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Apple Cider Vinegar

Today’s post is about the uses and benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar so be prepared for a long post.

In most cases you need to dilute the apple cider vinegar with some water, this is especially important if you are taking it internally. We use Braggs organic apple cider vinegar with the mother.

You can use apple cider vinegar for

  1.  You can help an upset tummy by mixing 1-2 tbsp into some water and sipping it during the day
  2.  Mix 1tsp ACV and 1 tsp honey in warm water before eating to help suppress your appetite
  3.  1tsp in a glass of water helps sinus infections by thinning the mucus, prevents germ growth, helps nasal congestion and sinus drainage.
  4.  Helps weight loss as in 2. above acetic acid suppresses appetite, increases metobolism and reduces water retention.
  5.  If you suffer dandruff or itchy scalp due to the high PH of the scalp (many shampoos and conditioners and treatments raise the PH of the scalp) try either an apple cider rinse (water and ACV) after washing the hair or spritz the hair with a mixture , leave on for a while (maybe 1/2 hr) then rinse off. Make sure you rinse your hair well after.
  6.  To boost energy levels if you are flagging mix 1tbsp ACV in a glass of chilled water. Heavy exercise and stress can cause a build up of lactic acid which in turn causes fatigue. ACV contains potassium and enzymes which help relieve that tired feeling.
  7.  Suffering from leg cramps?  This can be due to low potassium levels so try a glass of water with  1tsp honey and 2 tbsp ACV mixed in .
  8.  ACV also has anti inflammatory properties and can help balance blood sugar and PH levels so useful to take 2tbsp in a glass of water before bed and before heavy carbohydrate meals. Can also help reflux.
  9.  Reduces bloating and increases benefit of vitamins and minerals in your food.
  10. Do you suffer from smelly feet?  ACV has antibacterial properties so wipe your feet  over with a undiluted ACV .

As you can see there are many uses and its a good all rounder, it has also been reported to help skin conditions but its important to do your own research on anything before you decide to try it and seek medical advice if you are unsure before using it.

Heres a link for some advice on when maybe you shouldn’t use Apple Cider Vinegar.

As with most things moderation seems to be the key word,  if you take too much or overindulge in anything then there will be problems.

We are currently trying some of the benefits above so watch out for another blog post about how we get on when we share our personal experiences.



Robotic Shopping

How many of you do an almost “robotic shop” each week or fortnight, the same shop(s), the same products?

When I started wanting to use the kindest and gentlest products for the environment and health  I did an inventory of the products we normally used under our sink, in our bathroom, and on our dressing table.  I was horrified when we found out about the harsh chemicals that were contained in our regular products, and then we were pleasantly surprised when we checked out the prices of the alternatives and after trying some products we realised that they were probably just as economical as most were concentrated and you needed to use less so they lasted longer.  It really can be false economy buying the cheapest of anything as you end up using two or three times the quantity to get the same results.

I use the naturtint hair dyes and noticed it didn’t have the usual nasty strong smells that others have and afterwards my hair was very shiny and soft but more important to me there was no overpowering smell from the products nor did I have the usual itchy and burning scalp I experienced with other hair dyes I had used.

Its such a good feeling knowing i am cutting down on the harmful chemicals in the house and also helping the environment as well,  and I am so glad I took the time to have a look at our normal robotic shopping and changed it.  Let us help you change by introducing you to healthier alternatives all under one roof.   

The gentle revolution has definitely begun and we are proud to be a part of it , together we could make a massive difference and help this wonderful Planet and make sure its healthy for our children and their children to enjoy.