Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- African Red Tea, Blackstrap Molasses
- Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Anti-Aging Remedies
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Green Tea
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Oil Pulling
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil
- Apricot Scrub, Drink Water
- Avoid Sugar
- Avoid the Sun, Facial Exercises
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda Scrub, Apple Cider Vinegar Toner, Flax Seed Oil
- Bathing in Purified Water
- Baths, Aloe Vera, Water
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Brown Sugar Scrub
- Brown Sugar, Egg White, H2O2 Lift
- Brown Sugar, Olive Oil
- Brown Sugar, Rolled Oats, ACV and Baking Powder Scrub
- Cacao Butter
- Castor Oil
- Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
- Chinese Red Dates, Honey
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Cow Udder Cream
- Curamin, Exercise
- Diet Tips
- Dry Brushing, Oil
- Eating Avocados
- Eliminate Chemicals
- Emu and Primrose Oil Moisturizers
- Enlarged Pores
- Essential Oils
- Facial Exercises
- Fish Oil, Vitamin E
- Flaxseed Oil
- Fountain of Youth Mask
- General Feedback
- Glycerin and Rose Water
- Glycerin Free
- Grapeseed Oil
- Half Milk, Half Cream
- Homeopathic Skincare
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Irish Peat
- Jojoba Oil
- Korean Glove
- Lemon Juice Exfoliator
- Lifestyle Choices
- Lightening Skin
- Lye Soap
- Monoi Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Nancy's Youth Formula
- Natural Cosmetics
- Nivea, Vaseline
- Nutrient Masks
- Oatmeal and Baking Soda Scrub
- Oatmeal Scrub
- Oil Cleansing Method
- Oil Pulling
- Olive Oil
- Olive Oil Facial Massage, Castor Oil Mosturizer
- Olive, Coconut, Avocado Oil
- Omega Oils: 3, 6, and 9
- Organic Oils and Baking Soda
- Over the Counter
- Ozonated Olive Oil
- Pure Shea Butter
- Raw Cabbage Salad
- Raw Cocoa Butter
- Raw Food Diet
- Remedies Needed
- Rice, Egg Whites
- Rose Water, Colloidal Silver
- Sandalwood Powder, Soap, Rosewater
- Sea Salt
- Sesame Oil
- Shark Cartilage Oil
- Smiling While You Moisturize
- Stephanie's Remedies
- Sudo Cream
- Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub
- Tamanu Oil
- Turmeric and Tiger Nut Mask
- Urine Therapy
- Vegetarian Diet
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins A
- Water Cleanse
- Water, Spinning in Circles
- White Tea Bag Astringent
- Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil
[YEA] 01/18/2013: Jessica from Bfe, Ky: "For about two months I have been using baking soda as a body cleanser rather than soap, and as a hair cleanser rather than shampoo. I rinse my hair with diluted Apple Cider Vinegar and then again with water straight from the shower head, sometimes..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||26 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||16 YEAS|
|Baking Soda||15 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda||7 YEAS|
|Brown Sugar Scrub||7 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||5 YEAS|
Apple Cider Vinegar for Beautiful, Healthy Skin
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
- Water - 16 Ounces
The ACV Tonic is just the thing to get healthy skin, starting from the inside! Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that youíll sip throughout the day. You will be keeping your pH in a constant, alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually 1-2 tall glasses of the concoction are all youíll need each day.
You can also use a cotton swab dabbed in ACV as a facial wash, cleansing and restoring the skinís naturally acidic mantle.
[YEA] Deborah from Charlotte, NC: "I have been sipping throughout the day on 16-20oz of water with 1 oz ACV for about 2 weeks now. I could tell a difference on the second day in my energy level. Also after washing my face and prior to using my moisturizer, I dab with a cotton ball ACV on my face and then rinse. It leaves my face glowing."
[YEA] Carol : "Fill a basin with warm water add half cup Apple Cider Vinegar, splash several times on face after washing your face. Do this twice a day and you will have ph balanced healthy skin."
[YEA] K.D. from Canada: "I used to take honey @ ACV years ago but for whatever reason, quit doing so. People used to remark how clear and glowing my skin was."
[YEA] Francoise : "When my skin looks "sad" and needs to be revitalized, I put 3 drops of apple cider vinegar on a clean face and pat it for 30 seconds or so. The next morning, I glow!"Replies
03/05/2009: BB from Moreno Valley, Ca replies: "Just wanted to clarify do you rinse after application?"
