Isn’t the color of this bottle filled with just apple cider vinegar with organic rose and hibiscus petals gorgeous? To be honest, I can make this infused vinegar just for its color keeping aside the benefits this bottle of herb-infused vinegar has to offer.
This is the first time I made herb-infused vinegar and I am obsessed. I made this infused concoction to use as a hair rinse but with time I tried it in so many different ways and each way impressed me so much, that now it has become a staple in my skincare routine. So let’s talk more about this easy to make and cheap do-it-yourself recipe. I call it cheap as you only need some apple cider vinegar and dried herb of your choice and this one bottle can be used in so many different ways.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has its own benefits for the skin and hair. It tones skin, balances pH level of the skin, promotes skin healing, gets rid of dandruff, conditions hair naturally and even detoxifies scalp and skin pores. After having read so many articles on infusions, I came to the conclusion that it is always better to use filtered apple cider vinegar to make herbal infusions since the bits which are left in unfiltered vinegar can start fermenting again.
After having read so many articles on infusions, I came to the conclusion that it is always better to use filtered apple cider vinegar to make herbal infusions since the bits which are left in unfiltered vinegar can start fermenting again.
Buy Apple Cider Vinegar I used here. I used this one because it does not contain “mother” which is the dark, cloudy substance in apple cider vinegar formed from apple residues. For consumption, I use apple cider vinegar by Conscious Foods. You can buy it here.
You can infuse any dried herb of your choice for example rose, basil, hibiscus, lavender, rosemary, etc. I chose organic petals of hibiscus and rose.
Hibiscus has been said to help prevent premature graying, encourages hair growth, conditions hair making it smooth and shiny, and gives your hair bounce! Known as natural botox plant and being rich in AHAs, this flower offers anti-aging properties and protects skin from damage. Read more about hibiscus here.
Roses again are great for hair as they help heal itchy and flaky areas of the scalp, and tone & soothe skin.
Herbs Infused Apple Cider Vinegar
To make this bottle of infused vinegar –
100 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons Hibiscus Petals (dried)
1 tablespoon Rose Petals (dried)
- Put dried herbs in a glass bottle/jar with a non-metal lid and pour apple cider vinegar over it.
- Close the lid tightly and store in a cool and dark place for 2 weeks. Strain using a cheesecloth.
- Once strained, heat the infusion just short of boiling and store in a glass jar. TThe heat will prolong the shelf life.
- Store it in the refrigerator.
I use it for one month. People say that this infusion can be used for upto 6 months but I prefer making a small batch and finishing it up within one month to make sure I use fresh product on my skin and hair.
Uses of Infused Vinegar
While I made this recipe to use it as a hair rinse since it is all over Pinterest but the inquisitive bug in me wanted to try it out in other ways and now I use it almost every day in some or the other way.
PS- now I have even infused rosemary and lavender in apple cider vinegar.
In simple words, hair rinse is used to replace conditioners. It softens hair, reduces scalp build up and even promotes hair growth if you be regular in using it. Add 50/50 mix of Vinegar and water in a container, pour over head after shampooing, let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then rinse out with water.
Mix one part of infused vinegar with 2 parts distilled water (you can easily get it at medical stores) and apply to skin with a cotton pad, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then rinse. It helps even skin tone and tightens skin pores. People prone to acne, your skin will love this. Avoid contact with eyes.
Add a half tablespoon of this to any of your dry mask/clay and make a paste with water. Apply it all over your face.
Simply mix 1 part of infused vinegar with 2 parts of raw honey and rub it on your damp face.
I hope you enjoy making and using this DIY as much as I did. Do tag me or send me a picture on Instagram if you make it.