Apple cider vinegar bath – By now you should have heard/read about the therapeutic prowess of apple cider vinegar, what we natural remedies junkies call ACV. Apple cider vinegar stimulates weight loss, lowers the blood sugar levels, stimulates efficient digestion, balances the body’s pH levels, repopulates the gut with beneficial bacteria, battles hard in fighting microbes which cause you ill health an supply a healthy dose of vitamin C.
We should all doff our hats for Apple cider vinegar (ACV) – it’s the real deal.
Having mentioned the benefits you stand to gain from ACV, there is another ACV brilliance you should consider – Apple cider vinegar Baths! And yes, the same ACV that you wash your hair with, that goes into your morning health tonic, can also be used to provide one of the most beneficial soaks in the world. This is why I add it into my bath, and soon you will too.
ACV is a great source of vitamins and minerals for your skin
ACV is a product of fermented apple, it is therefore loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals. During the process of fermentation, wild yeast colonizes the apple juice leading to a breakdown of natural compounds more digestible form. This means that vitamin B complex becomes more bioavailable, an increase in vitamin C content, and a release of trace minerals.
These released compounds are good for both your insides and your skin. By having an Apple cider vinegar bath, you are providing the largest organ in your body a very rich source of nutrients which will help promote skin cell recovery and greater elasticity. Of course, you might smell a little like apple cider vinegar afterward, but in this case, the pros outweigh the cons.
Apple cider vinegar bath is great for reducing stubborn B.O.
ACV baths combat body odor by wiping out the bacteria responsible for it
Still using harmful deodorants and antiperspirants to cure body odor? Forget about the chemicals, and stop scrubbing your armpits till hades. ACV bath is the answer!
Apple cider vinegar has long been used to eliminate body odor-causing bacteria, just take a soak in an ACV bath, with your armpits and other pungent areas deeply soaked. The acid in ACV will work their wily ways and get rid of the odor-causing bacteria, giving a less smelly you post-bath!
To throw the knockout punch, rub some half-diluted ACV under your armpits after bath, rinse off 30 seconds later using a cool wet cloth. If you have the urge to wear a deodorant, use a natural and gentle type that won’t irritate your pits.
ACV baths can treat a wide range of skin problems
Many common diseases and skin problems are as a result of complex microbiological activities – caused by fungal and bacteria invasions with end results ranging from eczema to athletes foot. Apple cider vinegar is a natural treatment for these skin problems, as it works by eliminating the microbes, the root cause in the first place.
Rub some ACV on the microbe-invaded area of the skin, or you could take a soak in a therapeutic Apple cider vinegar bath, to make those beneficial acids seep deep into your skin, give it some time to get rid of the nasties causing you troubles.
Apple cider vinegar bath can treat acne and dandruff
ACV is effective because it attacks the skin problem at the roots, getting rid of the microbe causing infection. This same principle can be utilized to control acne breakouts, and treat scalp dandruff. Acne breakouts are often due to imbalanced skin pH or excess sebum production.
These two can be treated by taking a soak in Apple cider vinegar bath, dandruff is sometimes a sign of yeast overgrowth on the scalp. Yeast pickings is easy for ACV.
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ACV baths condition your hair
I stopped using conditioners and shampoos for my hair a long time ago, in favor of an effective natural combo: apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Once or twice every two weeks, I wash my hair using a tablespoonful of baking soda mixed with a cup of water, followed by a tablespoonful of apple cider vinegar mixed in the same proportion as the baking soda.
Both steps are equally important in the washing process; the baking soda helps cleanse my scalp and wash off accumulated dead skin cell, and dries my hair out. The ACV moisturize my hair and keep it hydrated for days – its nature finest conditioner.
This makes Apple cider vinegar bath even more appealing, it conditions my hair and leaves it feeling soft and supple. This is an amazing way to end a therapeutic bath!
How to use ACV in your next bath
It is easy. Fill your bath as you would when having a normal bath (beneficial bacteria will be killed if the water is too hot), pour about a cup or two of apple cider vinegar. Soak away – for 25 to 30 minutes, rinse off in a shower if you don’t want to smell like a walking mass of ACV!
– Oluwatosin Jegede