12/27/2012: Lightawake from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "hi, i have just been trying out AVC for the dry flaky skin I have been getting around my nose and eyebrows, which has been working wonderfully - I just soak a makeup pad with it and wipe my face all over. Doesnt use much, and I see all the grime it picks up on the pad:) I dont wash my face but then moisturise with a few drops of almond oil infused with lavendar essential oil. The oil scent helps get rid of the vinager smell which is faintly there while the AVC is still moist on the face. for the oil, I use a 25ml dropper bottle.
i tried almond oil after I ran out of the rosehip oil that I had been using previously, which is meant to be really good for skin. But almond oil has been really light and great (i prefer it to the heavier olive oil or coconut oil), and scentless so I can just drop a few drops of whatever essential oil if I want a scent - then use it on my face or legs at night, or as a lovely easy massage oil!
when I asked about moisturising skin, the naturopath at my local health store told me that topical solutions are good, but basically if you want good skin, the best remedy is to have a good diet. She advised me to drink lots more water and make sure my diet was more alkaline. the best but most drastic remedy for beautiful skin was when I stuck to a totally sugarfree raw food diet for about a week (basically salads, pickles, fermented food and nuts; no fruit or sweet veggies such as carrots, beetroot or corn), my skin improved drastically, and everyone commented how fresh and young my skin looked."
12/27/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Drink lots of fruit juices like grapfruit, lemon, lime, sweet lime. take 4 or 5 mint leaves grind it to paste and apply on face for half an hour before your bath. Makes your skin smooth and shiny, clears acne as well. Sweet Lime juice makes your skin soft."
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
[YEA] 05/01/2010: Carrie from Denver, Colorado, Usa: "I have been using a facial toner of 1/2 ACV and 1/2 water, put into a small spray bottle. I spray this on my face in the mornings and evenings. Every other day, I exfoliate my face with baking soda. I have seen a big difference! My skin tone is even, pores are much smaller, and skin looks great! The only drawback is that others in my household don't appreciate the smell of vinegar wafting thru the air."Replies
05/02/2010: Lilliana from Duluth, Ga replies: "Thank you for posting your testimonial, I just found this site today and am very excited about trying some of these remedies. Your spray bottle idea seems very practical. Can you tell me if you rinse off the ACV and Water toner? Or do you let it dry and apply your moisturizer afterwards? Also, how do you use the baking soda to exfoliate? Please advise... Thanks so much!"
[YEA] 05/03/2010: Lita209 from Sanford, Fl, Usa replies: "Carrie I do almost the same as you, the 1/2 ACV 1/2 water spray bottle and the baking soda as an exfoliant, sometimes a add borax to the baking soda and I don't exfoliate as frequently as you do. I thought I noticed smaller pores, better complexion, but I didn't think much. Last Saturday a customer asked me if I've had a peeling or dermabrasion done. She said she could see a difference on my skin with my acne scars and complexion. So now that I know it is not my imagination I'll definitely make sure I keep doing this and exfoliate more often. Thanks EC!!!"
[YEA] 11/22/2008: Donna from Yuma, AZ-USA: "I just can't get enough of your website. I started the ACV, drinking 2-3 tblspn in a tall container of water. I do this all day long and hooked. My skin is clearer and the tone is rosy. I also started the baking soda scrub for my face, morning and night. Now that is all I use, even for my showers. I just got a tall shaker bottle and fill it up - no more soap. Not only are my pores smaller, but skin is smoother (acts like an exfolliant). Thank you everyone for your input."Replies
11/23/2008: GG from Tampa, Florida replies: "You said "I started the ACV, drinking 2-3 tblspn in a tall container of water. I do this all day long...." Do you mean that you drink 1 container all day or multiple containers with 2-3 tbs. of ACV?"
[YEA] 11/06/2008: Vio from Laguna, Philippines: "I have been drinking the ACV with BS and honey for a week and feel great...less wrinkles...
Want to know what is oil pulling. More power to Earth Clinic..."
[YEA] 10/16/2007: Jarrod from Fillmore, CA: "I started taking two tablespoons of ACV with the veil of mother with a quarter teaspoon of baking soda twice a day about two months ago. I notice a better skin tone, better digestion, and really just an over all better sense of well being. My body is definitely thanking me for doing this!"
