Wednesday, March 9, 2011

31 Fabulous Uses For Vinegar

I found this fabulous information over at  I figure I have shared uses for Baking Soda, might as well add Vinegar to our safe and effective cleaning regimen.  I do use Vinegar to shampoo my carpets and I get fabulous results, and it is cheap and natural. 

This is a post by writer Yazmin Cruz.

In a previous post I wrote about natural cleaners that can save you money. One of those inexpensive cleaners was vinegar. I’ve used vinegar everywhere from the kitchen to the bathroom and below I’ve shared a laundry list (literally) of different ways to use vinegar around your home.

I have tried most of these suggestions with positive results. Before trying them yourself, make sure to test the solutions in an inconspicuous place to avoid damage. To learn about secret uses for ammonia, salt, foil and baking soda, check out Bobbi’s post.

1.Kill weeds in your garden by spraying full strength until they starve.

2.Clean pots with white vinegar before re-potting to remove excess lime.

3.Remove skunk odor from a dog by rubbing his fur with full strength vinegar. Don’t forget to rinse.

4.Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting by dousing the area with vinegar.

5.Relieve itching by using a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites.

6.Use white vinegar to rinse your hair to remove residue and make it shiny.

7.Make clothes smell fresh by adding vinegar to the rinse cycle instead of fabric softener.

8.Immerse T-shirts in white vinegar to get rid of the yellow armpit stains.

9.Clean your irons and steam irons with vinegar to avoid build up.

10.To remove coffee and tea stains from china, clean with vinegar.

11.Deodorize your kitchen drain and sink by pouring a cup of vinegar in.

12.Cooking smelly food like fish? Vinegar neutralizes odors. Add a couple of tablespoons to a bowl and leave it on the kitchen counter.

13.Clean the microwave by boiling a 1/4 cup of vinegar to loosen splattered food. Afterward use a cloth to wipe the microwave clean.

14.Kill germs in the bathroom by wiping down fixtures with a rag damp with vinegar.

15.Clean soap scum, mildew and grime from the bathtub, tile and curtains by wiping down with vinegar and rinsing with water.

16.Clean your glasses by using a drop of vinegar and a lint-free cloth.

17.Instead of using toner in your beauty routine, use vinegar to clean your face.

18.Deodorized your smelly lunch box by wiping it clean with vinegar.

19.Relieve a sore throat by gargling vinegar.

20.Have itchy feet? Immerse your feet in vinegar to fight athlete’s foot.

21.Toenails turning yellow? Fight nail fungus by saturating your nails with vinegar. Apparently, tea tree oil also helps.

22.Eliminate animal urine stains and odor from carpet by wiping it clean with an old rag and vinegar.

23.Unclog a shower head by immersing in vinegar.

24.Remove decals, bumper stickers, or price tag by wiping down with vinegar. Alcohol also helps.

25.Spray vinegar around doors and window frames, under appliances and along other known ant trails to repeal them.

26.Add to water and food coloring to make dyed eggs even brighter.

27.Rid your toilet bowl of rusty rings with a diluted vinegar solution.

28.Rub on windows with newspaper or cloth to get a clearer view.

29.Kill mold with vinegar instead of bleach.

30.Combine with lemons and baking soda for an all purpose cleaner.

31.Mix with salt to form a paste. Apply to remove discoloration from copper-bottomed pots and pans. Let sit, then scrub with steel-wool.

Have A Fabulous & Frugal Day!!!!!!!

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