Benefits of an Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

By Alexis Writing

ALL HAIL apple cider vinegar and its endless list of bodily benefits. This simple vinegar knows no limits when it comes to our health. Although medical evidence is scant, it is widely accepted that apple cider vinegar when incorporated into baths and other skin care regimens, helps heal the skin and restore its natural balance. Because there's little risk involved, certain institutions recommend this method of bathing for the treatment of minor ailments.

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Sunburn Aid

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Sunburn

The Holistic Pediatric Association recommends apple cider vinegar as a treatment for pain or irritation associated with sunburn. Exposure to apple cider vinegar helps restore the skin's pH balance that gets altered by sunburn or mild irritation. To prepare a bath add 2-3 cups of apple cider vinegar to a filled tub. Fully submerge the sunburned skin, and soak for 20 minutes.

Tip: When shopping for apple cider vinegar, select those which have been wood-aged instead of commercial, chemically-aged brands .

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

To effectively treat bacterial vaginosis alkaline levels need to be lowered. One easy, cheap, and natural, but effective method uses mild substances to restore the body's pH balance. According to one source, apple cider vinegar has pH restoring abilities. If diluted in water, apple cider vinegar is mild, yet acidic enough to lower the alkalinity of the vagina. To prepare a bath, add 2 to 3 cups of apple cider vinegar to a shallow filled tub. Soak for about 20 minutes to achieve optimal results.

Healthy Hair

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Apple cider vinegar also benefits hair health. It can be used as a natural conditioner to help cleanse and soften hair. To make the hair rinse, mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 quart of water. Use as a final rinse after shampooing.

Tip: When shopping for apple cider vinegar, select those which have been wood-aged instead of commercial, chemically-aged brands .