Try It Tuesday: Apple Cider Vinegar

Over the years, I’ve heard of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) but had never bought any. Never ever.

But last week, while at a local natural/bulk whole foods store, I noticed some on the shelf and thought I’d give it a try.

Now this isn’t your mama’s ACV, this is the good stuff. The healthy stuff.It’s organic and unfiltered. It’s cloudy and has a cob-webby, gooey ‘thing” floating around in it. (known as the “mother”) It’s got a ton of different vitamins in it like;vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin, A, vitamin P, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. And it’s chock full of minerals as well.

Now, I really think the good Lord pointed me towards this. Why? Because I’m pretty sure I’ve been dealing with an overgrowth of Candida since the baby’s birth. I had antibiotics then, and then a month later when I got mastitis and couldn’t get rid of it, I had another broad spectrum dose. And one of the things it helps with is Candida over growth.

Along with that, it’s supposed to help with many other ailments and helps to promote good skin and hair (when taken topically or internally). So I started just a couple days ago drinking 2 Tbsp of ACV and Tbsp of Raw honey in a glass of ice water each morning a few days ago.

It does have a very ferment-y taste, but the honey helps a bit. I also would much rather drink it with a straw since it can have quite the “kick” to it. :-) But it’s not horrible. I don’t mind drinking it, and it tends to remind me of homemade kombucha. And I don’t tend to think of it as a “wonder drug” like so many sites claim, but I think it could be quite a healthy thing to drink!

So tell me have you tried, or do you drink/use ACV? If so what for?

And what have you tried this week?

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Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I use it in my hair! Well, I actually alternate between ACV and lemon juice.

    Haven't seen a bottle of Bragg in for-ev-er, I'll have to hit up my health food store for some of the "good stuff".

  2. How bad is it to use the non=organic stuff? I have a full bottle that I bought for this purpose when I couldn't get my hands on the organic version.
    I really respect your opinion? What are the harmful effects of having 1-2 TB (of the non-organic) a day?

  3. Donielle says:

    Val- There shouldn't be any adverse effects that I can think of. I just don't think that the full scope of health benefits wouldn't be there since most of the healthy stuff is filtered and pasteurized out to make it pretty.

    *that's my opinion anyways from what I've researched. :-)

  4. Courtney says:

    I use this stuff on my hair also!!

    and in out food but i love it. whole foods has them molly in all sizes.

  5. I'm a first time commenter, and I love your blog! I started getting into healthy living after being diagnosed with endometriosis last year.

    I just started ACV a couple of months ago. I mainly make the "cocktail" or use it to make salad dressing. I have taken it a few times when I feel a cold coming on, and it could just be in my head, but I really think it helped it from getting worse! Can"t wait to try it in my hair. Do most people use it as a rinse? If so, what do you use for shampoo?

  6. Michelle @ Find Your Balance says:

    It's my favorite vinegar! I got into it while on the raw diet last year, but now I use it all the time, usually for salad dressing but sometimes I mix with water for a drink. It's great for clearing up congestion!

  7. I tried some of it mixed in water, and couldn't get it down. I'll try some with honey, too, and see if that helps any.

  8. Jillanna says:

    I have been drinking the ACV honey water for a couple of weeks now, and I love it! I have found it has helped with the crazy amounts of heart burn & indigestion I normal deal with.

  9. Alison @ Hospitality Haven says:

    I like to use apple cider vinegar in salad dressings, and also to wash produce!

  10. Kathryn says:

    I've heard good things about this & tried it. I was very disappointed. Taking it in water didn't work for me. Within minutes i was feeling weak & my heart giving me problems. I think it upset the alkaline/acid balance for me.

    Visited a friend recently, & she uses it as others have mentioned as a dressing & marinade. Said it works better for her on/with food. So i'll be working at that.

    What i find better, for me, in trying to have a slight alkaline system it to drink 1-1/2 TB in 12 oz of water. I don't drink a lot of this. I might drink 2-4 oz a day, but it helps. And if you're having pain from a UTI, it is amazing how well it helps!

  11. Susan Rodriguez says:

    I use 1 T baking soda mixed with 1 c water as shampoo and 1/2 T vinegar mixed with 1 c water as a rinse.

  12. Hi, I just startedd using Braggs ACV about a week ago and to my suprise have started seeing some results already!! My skin does mhave a “glow” to it, also it has helped tremedously with PMS cramping. I too suffer from endo and was suprised at athe effect this had on my monthly. Not only does it alleviate some of the pain but it also slowed down the flow! My cycle was much much lighter and bearable.. However the taste is not very pleasant but heck with all the benefits from you can recieve from it, taste doesnt matter. I also find it easier to drink it straight up (like a shot) its quick and simple. And afterwards give my mouth a little swish with a water/baking soda mixture… A first it was making my stomach a little queasy but now its easier to get down. Im so glad I came across the recipe! :) Good luck to you guys experimenting with it!

  13. jessica long says:

    My Huband and I have been Trying for a while now with no new baby :( (I have a 7 year old from a prior relationship) Our insurance doesnt cover infertility so we are going to try ACV I will let you know if works in a few months!

    CEECEE Reply:

    @jessica long,