Amazing ACID Water!

Amazing Acid Water

Most people, including me for many years, only think of alkaline water when they think of the benefits of owning an ionizer. Not any more.

Since a, quite frankly, mindblowing presentation from Chanson at my Z-Factor Health Weekend in May (2009!) I am now a fully converted acid-water-user. In fact, I use almost as much acid water now than I do alkaline!


Because acid water just has so many practical uses! Sure, you can’t drink it, but there isn’t a lot else you can’t do with it!

What is Acid Water

Acid water can be characterised by the following:

1) having a pH of between pH 2 and pH 4
2) having an ORP of +800 to +1200 (see here for more info)
3) having a hypochlorous acid component from 1-30 mg/l
4) being microclustered
5) being heavy in H+, which acts as an oxidizer

The Two Types of Acid Water

There are two types of acid water – mild and strong. ‘Mild’ is used on the skin, hair and nails and ‘Strong’ is used for cleaning and sterilizing.

Sound good? OK, so here it is:

99 Incredible Uses of Ionized Acid Water!

Skin & Hair

  1. Use to lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. Actually speeds skin renewal process!
  2. Use as a skin toner.
  3. Use to lessen the appearance of age spots.
  4. Use for dry skin patches or rough skin.
  5. Carry a bottle around and use as a hand sanitizer. It will not dry the hands out.
  6. Use to replace expensive skin moisturizers and creams.
  7. Use as a hair conditioner.
  8. Use for skin rashes or baby diaper rash.
  9. Use to prevent shaving bumps.
  10. Use as an aftershave.
  11. Use for poison ivy and other plant rashes.
  12. Try on skin for Eczema. Spritz three times a day and let air dry.
  13. Try on skin for Psoriasis.
  14. Try on skin for Rosacea.
  15. Try on hair for dandruff. Spritz on after shampoo and let air dry.
  16. Use for adult and teenage skin irritations of every type. Spritz on after washing and let air dry.
  17. Use to lessen the appearance of scars.
  18. Use to spray in shoes to disinfect and deodorize.
  19. Use in place of deodorant.
  20. Pour into bath water to soften skin. This will also help the bath water heat quickly, and make the tub easier to clean since it is difficult for scale to adhere to the tub.
  21. Spritz on face for a refreshing pick me up.
  22. Use as a soak for sore rough feet.
  23. Try for relief of Athletes Foot.
  24. Try for relief of Jockitch.
  25. Try for female yeast conditions and other female issues.
  26. Try for Toe Fungus.
  27. Use for Ingrown toenails.
  28. Hair detangler.
  29. Rinse after swimming to remove any sea salts and/or chlorines on skin.
  30. Add to a sick childs bathwater to kill germs and viruses.
  31. Sunburns – may help to relieve inflammation and accelerate recovery.
  32. Chapped hands – may help to prevent chapped hands as well as speed recovery from chapping.
  33. Insect bites – may help to provide relief from the itch or sting of mosquito and bug bites.
  34. Bruises and sprains – accelerates recovery when applied topically.

Internal Disinfectant

  1. Use as a mouthwash and gargle.
  2. Use as a toothpaste.
  3. Try for pink eye.
  4. Try for ear infections.
  5. Use for infected tooth or gums.
  6. Use as a gargle for a sore throat.
  7. Use as an enema.
  8. Use to treat bad breath.
  9. Try snorting or putting in droppers for nasal congestion and sinus relief.
  10. Try spritzing on canker sores/cold sores.

First Aid & Sterilizer

  1. Use for burns.
  2. Use for minor cuts and scrapes.
  3. Use to promote faster healing of cuts and wounds.
  4. Use to stop & slow bleeding in minor cuts.
  5. Use on boils.
  6. Use in doctor and dentist office for cleaning and antibacterial.
  7. Use in clinical applications to sterilize surgical instruments.

