One of the most popular do-it-all ingredients, apple cider vinegar, has been shown to have health benefits, used in food recipes, and of course beauty DIYs. I use apple cider vinegar in my clay face mask but haven’t actually ventured out with any other uses.
For this week’s pH products I wanted to test out the pH of this highly used ingredient. I am already aware that because it’s a vinegar it will be acidic, however within the spectrum of acids, vinegar is a weak acid. After using the litmus paper test I found that my apple cider vinegar had a pH of about ~3
Not too terribly acidic, but enough that it can be effect as an acid. This helps explain why taking apple cider vinegar may be linked to your health as it balances out your pH. While I’m not too sure about the science behind this idea, I hope this reference can help when you read up on apple cider vinegar’s benefits.
As a final note, I noticed that the coloring of my apple cider vinegar is much lighter than it was after first purchasing it. Remember how important it is to keep certain (almost all) beauty products in dark color containers or at least out of constant light. Keeping a product in clear packaging, no matter how pretty it may be, will increase the product’s chances of oxidizing.
Any questions? How have you used apple cider vinegar in your beauty routine? I’d love to hear below!