Benefits and Uses
The Great uses of apples there are so many starting with your scraps. I didn’t think it was possible to make Apple Vinegar so easily, and that it’s made from scraps makes it economical, too!
2 to 3 tablespoons sugar, or honey
2 to 3 cups filtered water
1-pound organic apple cores and peels
Place apple scraps in a ceramic or glass crock or bowl and pour sugar-water solution over them. Use enough liquid to cover apple cores.
Mix one tablespoon of sugar per cup of water.
Cover bowl with a dish towel and leave at room temperature for 1 week if made with sugar water, or up to 2 weeks if using honey.
Stir vigorously at least once a day; more often is even better. The liquid will get frothy on top as fermentation gets going.
When the color of the liquid starts to darken after 1 to 2 weeks, strain out and discard the fruit.
Keep at room temperature, stirring at least once a day, for 2 weeks to 1 month until liquid smells vinegary and tastes sour. The healthy bacteria that create vinegar require oxygen for the process, it is important not to seal the container with a lid until the vinegar is as strong as you want it to be.
Funnel into a glass bottle, cap or cork the bottle and store away from direct heat or light.
This is simple and you can make your own or buy it.
Most people can safely consume reasonable amounts of apple cider vinegar by starting with a small amount and gradually working up to a maximum of 2 tablespoons per day, diluted in water, depending on your personal tolerance. Since it works primarily as a detoxifying agent, a shot of apple cider vinegar in the morning can clear out toxins.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid which not only breaks down uric acid but also removes it from the body.
You can use it in many different ways from soaking the feet in a vinegar bath for 10 to 20 minutes may help to kill the bacteria or fungi contributing towards foot odor. Clean the feet with a regular, soft soap before soaking. Use cool water, as hot water can dry out your skin. Moisturize your feet with shea, olive oil, or coconut oil blend and put on socks.
Another great use is throughout the home as a cleaning product, put in a spray bottle and use in the shower for fungus and mold. Sweep or hoover the floor first before making a cleaning solution of apple cider vinegar and water (typically 1 cup to 1 gallon) and you’ll be ready to go!
Not a cleaning tip but apple cider vinegar is renowned for being a homemade weed killer. To use it, all you need to do is to spray undiluted vinegar in weed prone areas and that’s it. For bigger and stronger weeds, you can mix it with soap and lemon juice.
Using apple cider vinegar as part of your dishwashing technique will kill off any bacteria and keep your dishes clean and sparkly. Alternatively, you can add it to the dishwasher to remove stains from coffee cups or wine glasses. This will help ensure maximum cleanliness in your kitchen space which is important as kitchens are a hotspot for germs and bacteria to accumulate.
A 2018 research study found that Apple cider vinegar can be used to effectively treat infections caused by several common strains of bacteria. Apple cider vinegar may help mild ear infections of the outer ear. It has antimicrobial properties, meaning it kills bacteria, fungi, and possibly viruses. You can also use it on your dogs.
Written by: Molly Heckard