is clearly one of the safest and most versatile household products on
the planet: Handy uses for vinegar in
favorite is using it to clean hard water deposits on my windows. In fact there is no window cleaner
out there that can even compare to effectiveness and cost. In addition to cleaning windows, vinegar is
also great for cleaning other glassware. Vase looking dingy? Put
vinegar and uncooked rice in it and swish around. The rice is a
natural abrasive...and the vinegar cleans it.
provide relief from itchy insect bites. I cover a fresh mosquito bite
with it for about a minute and it takes the itchiness away. Vinegar
can also soothe skin that's been irritated by plants: You can also
use vinegar for the sting of plants that burn your skin.
In addition to
eliminating pet odors, vinegar can deter your furry friends from
gnawing on your lovely living room furniture. Vinegar and lemon in
spray bottle keep pets from chewing furniture.
Vinegar can help
banish various fungal problems. Vinegar can be used to kill toe
fungi! Soak the foot in a pan of warm water and vinegar daily for
several months. Works! Do you suffer from swimmer's ear? An ENT
suggested that after swimming use a mixture that is half white
vinegar and half rubbing alcohol and put it in your ear for a few
seconds. The vinegar is an a anti-fungal and the alcohol kills germs.
Hard Water Stains/Mineral Build-up Remover
There are many
ways to use vinegar in the kitchen, including cleaning pots,
stainless steel and hot water kettles. I usually vinegar to clean
lime off my electric kettle; just add 20ml of vinegar to the kettle,
fill it up with water and switch on the kettle, and ta-da! The lime
heartburn? Vinegar works awesome for heart burn. It neutralizes the
stomach acid. It's the best heartburn medication ever. 1 tsp in a
glass of water.
Gnat and Flea Catcher
Having a problem
with gnats? Put about 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in a cup and
add a few drops of dish soap, and leave the cup sitting around. The
gnats are attracted to the vinegar, and the dish soap will kill them.
A similar trick works for catching fleas put vinegar out in a white
container: Fleas are attracted to white, use white foam plates and
they will jump in there and drown. Also, you can spray it on
carpets.(check for color fast before using on carpets vinegar acts as
Use plain white
vinegar to set or remove creases in clothing, just put some in a
spritzer bottle, lightly spray the area, then press. It doesn't leave
your clothes stiff like spray starch and the smell disappears with
the steam. Works great!
If you're looking
for a humane way to get rid of ants, vinegar will do the job: Use
vinegar to clean away ants. It may not kill the little buggers but it
disrupts their sense of smell enough that they cannot find their
needed foods and go away.
Hair Conditioner and Product Remover
Use vinegar for
various hair care needs. My hairdresser advised me to rinse my hair
with a little white vinegar and water mixture to remove all of the
remnants of hair products after washing it. I tried it and it renewed
the shine in my hair, as well. Great advice. Apple cider vinegar is a
great alternative to a cream rinse: Mix 1 cup vinegar to a gallon of
warm water and pour over your hair to as a detangler...works great!