Crunchy Remedies

3 Ways I Use Apple Cider Vinegar

If there’s one thing most people do when I mention I love apple cider vinegar, it’s scrunch their face and say “yuck.”


I know, I know, apple cider vinegar is an acquired taste, but more than that though, it is one of my crunchy remedy staples! With its powerful healing compounds, it provides numerous benefits. Below are three ways I use apple cider vinegar:

  1. Any time I’ve had an upset stomach, stomach bug, cold, sniffle, or headache, I take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar straight down the hatch. If apple cider vinegar alone is too pungent for you, boil a cup of hot water, add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon of lemon, and a teaspoon of honey and drink the concoction within fifteen to twenty minutes.  Thanks to ACV’s vitamins and acetic acid, it’s a great natural cure and usually combats even the slightest tickle in my throat before it starts- as most germs can’t survive in an acidic environment.


2. It seems like anytime I want to purchase an All-Purpose cleaner,  no matter the brand, it has harsh chemicals and a list of ingredients that are more harmful than helpful; so, because of this I use ACV as an all-purpose cleaner. All it takes 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar, and I add a few drops of lavender oil for a clean refreshing scent in an empty spray bottle.


3. Does your little one suffer from an occasional diaper rash? Keep diaper rashes at bay by diluting apple cider vinegar with water in a perineal bottle. With every diaper change, dab little one’s bottom with a clean cloth and the ACV water solution. Pat dry with another clean cloth. Tip: Add coconut oil before putting a new diaper.


Remember, to get the most out of ACV, make sure you buy it raw and unfiltered. You can purchase a bottle at Trader Joe’s or here.

What are ways you use ACV? Let me know in the comments below!



Crunchy Remedies

3 Things You Should Be Drinking But Aren’t


  1. Warm water with lemon. Start your morning with this and end your night with it, too. If warm water and lemon is too tart for you, you can add raw organic honey. So, what are the benefits? Lemon juice contains plenty of Vitamin C; you’ll be starting and ending your day with good amounts of Vitamin C. Lemons are a natural source that the body can absorb quickly. Warm water and lemon aid in the production of digestion juices.
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2. Water with mint, cucumber, and lemon. Benefit of cucumbers: Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin B. You already know the benefits of lemon (as mentioned in #1). Mint: palate cleanser and aids in digestion.


3. Water with ginger, raw honey,  lemon, cinnamon or turmeric. Benefits: Turmeric-natural anti-inflammatory compound.  Ginger-Can treat many forms of nausea/morning sickness. May reduce muscle pain and soreness and may reduce menstrual pain. Raw honey: can soothe a sore throat. Anti bacterial and anti-fungal properties.


What do all of these drinks have in common? Water! If you aren’t accustomed to drinking warm water, get used to it. Warm water alone is extremely soothing! Whine now, and thank me later.





Hello Pencils,
When I first started this blog four years ago, it was my outlet for my kitchen adventures, outfit inspirations, nail art, DIY projects, movie reviews, and daily inspirational thoughts. While I still enjoy all of those things,  I’m chartering new territory: motherhood. Just before becoming a mom, I became more mindful of clean eating, health and wellness for mind, body, and soul, and making an effort to go back to doing some of the things I love. My hope is that you will all welcome me (again) as I share with you what matters to me now. I look forward to reconnecting with you all!

With love,