minutes by combining:

  • 2 TBSP ACV
  • dollop french mustard
  • 2 TBSP oil, like flaxseed or olive
  • 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • Tiny amount of sweetener
  • I like to add finely diced shallots if I have them on hand
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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga for 30 years.


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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga for 30 years.



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