Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (or ACV) continues to grow in popularity as a wellness essential used to promote healthy digestion, fight harmful bacteria, or even support weight loss. But that’s not all this fermented favorite is capable of. From functioning as a household cleaner to a teeth whitener, the possibilities of ACV appear to be endless. So it’s no wonder that the trending elixir has actually been used for centuries as a medicinal remedy, dating as far back as ancient Greece (possibly further). If you haven’t experienced the benefits of ACV, we’ve got everything you need to get started.
DIY Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar
We can’t help but love a good DIY recipe, especially when it comes to one of our favorite pantry staples. If you want to make the most of that bottle of ACV, try these genius recipes:
- Add ACV to dish soap and water and place in a small bowl to keep fruit flies away.
- Mix with water and essential oils for a non-chemical household cleaner.
- Nix dandruff by spraying your scalp with ¼ cup of ACV and ¼ cup of water. Wrap hair and leave on scalp for 15 minutes to an hour before rinsing.
- Reduce dead skin cells and brighten your complexion by making your own ACV-based skin toner. Use one part ACV to two parts distilled or filtered water.
Top Apple Cider Vinegar Brands
These brands have all your ACV needs covered.
Bragg is on a mission to promote natural health through unprocessed, organic foods. The brand’s collection of household staples includes vinegars, liquid aminos (made with non-GMO soy), herb and spice blends, yeast seasoning, extra virgin olive oil, and vinaigrette salad dressing.
Not only does Vermont Village use ingredients sourced directly from local farmers, but the brand itself is owned and operated by the Vermont dwellers who work to offer wholesome, nutritious products that are easily accessible.
Natural Nectar’s sustainable and eco-friendly line of natural foods includes snacks, vinegars, and sweet treats. Each product is crafted using premium ingredients for big flavor with minimal environmental impact.
Best Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
These minimally processed vinegars pride themselves on purity.
Thrive Market Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Our own raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is fortified with a wellness-boosting sediment (known as “the Mother”), which is made of enzymes, proteins, and good-for-you bacteria.
Natural Nectar Biodynamic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Imported from France where the brand has been perfecting its manufacturing technique for the last 30 years, this Certified Biodynamic organic apple cider vinegar is aged in oak casks.
Recipes With ACV
Drink to your health or whip up a decadent dessert with these vinegar-infused recipes.
Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
This healthy gut-supporting elixir of apple cider vinegar, ground ginger, maple syrup, and filtered water will help get your digestive system on the right track. Just mix together and serve over ice for a surprisingly refreshing sip.
This wellness-boosting switchel, (psst: that’s a drink made with vinegar) includes just four ingredients—elderberry syrup, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and water. Steep overnight and enjoy.
Balsamic Coconut Whipped Cream With Strawberries
This non-dairy dessert is a real conversation starter, and it couldn’t be easier to pull together. Simply blend together coconut cream, honey, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper for a delightfully unexpected dip for fresh strawberries.