How to Create an Herb Infused Apple Cider Vinegar for Healing

I started making this apple cider vinegar about 1.5 years ago for a hair rinse. I struggled with dandruff and itchy scalp and wanted something to help relieve that (extra tip if you are in the same boat - cut out dairy...but that's a different post).  Once I corrected everything, I realized that I had this amazing remedy for a bath tonic!

Say what!

Yep, this infused apple cider vinegar that I have blogged about before on Modern Alternative Mama and my old herb blog is an amazing remedy to add to your bath when you have a cold or flu. The herbs aid in your healing, combined with the balancing properties of apple cider vinegar and a warm bath make this a very powerful healing tool.

If using fresh herbs, double the amount of herb used.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dried Yarrow
  • 1/4 cup dried Rosemary
  • 1/4 cup dried Calendula
  • 1/2 cup dried Chamomile
  • 1 bottle (32 fl oz) Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar "with the mother"
 The beginnings of an herb infused apple cider vinegar!

The beginnings of an herb infused apple cider vinegar!

To Make:

Add all the herbs to a large jar (I used a half gallon mason jar). Shake the ACV to get the "mother" off the bottom, then cover the herbs with the ACV. Give them a good shake. Set somewhere out of the way but where you will remember to shake it every few days. Save the original jar.

Wait 4-6 weeks then strain out the herbs, keeping the apple cider vinegar. You can then put the infused ACV back into the original bottle.

To Use:

Add 1/2 - 1 cup infused ACV to your bath water along with 2 T baking soda and 1-2 cups magnesium salts, whenever you feel like it. I recommend adding it to your bath (or children's bath) is you are experience cold and flu symptoms, especially fever. Yarrow is a wonderful diaphoretic which will help bring that fever to the surface to "break"

For you hair: dilute 1 part infused ACV to 4 or 6 parts water. Pour over hair, let sit a minute, then rinse thoroughly.

I have ACV infusing right now as we speak. Last week my oldest daughter wasn't feel great and had a mild fever so she hopped right in to a bath. She perked right up and felt well enough to come down and play.