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Apple cider vinegar vs. lemon juice

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pH levels, based on a few websites:

Lemon juice

2.3 - 4 (wide range, for sure!)

This may vary greatly depending on type of lemon, how fresh the juice is, etc.

2.8-4 for apple cider vinegar. Another wide range! This may also vary greatly depending on the age of the vinegar or the brand.

Remember that with a higher pH of either one, bacterial growth can occur. It wouldn't hurt to invest in a pH tester, look at expiration dates, or email/call the maker of the ACV for pH.

Based on smell and the lower pH, I'd suggest lemon juice BUT I have used apple cider vinegar and I really liked it. If you don't mind smelling like a salad. :P I applied the ACV neat (straight) but that's not a good idea for many people as it can cause an allergic reaction/rash. I'd also rinse either one off after an hour or so.

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pH levels, based on a few websites:

Lemon juice

2.3 - 4 (wide range, for sure!)

This may vary greatly depending on type of lemon, how fresh the juice is, etc.

2.8-4 for apple cider vinegar. Another wide range! This may also vary greatly depending on the age of the vinegar or the brand.

Remember that with a higher pH of either one, bacterial growth can occur. It wouldn't hurt to invest in a pH tester, look at expiration dates, or email/call the maker of the ACV for pH.

Based on smell and the lower pH, I'd suggest lemon juice BUT I have used apple cider vinegar and I really liked it. If you don't mind smelling like a salad. :P I applied the ACV neat (straight) but that's not a good idea for many people as it can cause an allergic reaction/rash. I'd also rinse either one off after an hour or so.

So there's no real difference in how efficient each of them are?

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pH levels, based on a few websites:

Lemon juice

2.3 - 4 (wide range, for sure!)

This may vary greatly depending on type of lemon, how fresh the juice is, etc.

2.8-4 for apple cider vinegar. Another wide range! This may also vary greatly depending on the age of the vinegar or the brand.

Remember that with a higher pH of either one, bacterial growth can occur. It wouldn't hurt to invest in a pH tester, look at expiration dates, or email/call the maker of the ACV for pH.

Based on smell and the lower pH, I'd suggest lemon juice BUT I have used apple cider vinegar and I really liked it. If you don't mind smelling like a salad. :P I applied the ACV neat (straight) but that's not a good idea for many people as it can cause an allergic reaction/rash. I'd also rinse either one off after an hour or so.

So there's no real difference in how efficient each of them are?

Anecdotal stories, sure. I doubt there are any actual studies. You could try both at different times of day. You'd not know which one helped though if you start both.

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