Raw, organic apple cider vinegar is a naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic that contains powerful enzymes and minerals, including potassium. It has numerous internal and external uses, including providing relief for sore muscles and aching joints. Bathing with raw apple cider vinegar is one way to find sore muscle/joint relief. Soaking in warm water relaxes muscles and joints while the vinegar adds potassium to the affected areas. Potassium helps keep body tissues soft and flexible and the muscles toned.

Things You'll Need

Fill your bathtub with warm water and add 1 to 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar to the tub.

Soak in warm apple cider vinegar water for at least 30 minutes.

Massage entire body, starting with the feet. Squeeze and relax each part of foot gently but firmly. Work slowly up the right leg to the hip, then do the same to the left leg. Continue up the torso, then the arms and neck. Always rub upward towards the heart. Lightly stroke upward on the face. Do not pull skin down.

Go over scalp with a firm fingertip dry massage, then finger-rub the ears.

Tips

  • Make sure you are purchasing raw, organic apple cider vinegar that contains powerful enzymes called “the mother.” Apple cider vinegar without the mother has been stripped of these enzymes and has very little health benefits. Two tablespoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of raw honey added to a glass of water also helps the body deal with joint pain.