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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Go Bad?

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Akhila Jerripothula

When integrating this natural detoxing ingredient into your routine, we must ask, can apple cider vinegar go bad?

Apple cider vinegar has gone viral in the health community as an end-all-be-all solution to all of your health ailments. And while no one thing can miraculously make all things better, apple cider vinegar definitely has a lot of uses and benefits associated. When integrating this natural detoxing ingredient into your routine, we must ask, can apple cider vinegar go bad?

Why Use Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar also has a long history of being used cosmetically, thanks to its clarifying, balancing, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. For your beauty routine, this means it can combat acne-causing bacteria, dandruff-causing fungi, balance pH levels, and deep clean buildup but a true detox. Apple cider vinegar can help acne-prone, oily, and itchy skin conditions like eczema or sunburn. You can see why apple cider vinegar is a must-have beyond the kitchen!

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Go Bad?

What’s unique about apple cider vinegar is that its high acid content makes it naturally self-preserving. The acetic acid (the main component in apple cider vinegar) rates between 2 and 3 on the pH scale (anything lower than 7 is considered to be acidic) prevents it from going bad. Apple cider vinegar has natural antimicrobial properties which add to its long shelf life since it can prevent the growth of dangerous illness-causing germs like e.coli, staphylococcus, and candida. This is why we are able to keep parabens out of WOW Skin Science’s hair products since Apple cider vinegar naturally preserves it. The key is to make sure your apple cider vinegar (and products with that as the main ingredient) is stored away from sunlight and in dark containers. All of the WOW Skin Science apple cider vinegar products are packed in amber packaging to preserve its purity! 

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar on Your Hair and Skin

You may have noticed the boom in apple cider vinegar in beauty products! On that same note, we want to emphasize the importance of using the highest quality apple cider vinegar that you can, as it will directly impact your skin’s health. DIY’s with apple cider vinegar can be messy and smelly, as DIY recipes fail to mention just how potent the smell of vinegar can be in its raw form, and how if you do not properly dilute it, it could be too intense and too acidic for your hair. 

WOW Skin Science does the hard work for you, with our best selling line of Apple Cider Vinegar hair and skincare, featuring raw ACV from the Himalayas, combined with other botanicals to hydrate and nourish, like vitamin E, shea butter, argan oil, and aloe vera. You might be asking, “is apple cider vinegar even good for my hair?” and the answer to that is yes! What apple cider vinegar really does to your hair is that it cleans your hair to remove build-up that’s stopping healthy hair growth, helps repair heat, chemical, and UV ray damage, combats dandruff and scalp acne, as balances pH levels for a healthier scalp! The WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is a powerful clarifying shampoo, that resets all hair types for a truly deep clean. If you’re looking for a multitasking miracle, WOW Skin Science 10-In-1 Apple Cider Vinegar Mist Tonic will keep your hair hydrated and smooth and can be used on your face to soothe, hydrate, and boost your glow! 

To get the same deep-cleaning power for your skin, use the WOW Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Face Wash W/ Brush. Plant-powered with apple cider vinegar to tackle oily and acne-prone skin concerns to exfoliate away dead skin cells and blackheads, balance, and control oil.

For the rest of your body, get our best-selling formula in our WOW Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Foaming Body Wash to remove impurities, and boost glow to dull and dry skin. The luscious foam delivers powerful cleaning, balancing, and brightening benefits in one step!


Now you understand how multi-purpose Apple Cider Vinegar is for your beauty routine! From being used as an antiseptic/antimicrobial treatment to a clarifying tonic, it has had a lot of benefits beyond the kitchen. When using this potent plant extract, make sure to conduct a patch test to ensure there are no negative reactions. Good luck!

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