Household Uses of Ionized Acidic Water

Cleaning Purposes

  1. Use to sanitize bathrooms and kitchen counters.
  2. Use on cutting boards.
  3. Use to spray directly in refrigerator for foul odors.
  4. Use to spray on carpets and rubber bathtub mats.
  5. Use as a streak free glass and mirror cleaner.
  6. Use for cleaning wood floors (a light mist is all that is needed).
  7. Use to clean dirt and grime all over the house (removes fingerprints from drywall), etc.
  8. Use to sanitize the interior of your washer and dryer.
  9. Use on household sponges to extend their life and prevent foul odors.
  10. Use to spray into laundry baskets to kill mold and fungi.
  11. Use to disinfect human and pet bedding.
  12. Use for auto glass.
  13. Use for chrome polishing.
  14. Use to sanitize phones.
  15. Use to sanitize computer keyboards (light spritz).
  16. Use on doorknobs and handles to disinfect them.
  17. Use for deodorizing.
  18. Add a cupful to the washer to make whites brighter and towels fluffier.
  19. Makes a great fabric, linen and bedding deodorizer.
  20. Try as a fabric refresher instead of Febreeze by adding a few drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice.
  21. Works as an air deodorizer.
  22. Makes a great all-natural air freshener if you add a few drops of the essential oils of your choice.
  23. Wash and clean dishes with it.
  24. Removes coffee and tea stains left on cups.
  25. Will remove tough stains from floor tiles and carpets.
  26. Try for laundry stain removal and spot cleaning.
  27. Wash cars and motorcycles for easy removal of tough stains and greases.
  28. Soak pots and pans overnight.
  29. Rinsing dishcloths with acidic water may help slow bacterial growth and odors.
  30. Use to remove strong odors from your hands (such as garlic and onion).
  31. Effectively cleans knives.
  32. Use to clean your eyeglasses.
  33. Use it to water potted and outdoor plants and flowers to promote growth.
  34. Use in hot tubs for quicker heating, easier cleaning, and no smell when reheating.

Food Preparation

  1. Use to kill bacteria on fruits and vegetables by using the mist or dipping.
  2. Use in meat and dairy product facilities as a sterilizing and cleaning agent.
  3. Use to boil eggs. Even when the eggs crack, the contents will stay inside, and it makes the shell easier to peel.
  4. Use to cook beans. It will particularly help kidney beans and peas cook quickly, with their natural colors intact.
  5. Use to rinse fish. It will tighten the bodies of some fish and reduce the odor.


  1. Use in cat litter boxes to kill odors and bacteria.
  2. Use on animals skin for any kind of skin issue like rash or dry skin.
  3. Slows bleeding of minor cuts on animals.
  4. Can be sprayed in your dog or cats mouth to reduce bad breath.
  5. Wash animals with it to increase the shinyness of their coat.
  6. Safe for cleaning animal cages/tanks/terrariums.
  7. Spray on fur to reduce odors.

Bug Control

  1. Spray on ant trails to deter them.
  2. Kills many types of spiders and insects.

And many, many, more…

The best part of all is the safety factor. This water is safe. Even the Hypochlorous acid is EPA approved for food and human contact as well as an FDA approved food grade sanitizer. You can even drink it although we DON’T recommend it. Chanson Ionized Acid Water can reduce the carbon footprint of the home dramatically by reducing the amount of chemicals and cleaners needed.

In bottled form, we have seen Acid Water retain its strength for up to 90 days. However, you can count on the full strength of the acid water for at least 30 days. We suggest two different bottle types at home for designated uses.

1. SKIN CARE BOTTLE (for mild acid water: 4-5)
Amber or Cobalt colored 2oz or 4oz glass bottles with spritzer heads

2. HOUSEHOLD CLEANER BOTTLE (for strong acid water: 2.7-3.5)
HDPE plastic spray bottles 24oz with trigger sprayer.

These are milky white cleaning bottles designated for cleaning and disinfecting.

And while all of these wonderful uses for Acid Water exist, you may want to know that most ionizer brands can not make strong acid water! However, the Chanson Miracle has been 3rd party lab tested and verified to be able to make strong acid water that can disinfect on contact in 70% of all water sources. We tested it on both ecoli and staph germs with outstanding results!

