Does apple cider vinegar work for a mosquito repellent

Yes, there are many uses for apple cider vinegar. According to NaturesNaturalHealing.com, you can take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and add it to a spray bottle of water for a natural insect repellant. You can also use undiluted white vinegar, applying it directly to the skin with a cotton ball.

Apple cider vinegar can also help make us beautiful. To add healthy body and shine to your hair, rinse it with vinegar after shampooing. To help regulate the pH of your skin, dilute apple cider vinegar with two parts water, and use a cotton ball to apply to your face at night after washing. You can also dab apple cider vinegar onto age spots to help reduce their appearance.

Apple cider vinegar recently helped the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville discover a new species of insect in the U.S., the African fig fly. Researcher David Biddinger was using apple cider vinegar in traps to monitor an entirely different fruit fly, and surprisingly caught African fig flies in those traps. The invasive pest is native to Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia.

Updated on Wednesday, January 02 2013 at 12:48AM EST