Apple Cider Vinegar has made headlines in the past couple years for everything from weight loss to curing poison ivy. How safe is apple cider vinegar, and what are some proven, safe and effective uses for it?
Five Great Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar
- As a deodorizer
- To Trap Fruit Flies
- To Wash Fruits and Vegetables
- As A Weed Killer
- To Clean Your Toothbrush
Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural deodorizer, which means you can spritz it in smelly sneakers, dog beds, or anywhere germs accumulate and then let it do its magic. Interestingly enough, the vinegar smell dissipates after a bit and you are left with just a fresher area.
If you have a fruit fly problem, place some apple cider vinegar in a small jar and your fruit flies will automatically be drawn to them. Dump the apple cider vinegar and replace with fresh at least once a day until your fruit fly problem is eradicated.
ACV is excellent at getting rid of pesticides and bacteria on fruits and vegetables. Rinse them off in clean water before you cut or peel them in order to avoid any taste or scent distortion.
You can use ACV as a weed killer and it won’t harm animals or people. A mixture of 50/50 cut with water is adequate to kill all weeds. Make sure you don’t get any on flowers, plants or grass that you don’t want to destroy. It may take a stronger solution to kill bigger and hardier weeds and plants like poison ivy.
Don’t want to toss your toothbrush every time you get sick or every three months? Until you can get to the store and buy a new one, you can sanitize your toothbrush by soaking it in ACV for a few minutes and then rinsing it with clean water.
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