How to Use Acid Water

To use the acid water you simply have to set your ionizer to produce the pH you are after and then store the water in a spray bottle for when you want to use it!

I recommend using a dark glass bottle for the skin spray and a HDPE plastic bottle for cleaning and disinfecting around the house.

The Big Extra Benefit

The best part about using acid water for your skin and as a cleaner around the house is that you are now not using any chemicals around the home! Either on your skin or your surfaces.

This is not only fantastic for your health (read this shocking report here) but it is also fantastic for the environment.  In terms of cleaning:

Comparison with Other Disinfectants

Ionized acidic water stands out from traditional disinfectants for several reasons:

  1. Non-Toxic: Unlike many chemical disinfectants, acidic ionized water is non-toxic and safe for humans, animals, and plants. It doesn’t leave harmful residues.
  2. Environmentally Friendly: It reduces the need for chemical cleaners, which can pollute waterways and harm ecosystems. Using ionized water helps in reducing the environmental footprint.
  3. Cost-Effective: Over time, using ionized water can be more economical. Once you have a water ionizer, the ongoing cost is primarily electricity, which is minimal compared to purchasing chemical cleaners.
  4. Versatility: Acidic ionized water can be used for a wide range of applications, from personal care to household cleaning, unlike many disinfectants that are limited to specific uses.

Cost Savings

Switching to ionized acidic water for your everyday tasks can also save you a ton of money each month.

Think about it – traditional cleaning products like all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, and disinfectant spray can set you back around $10.50 a month. With your trusty ionizer, you can ditch those expenses entirely.

The same goes for laundry – instead of shelling out $3.50 a month on fabric softeners and stain removers, just use acidic water.

For skincare, so many of my customers use acid water for both makeup removal, anti-wrinkle spray, moisturiser and toner.

Those commercial anti-wrinkle sprays, moisturizers, toners, and makeup removers? They cost about $25, $15, $30, and $8 a month, respectively, and contain a ton of chemicals.

All in all, you’re looking at saving around $92 each month, which adds up to about $1,104 a year. So, not only does your water ionizer pay for itself pretty quickly, but it also helps you live a cleaner, greener life. How awesome is that?

Until then, stay healthy and energized!



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  1. leslie Reply

    I would like to be notified of your answer

  2. leslie Reply

    Also, and lastly, it seems that many properties of acid water are similar to a good quality of vinegar. Can you confirm? If you agree, what are the advantages of acid ionized water over raw vinegar?

  3. leslie Reply

    similar to another question: Is it possible to make acid water without an ionizer?

  4. leslie Reply

    What kind of ionizer do you have? what choices of ionizer are out there?

    • Nanci C Nivolo Reply

      Love this! I’m trying to find your favorite water ionizer in your articles without any luck. Can you recommend one? Thank you!

  5. Bill Reply

    is there a poor man’s way to make acid water at home to heal athlete’s foot? I’ve read sea salt added to water makes it more acidic. Thanks for any input.

    • ross Reply

      Hey Bill

      Adding sea salt will actually make it more alkaline BUT the sea salt is anti-bacterial which is the benefit you’ll get from that. You can certainly keep going with this. Another thing to look into is essential oils to add to the water with the sea salt. Tea tree, eucalyptus lemon eucalyptus are useful for this. Also try rubbing coconut oil into your feet when dry – this is really beneficial for the skin and the oil is anti-fungal too.


  6. Janet Morton Reply

    Hi, although the results were interesting and impressive, I was more aware of how long you were running water down the drain. Seems very wasteful to me.

  7. Mae Chen Reply

    I shall be very interested to test acid water on my dog who has suffered from eczema for more than three years. thank you for the information!

  8. Ruth Reply

    This worries me. If our skin is absorbant and we can alkalise through bathing in alkali salts surely we’re going to absorb the acid water through the skin contact suggested in several of these ideas?

  9. Szilvi Reply

    Hi Ross, can’t wait to see the photos of your skin!

    (Ther is a mising link in the article: …having an ORP of +800 to +1200 (see here for more info)…)