Apple cider vinegar is one of grandma's favorite remedies, it seems that this strong-smelling liquid has the power to help in almost all of life's problems: from hair treatments, cleaning the home and even the health of our skin. Yes! Many people have added this ingredient to bath time thanks to its properties that work as a "treatment" of the skin and body, in general.


All you have to do is pour 1 to 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in a warm bath. You can also add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil for a better feeling. Stir the bath water to combine the ingredients and soak for 20 minutes, then rinse gently with cool water and moisturize as usual.

Would you dare to take a bath with apple cider vinegar? These are the benefits

Although there are no scientific studies yet to confirm it, this natural remedy has been shared by word of mouth for thousands of years with positive evidence in most cases. Apple cider vinegar acts as a natural detoxifier but can cause irritation on some skin types, so start with a small dose or test on one area and increase slowly.

If you're still not convinced to give it a try, check out some of the benefits you could get after a therapeutic bath with apple cider vinegar:

It can eliminate fungal infections

There are some fungi that normally live on the skin, but these can cause problems if they grow too much: itching, redness and irritation. The most common is Candida albicans, but it has been found that vinegar can inhibit the growth of this one, destroying its cell structure and certain enzymes it needs to survive. It is worth soaking in an apple cider vinegar bath if you have a fungal skin infection.

Helps with body acne treatment

Apple cider vinegar has strong antibacterial properties that can work against Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that causes annoying breakouts. In addition, it helps to lower the pH of the skin and balance our protective barrier (if our pH is high we are more prone to pimples).

Treat eczema

Eczema is associated with elevated skin pH levels and apple cider vinegar can help soothe eczema by lowering the pH of the skin. A bath with vinegar may be just what you need to naturally control eczema flare-ups, reduce inflammation and speed the recovery of the skin's natural protective barrier.

Eliminate some bad odors

When sweat mixes with some skin bacteria such as Corynebacterium striatum and Staphylococcus haemolyticus, the result is hopelessly bad odor. Apple cider vinegar works as a natural antibacterial and can help control odor-causing microbes. In addition, by lowering the pH of the skin, it can make your skin a less conducive environment for bacteria to grow.

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Can help eliminate warts

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. Vinegar is said to have antiviral properties that can cure warts. It works like salicylic acid that dissolves warts over time (a couple of weeks or months).

Treat wrinkles on the body

Wrinkles on your face are not the only ones that need attention. Back to pH, if your skin is more acidic there is less wrinkle formation, this happens as we age. Adding a little apple cider vinegar to your bath can make your skin less prone to future wrinkles.