Wednesday, September 28, 2011

10 (or more) Uses For…Vinegar

YOU - 10 (or more) Uses For…Vinegar

There are 100s of uses for vinegar. Many people use it for many different things. Here are a few ideas I found that I would like to try. I have used some of these, but not all of them. Please be careful in how you use these because I have not tried them all first hand. I would like to try all of these. If you have any suggestions on how to use vinegar, please post them! I love to hear how you have used vinegar first hand!

(The italic ones are the ones I have tried!)

Have fun trying!

Vinegar can…

  1. Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar for each quart of water.
  2. Deter ants. Spray vinegar around door and window frames, under appliances, and along other known ant trails.
  3. Relieve sunburn by lightly rubbing it with vinegar.
  4. Clean coffee and tea stains. A mixture of salt and vinegar will clean coffee and tea stains from chinaware.
  5. Deodorize the kitchen drain (and other thing;, mugs, water bottles). Pour some down the drain. Let stand 30 minutes and then flush with cold water.
  6. Unclog a drain. Pour a handful of baking soda down the drain and add 1/2 cup of vinegar. Rinse with hot water.
  7. Remove decals or bumper stickers by soaking a cloth in Vinegar and cover the decal or bumper sticker for several minutes until the vinegar soaks in. The decals and bumper stickers should peel off easily.
  8. Stop insect stings and bites from itching by dabbing them with a cotton ball saturated with undiluted white distilled vinegar.
  9. Make nail polish last longer. Wipe fingernails with cotton balls dipped in white distilled vinegar before putting on nail polish.
  10. Be used as bug spray. Combine equal amounts of water, white distilled vinegar and liquid dish soap in a spray bottle.  Use on skin, as needed. 
  11. Be used as chewing gum dissolver. Saturate the area with vinegar. If the vinegar is eated, it will work faster.
  12. Be used as a way to keep ice and frost of windshield in the winter. Wash your windshield with vinegar in the winter to help keep ice and frost away.
  13. Help get rid of hiccups. One teaspoon to one tablespoon of vinegar gets rid of hiccups. Another reader writes: "I've found that gargling with cider vinegar will stop the most horrible case of hiccups!"
  14. Can get the salt off your shoes from the salt used to get rid of ice in the winter. To remove it and prevent long-term damage, wipe fresh stains with a cloth dipped in undiluted white vinegar.
  15. Be used as a hair rinse to restore hair shine. Vinegar works to restore luster by removing build up from other hair products. It leaves hair smooth and silky and may even remove tangles. It may cause dryness to your hair, so you may want to condition first, and then use a vinegar rinse. To make a vinegar rinse, add 1 cup vinegar to 2 cups warm water, add a drop of essential oil if you like, and work into hair. (Can also be used to fight dandruff.)

Resources I used to find all of these great ideas:

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