Although it may sound a little weird to take an apple cider vinegar bath, there are actually tons of health benefits this unique bath can provide you. ACV has become a popular ingredient in anything from cooking to drinks to skincare to household cleaning products. ACV is extremely versatile, relatively inexpensive, and has amazing health and cleansing properties, which is why this simple product has become so very popular.
Since ACV has so many healing benefits and health properties, using it in a bath is a great and effective way to reap some of the health benefits. Below are a few ways the ACV can help your body:
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Assists with weight loss
- Improves digestion
- Good for hair and skin
- Detoxes the entire body
These are just a few reasons why ACV is so beneficial to humans. Since apple cider vinegar is good for full body detox and improves skin and hair, soaking in a bath with some ACV is a great way to reap those benefits.
Detoxing your body is essential to your overall health from time to time. Our bodies can accumulate lots of toxins from our everyday lives. Environmental pollutants, toxic beauty ingredients, soaps, fumes, fragrances, cleaning products, gasoline from cars, and so much more can build up in the human body. Pesticide residue from non-organic foods can linger in the body as well.
Hair and Skin
One immediate effect of an ACV bath will be noticeable with your skin and hair. The raw vinegar is able to break down any product and oil buildup on your hair and scalp. Once that buildup is washed away your hair is left feeling light, looks bouncy, and feel fresh. You will also notice that is helps repair split ends and will reduce any dandruff you may have.
As far as your skin goes, ACV can help clear acne-prone skin, soothe eczema, nourish dry and cracked skin, get rid of warts, and help any fungal infections like athlete’s foot. ACV has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which is why is it so effective at helping these conditions.
Another great reason to start taking ACV baths is that they can detox your entire body. Of course, it is detoxing the skin and the hair and clears away any issues you may be having in those areas. ACV can also balance your skin’s pH levels, reduce inflammation within the body, ease any aches and pains you may be experiencing, eliminates body odors, and can improve joint pain and issues.
How to Take an Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
Now that you are familiar with all the great benefits of taking an apple cider vinegar bath, how exactly do you take one? It is super simple to do, and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand right now!
1. Fill Your Tub With Warm Water
Fill your bathtub with warm water. You want the water to be quite warm or as warm as you can stand to soak in. The warm water will open up all of your pores and allow the ACV to soak into your skin and body, so you can get the most benefits out of the soaking process.
2. Add 2 Cups of Raw, Organic and Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar to Your Bath
Add about 2 cups of raw, organic, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar to your bathwater. From there, you will want to add about 2 cups of raw, organic, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Using the raw apple cider vinegar will ensure you are getting all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that the vinegar has to offer. If you just use a highly processed and filtered version of the vinegar, you will not get any of the benefits raw ACV has to offer.
3. Add Essential Oils
If you have on hand, you can drop in some of your favorite essential oils to the bath as well. Some great essential oils to add to your bath include lavender, chamomile, ylang-ylang, and peppermint.
4. Soak In The Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
Soak in the ACV bath for about twenty to thirty minutes. You can take in a washcloth or body brush with you to gently massage your skin to help loosen up and wash away the dead skin that the bath helps to release. You can splash the water over your face and use the washcloth to gently wash your face. Once you get out of the bath your skin will be glowing and feel silky soft and amazingly smooth! Combine with a natural and organic face wash and face toner for even smoother skin.
Overall, taking an apple cider vinegar bath has tons of amazing benefits for both inside your body and outside. Your skin will be glowing, your hair will be soft and shiny, and you will feel like a new person.
For best results, take anywhere from one to two apple cider vinegar baths per week. This will ensure you are keeping the benefits of the bath lasting all during the week.
This article was last updated on May 6, 2022 .