[YEA] 06/26/2007: Sharon from Los Angeles, California: "I have been washing my face and neck a few times a week with baking soda and also applying the ACV daily...what a difference in my skin! This REALLY WORKS...I am 42 and my skin is glowing! The pores do get smaller and my skin is much tighter...my friends are complimenting me on how great it looks. Today, I've stared taking the ACV/Baking Soda Remedy internally and hope to see & feel the same great results. I love this site! I LOVE reading all of the wonderful testimonials...the body is so powerful given the proper tools to heal itself. THANK YOU for having this site and allowing people from around the world to share such amazing information."Replies
07/21/2008: Mrudula from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh replies: "Give me proper directions please. awaiting for ur reply."
EC: Please read this page for more information about apple cider vinegar and baking soda.
[YEA] 01/18/2013: Jessica from Bfe, Ky replies: "For about two months I have been using baking soda as a body cleanser rather than soap, and as a hair cleanser rather than shampoo. I rinse my hair with diluted Apple Cider Vinegar and then again with water straight from the shower head, sometimes doing a final rinse with distilled water. Since using baking soda as an exfoliant and cleanser on both my body and face, my skin has cleared up a lot, especially my chest, which had been broken out for sometime, due to toxin die off, I suspect. I simply make a paste in my hand by adding a little bit of water to the bs. But today I used the diluted Apple Cider Vinegar that I was about to rinse my hair with to make the paste, rather than just water. My face has felt great all day. On days when I feel like it, I use a mixture I came up with. It consists of baking soda, vco, and a bit of tea tree oil. It cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes all at once. I made a mixture of this, minus the baking soda, for my step father, who had a bad red rash on his face. Not sure if it was rosacea, psoriasis, or what... but the Virgin Coconut Oil and tea tree oil returned his face to normal."
Apple Cider Vinegar and Green Tea
[YEA] 03/19/2013: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa: "I found a great ACV toner idea on youtube. Instead of plain water mixed with the ACV, use brewed green tea instead. Most people dilute the ACV 50/50 with the water or green tea, and might use 2 parts water or tea to 1 part ACV if you are sensitive to the vinegar. I use organic ACV and organic green tea."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Oil Pulling
[YEA] 05/01/2008: Shelly from Taipei City at present, Philippines: "After reading this website I tried intake of ACV with water only, diluted ACV as face toner, baking soda as facial cleanser, oil pulling and making my homemade moisturizer! Too much at a time but no regrets since its the best ever regimen I have done for myself. Right away many benefits I have felt as follows: energized, more focus (I am a graduate student), not sluggish in the morning and late night, radiant face and no break outs, smaller pores and very light feeling on my face, smooth,supple and babyface, not oily but moisturized skin, am proud to tell that genital areas becomes amazingly moisturized and felt so clean (never felt moisturized this way before), more confidence and it feels great! Thanks to all this amazing testimonials and natural products we have around! HOwever, I am still tryin to experiment on the best way of taking in ACV without sore throat and stomach pain. My Vit C intake once a day after ACV helps to ease the acidic feeling on my stomach since my natural Vit C (1000mg) is basic-based product. Try my moisturizer mix: 5ml glycerin (make sure high grade quality) 5ml grapeseed oil 5ml sesame oil 5ml honey at night use this moisturizer mix after toning (ACV diluted in distilled water) baking soda as cleanser can be 3x a week, then use papaya soap as intervals, in the morning use very small amt of moisturizer mix after facial cleansing, let it subsides for at least 3mins then apply your regular foundation with sunscreen and pressed/loosed powder preferably with sunscreen also. If you want to become more fairer use fluid whitening (no to cream since it can clog pores based on my experience) use it in the daytime only since at night all natural should be use,in this way you avoid using commercially available products with added chemicals while at your most serene time of boosting radiance and youthfulness on your face. This can make you confident and radiant all day long! Have a nice try! Godbless you all!"Replies
05/06/2008: shelly from Taipei City at present, Philippines replies: "I just want to add more on my testimonial and have some modification, after experimenting on my own face, I noticed that Grapeseed oil alone can be enough as my daily moisturizer since my skin type is moderately oily and I get better results. I am determined to use baking soda as my daily cleanser, then ACV diluted in distilled water as my toner and lastly grapeseed oil as my moisturizer, plus in daytime fluid whitening with suncreen and my super fine NB 23 compact powder. Daily intake of 1000mg Vit C alkaline based, 2tbsp ACV, and oil pulling before going to bed and in the morning after brushing my teeth. Once a week I pamper my body skin with the original moisturizer I mentioned on my first post since my body skin type is not as sensitive as my face. I hope this can help you too if you try it to yourself."
