If you want a "clean" smell, add a few drops of lemon juice or a fragrance extract. Not only is it cheap, but it is safe for kids and pets. I began using this when I had my son, knowing that he would soon be crawling all over the floor.
As a warning, do not mix with bleach or ammonia; this can create dangerous fumes.
Just leave a window cracked to help filter out the vinegar smell.
Source: my depression-era grandmother
By MamaSarah from Lansing, MI
By Beverly C. from Hanover Twp., PA
The white vinegar has many uses. It will do the following for you:
White Vinegar has an indefinite shelf life and does not have to be refrigerated.
If you are disinfecting with vinegar, let it sit on the counter for ten minutes to kill germs and bacteria. The same applies for cleaning baby items in vinegar, such as toys, etc.
I have stopped buying expensive and fume cleaning products and have gone to vinegar for everything. It is the oldest, safest and most effective cleaning product there is.
I read labels and just about all cleaning products contain vinegar, especially for glass cleaning and general cleaning. Works like a charm and very thrifty.
By Irene M.
By Davidicdancer from Spokane, WA
After a nasty fall in my bath tub, I became extra careful to not have it happen again. My first idea was to always just throw a facecloth in the tub to stand on. My latest and very effective method that keeps me safe as well as my family is to spray my vinegar/water cleaning solution on the bottom of the tub. Cream soaps and hair conditioners make our marble tub extra slippery. By keeping the spray bottle on the tub ledge, I can spray as needed and ensure other family member's safety by spraying between everyone's showers. This is also anti fungal so you can even spray your feet and armpits and rinse. I also spray my facecloth now as suggested by another Thrifty Fun user.
I am looking for a recipe for vinegar and water air spray.
By Connie from Winston-Salem, NC
I agree with Debbie52. I used it often in my home and when the kids & hubby are sick, and coughing up! Bring it to a boil and let it simmer slowly at your stove top. At first, you will smell heavy vinegar then it will go away! Good Luck!
What is the cleaning mixture for vinegar and water?
By Les from Vancouver, Canada
Dab a little vinegar on chapped lips several times during the day. I know this sounds awful, but it works great. That is, if you don't need to kiss anyone right away.
Avoid getting on your teeth as it is not good for tooth enamel
I would like a list of various uses of vinegar in cleaning around the home. Also are there grades of vinegar to be used in the cleaning process?
There is a really good book, "Vinegar", by Vickie Lansky that is good, I got it from amazon & it was cheap! If you use it on your scalp or for your hair, use white vinegar. A mix of 10% is good. Apple cider leaves a little residue, cause it comes from apples. Not a big deal, but I can feel it on my skin, so I use the white for anything on my skin. It's great for itchy skin or rashes.
What scent can I add to vinegar base solution to make it smell better?
By Ginger from Whistler BC
Vinegar has no odor after it is used for cleaning purposes. That's what is so good about it. It removes bad odors and leaves things smelling fresh and clean.
How do I not have the smell of vinegar when using it for the home cleaning remedies?
The smell goes away in a bit. It is an awesome disinfectant since it kills over 90 percent of germs. And it is a wonder to remove wallpaper.
A few drops of vinegar in a pot of water, will help poached eggs hold their shape.
To clean your coffee drip machine or iron, run a 1/2 cup of vinegar through it. Then run 1 cup of water through it 2 times.By LRP from Lowell, Mass
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