If you pay any attention to health news, chances are you’ve heard of apple cider vinegar. Created from cider or apple must, it is unpasteurized, organic and has a wide variety of uses. From salad dressings to beauty products, cider vinegar has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. The next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a bottle and implement these ideas to start making apple cider vinegar work for you.
Acts as a Mouthwash
Using apple cider vinegar as mouthwash provides a variety of benefits. In addition to easing bad breath, the vinegar can remove stains on the teeth and provide relief from thrush and chronic gum infections. To use it as mouthwash, mix two teaspoons into about 1/4 cup of water. Swish for about 20 seconds and then either swallow it or spit it out. Brush your teeth directly after to rinse away the acid and prevent damage to your tooth enamel.
Keeps Pets Away From Cords
A new puppy or kitten is adorable but it can also be quite destructive, especially during the teething stage. If you want to prevent your pets from chewing on cords and damaging your electronics or possibly injuring themselves, use a little apple cider vinegar. Use a paper towel to dab some onto the entire length of the cord. The bitter taste will keep pets from chewing.