04/27/2009: Caitlin from Austin, tx replies: "I too was getting stomach aches after the ACV. I once had a duodenal ulcer and my stomach is prone to upsets. I have found that 1/4 teaspoon of powdered magnesium citrate added to 1 TABlsp of ACV excellent for this. I do this first thing in the morning, last drink at night before bed. The baking soda made my teeth feel very rough so I tried the magnesium citrate and I dont get stomach aches at all and my teeth feel fine with it. I also seasame oil pull last thing before brushing teeth at night. I then wet a cotton pad with water then dunk it with ACV and wash my face with it followed by 4 drops of coconut oil. I leave it on overnight until I rinse my face with plain, cold water in the morning. Leaves my skin glowing, smooth, tight and dark spots are totally disappearing. These are the 3 things I am consistent about. Baking soda is way too rough on my skin and hydrogen peroxide left it so dry, I began to get lines. Was taking coconut oil internally but found that I really do have what I always suspected, a nut allergy. The VCO does not seem to affect me externally though, just internally. I get a rashy fungus on my upper lip that spreads to under my chin and the sides of my face and nose and around my elbows. This is not a cleansing as I had hoped. If I eat nuts consistently, I get this plus gouty tweaks in my toes. When I stop eating all nuts, the rash and tweaks goes away. Anyway.. try the magnesium citrate powder and see if it helps. Magnesium is great for women; we dont get enough of it. Zinc as well. My skin looks 100 times better with the regime I now follow for skin that was once so awful when I was young, people would scream when I came around a corner. Hope this helps."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
[YEA] 03/11/2009: Alphanie from Greensboro, NC: "First I want to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SITE! I discovered it 2 years ago and I swear that everything I've tried (with a few twists of my own) has done wonders for extremely gorgeous skin, energy level and overall health. One thing that I can accredit the many compliments I receive on my skin is ACV and VCO. I religiously do is tone my face with ACV twice a week (have been doing so for 2 years now). The first two times it felt like my face was on fire and I couldn't bare it, but I figured to take away the burn by adding something soothing to it to help balance it out. I add a teaspoon of pure honey and a tablespoon of half of a mashed banana and then about 3 or 4 drops of ACV. I dab it on my face with a cotton ball then I smear it all over the face as if I'm softly rubbing it in. I can still my feel my face tingling a bit and a light sensation (kind of like a noxema sensation), but it doesn't burn anymore and the redness isn't half as bad and normally goes away shortly after washing off. My skin is to die for after I wash it off. I moisturize my face with VCO. People (even strangers) always ask what I use on my skin."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
[YEA] 05/02/2008: Julia from Kansas City, MO: "i am sixty-one years ol and i use acv,blackstrap molasses for years.i just started using coconut oil.i get comments on my looks everyday.great great."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
[YEA] 07/25/2009: Dianna from Austin, TX: "Being a women in her late 40's (49) I worry about wrinkles, age spots and skin tone.
Recently I started using olive oil to clean my face and for moisture and it works well; but since I have added ACV it is working even better.
What I do is mix ACV half and half with water and add a few drops of lavender essential oil. I also add a few drops of lavender EO to my extra virgin olive oil. I keep them both in separate glass bottles.
I wet my face and take a cotton ball and turn the bottle of ACV upside down on it til the pad is pretty damp. Then I do the same thing with the EVOO bottle on top of the ACV on the cotton ball.
Then I use this cotton pad to wipe my face clean. It really cleans well and has a cooling feeling from the ACV.
After I finish cleaning I rinse my face with water and then massage the remaining Extra Virgin Olive Oil into my skin.
Occasionally I will first scrub my wet face with a tiny bit of baking soda and then use this method.
Using this method has made my skin feel much smoother and an age spot that was lingering has finally disappeared. Also my crows feet are softened and my skin seems much more vibrant and alive!!!"