11 unusual uses for apple cider vinegar

You may hear the words apple cider vinegar and only think it has a few standard uses. But in reality, it's a product that can make your life so much easier.

Apple cider vinegar is the miracle product you didn't know you needed.

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1. Stop breakouts

Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar to a cotton ball and dab over dry skin and breakouts! It'll clear your complexion in no time. 

2. Mouthwash

Mix apple cider vinegar with mouthwash and swish around for 30 seconds for fresh breath! 

3. Oven cleaner

Add a few splashes of apple cider vinegar to warm, soapy water. Your oven will be clean in no time! 

4. Heal sunburn

Pour 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar onto a warm rag and apply to a sunburn. It'll stop itching, relieve pain and stop peeling. 

5. Stop pets from biting cords

Using a cotton swab or paper towel, dab some apple cider vinegar onto cords to stop pets from gnawing at them.

6. Use it in your bath

Add a cup of apple cider vinegar with bath salts to relieve muscle pain. It's so relaxing! 

7. Soothe sore throats. 

Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with equal parts of warm water and gargle over a sink. 

8. Steak marinade 

Marinate steak with 1/2 cup apple cider, 2 teaspoons soy sauce and a dash of brown sugar for a delicious and juicy meal. 

9. Stop hiccups 

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar stops hiccups quickly! 

10. Hair detangler 

Add a dash of apple cider vinegar a handful of conditioner. Or, you can soak your hair in it overnight. Wash as normal. It'll leave your hair smooth and shiny with no knots. 

10. Salad dressing 

Spice things up! Replace balsamic vinegar with apple cider vinegar. It's a natural detox and tastes great.

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From your health to your home and everything in between, apple cider vinegar can fix it all.  Greasy ovens?Check. Knotty hair? Check. Blemished skin? Check.

Scroll through below to read about all the unusual uses for apple cider vinegar: Trust us, you'll want to pick up an extra bottle next time you go food shopping.

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19 Unusual Uses for Vaseline

1. Soften dry or cracked elbows suffering from winter's lack of moisture.

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2. Struggle with your nail polish bottles? Put a little Vaseline under the cap and make your next mani/pedi a breeze!

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3. Never get lipstick on your teeth again! Put a little Vaseline on your teeth and keep them pearly white.  This is a technique often used by beauty contestants.

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4. To prevent streaks if you are heading out for a spray tan, rub on the backs of ankles, knees and hands to stop those tan lines. Keep that glow going during winter months!

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5. Make those eyelashes grow! Put a little Vaseline on your lashes at night, and watch them lengthen - no prescription necessary.

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6. Maintain your perfume scent: if you rub a little Vaseline on your wrists and neck, it'll help your perfume stick around.

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7. Beat split ends between trims: rub a dab of Vaseline between your fingers, then touch up your ends. Be careful not to use too much!

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8. Have a big interview tomorrow? Use some Vaseline to touch up your scuffed boots or heels, making them look good as new!

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9. Prevent those embarrassing hair dye stains on your forehead: Softly dab all over your hairline and keep that box hair dye from dying your skin the color of your new 'do.

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10. Soothe dry skin after shaving.

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11. Smear on your face and neck for softer skin! But be cautious if you have super sensitive skin, we've been told it does not clog pores, but you know your own skin better than anyone else.

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12. Use as an exfoliant: just add some sea salt, and scrub away in the shower. You'll come out feeling silky and refreshed!

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13. Do you ever struggle putting in your earrings? Use a little Vaseline and they should slide right in!

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14. Make plucking your eyebrows easier by rubbing a little on the area to soften your skin.

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15. Easily remove that sticky leftover glue from your false eyelashes with a touch of Vaseline.

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16. Amp up your eye shadow or blush - turn them into creams by adding some Vaseline to the mix!

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17. Take care of those cuticles: add a dab and rub in to keep them from drying out (especially during winter months!).

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18. Have kissable lips! Use Vaseline as a balm, and even try adding some koolaid to make it a lip stain.

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19. Easy makeup remover: dab Q-tips in some Vaseline to take off last night's make up, and be fresh faced and ready for the day!

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