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DECEMBER 2022 | 5 Minute Read 

apple cider vinegar uses


Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is known to make your hair shiny, help with weight loss, balance your pH, cleanse your lymphatic system, kill bacteria and so much MORE. Today, I’m going to be sharing 5 ways you can use apple cider vinegar to get rid of BACTERIA!  


I’ve said it a million times before, but I’ll say it again – SWEAT + BACTERIA = BAD ODOR. Wearing deodorant alone will NOT keep smelliness at bay, you NEED to eliminate the odor causing bacteria. That’s where apple cider vinegar comes in. Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid which kills bacteria by passing through into the bacteria’s cell membranes and neutralizing it. 

TIP: Use a gentle antibacterial soap formulated with apple cider vinegar, like the underarm bar each morning before deodorant application. 

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Does your carpet have a funky smell? Carpets are essentially giant sponges that soak up odors from cooking, pets, and moisture from humidity/spills. Trying to cover up the scent with an air freshener is like spraying perfume as a substitute for a shower – gross and ineffective! Solve the problem at the root by killing the bad bacteria with apple cider vinegar!  

TIP: Make your own fabric/surface cleaner by diluting 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water. Add a few drops of lemongrass or lavender essential oil to get rid of the apple cider vinegar smell. 

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More than 50% of people have bad breath, and reportedly 80 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic halitosis (bad breath). The reason? The temperature inside of your mouth can reach up to 37°C with 96% humidity – perfect for bacteria to thrive and grow. And guess what? Your mouth is home to over 500 strains of bacteria! Drinking apple cider vinegar can help fix bad breath! 

TIP: Every morning, dilute 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water and drink on an empty stomach. You can add some lemon juice and maple syrup if you can’t stand the smell/taste of apple cider vinegar. This drink will not only cure bad breath but will also help with digestion! 


Foot odor is incredibly common and similar to underarm odor, it is caused by the presence of bacteria, mixed with moisture from sweat. Fungal infections such as athlete’s foot can also be the culprit. The antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar will help alleviate foot odors. 

TIP: Make a weekly foot soak by mixing 2 parts water with 1 part apple cider vinegar. Soak for up to 20 minutes once a week. If you prefer a simpler solution, my underarm bar will also work on smelly feet as a daily wash. Lather for 20-30 seconds each day and ensure your feet are completely dry before putting on socks and shoes. 


Two causes of dandruff are an excess of the bacteria, MALASSEZIA YEAST, and a scalp pH imbalance. apple cider vinegar has both antibacterial properties to kill off yeast and a highly acidic pH which can help balance out the scalp. 

TIP: Dilute 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water and rinse your hair with it in the shower. Allow the solution to sit on your scalp for a few minutes before washing out! 


It’s important to remember that apple cider vinegar is a very POWERFUL and POTENT ingredient, often too strong to be used alone! Always DILUTE with water! 


All content found on this website is created for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website. 


Clean beauty industry maven and product developer Madame Sweat (Mary Futher) founded kaia naturals after spending 20 yearsworking for global beauty companies. She now shares advice on modern hygiene etiquette for grooming, hosting, home and travel on Instagram, TikTok and her popular blog called The House of Hygiene.

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