Apple cider vinegar as astringent - Mothering Forums
Natural Body Care > Apple cider vinegar as astringent
snozzberry's Avatar snozzberry 10:47 AM 03-19-2007
I've been using ACV as astringent, but I wonder if I'm using the right mix of ACV and water. I started by using 1 tbsp ACV and 1 cup water, but that seemed pretty weak. So then I found a thread on here that said to use a 1-to-1 ratio of ACV to water, so I did that. But now the solution is pretty strong and sometimes burns a little on dry areas. Is that normal? Is my solution too strong?

TIA!

Spastica's Avatar Spastica 11:48 AM 03-19-2007
It depends on the person and some people get used to the 'sting'. If it's too strong, work on a 1/3 apple cider vinegar to 2/3 (or even more diluted) water solution and work your way up if needed.
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