The Many Uses For Vinegar

There are tons of uses for vinegar. From cleaning to killing weeds. Post your ideas.

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Use vinegar soaks to clean dentures, rusted tools and faucets

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Vinegar adds an amazing sheen to dark hair.....(similar to lemon juice for blondes) ....apparantley!

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I use white vinegar in the rinse-aid dispenser of my dishwasher. My dishes are squeaky clean and my glasses shine.

A huge saving.

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My showerhead clogs after a while. I just remove it and soak in vinegar all night . The next day its perfect and ready to go.

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Use vinegar in your fabric dispenser in your washing machine. Clothes will not smell like vinegar and they come out of the dryer real soft.

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I like to use a mix of vinegar and baking soda to clean my drains. It can often unclog them (found this out in a clogged bath tub drain). I also use vinegar and water to clean my ceramic-top stove (leaves it with a nice shine). Vinegar and water clean my car windows and my house windows. You can use vinegar and water as windshield-washer fluid if you put some alcohol in it to keep if from freezing in the winter. I use it to clean my glass tables. It works very well to clean mineral buildup on all sorts of glass and metal products, although you have to be careful - vinegar is an acid, and it can eat holes in certain metals!

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When you have a sore throat drink 1 TEASPOON of white vinegar and drink a small glass of water. My family has done that for years and it always works. The vinegar kills the infection.

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Wash windows, mirrors,tile floors with white vinegar. Rinse your white clothes with this also. It helps get the soap out and keeps them from getting yellow.

Rinse your uncolored hair with it for a great shine. Gargle with white vinegar for sore throats. Use as an antiseptic for minor cuts. Clean your bathtub.

It also kills weeds, cleans your white walled tires. Spray on your animals as a repellant for fleas, ticks, etc. You may also put a little in their water.

PS. Don't use on colored items!

By Sandi G

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use vinigar with crushed garlic in a little hot water to bathe your feet

it will kill any bacteria and get rid of smelly feet use a couple of times and feet will never smell again

PS no !!!!!

you won't smell of garlic

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Clean the following with white vinegar: Tubs, sinks, tile floors, and toilets. Buff dry for a great shine, Cleans windows and mirrors also. Dry with a clean non -lint cloth or paper towel.One more,will remove oil or grease from driveway....may need to repeat. Scrub with the vinegar if needed.

I have been doing this for 20-30 years. Inexpensive and non toxic.

Removing Odors

A glass bowl place around the house will also eliminate odors. Refill as needed. It WILL remove color on fabric, so be careful unless you wear white. Rinsing white clothing, diapers and a few others will keep them nice and white and remove odors at the same time.

Rinsing Hair

Also a vinegar rinse will give non-colored treated hair a nice shine.

Sore Throats

And gargling with white vinegar helps sore throats. Don't swallow. This really works. Ask your grandparents they probably did this. Pest Control

Put white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray where ants are and around house: frame, windows, sidewalks etc. You can spray directly on ants and they will scatter. Spray as needed.

By Sandi G

Pet Flea Control

I use to put 1/4 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar in pets water bowl for flea control. I stopped, my sister's dog got inside my house one day. the next day I noticed my dog scratching. I put her on the table and found 4-5 fleas. I started putting apple cider vinegar in water and fleas are gone. I also spray both dogs with tea tree oil when I see fleas on them this will kill fleas instantly!

By Mavis

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I prefer white vinegar diluted with a little water for cleaning windows (and actually everything else).

It's great for removing mildew, too.

Straight vinegar works better than many hand cleaners for removing "Liquid Nails" (and probably other sticky substances) from your hands.

I spray vinegar diluted with water on my tile floors and mop it up with a cloth mop to keep my floors clean and it is non-toxic to children and animals.

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I want to know if I can use Vinegar to clean hard water stains on my frosted shower doors. My friend installed my doors for me and he put them on backwards and I didn't realize it until I cleaned them a week later and after many showers that week, I noticed that they were stained from the hard water and calicume buildup and I can't get it off, I have tried everything except vinegar.

Do you have any suggestions for me besides to replace the doors?

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I use vinegar on my shower doors without a problem. It may take a few times but it will come off eventually, at least it does with our horribly hard water,. I usually have it mixed half and half with water in a spray bottle. When the doors get really bad a paste of baking soda and waters works really well too!

Good luck to you!


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Anytime when cleaning with vinegar. I smell it everywhere. How can I make it so my house doesn't smell like a salad?

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I use vinager and baking soda plus 1 tsp liq soap to soften burned food in pots. Cook the mixture for 10 to 20 min and brush the bottom of the pots. They will shine!

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Dip cotton balls in some white vinegar and wipe on affected area. after 1-2 days it will be gone!

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Use this solution to unclog a slow drain. It is so cheap when compared to over the counter drain openers, You can use it once a month to maintain a free flowing drain.

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup DAWN ULTRA

White vinegar as needed

Pour ingrediants down drain in the order listed. Stand over drain and pour White vinegar down a little at a time (about 1/4 - 1/2 cup at a time ). Let stand for 15 minutes or longer in between pours.

Finish with a pot full of boiling water.

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I always use white vinegar to remove gunk fron my dish drainer. Jut fill a spray bottle with 3/4 vinegar and 1/4 water, a few drops dish soap. Spray on let sit a few minutes, then rine.

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