Vinegar can be used in so many ways around the house, for cooking, and even as a beauty treatment for the body. After reading this article about the different uses of vinegar, you might want to try them out, see the effect and say goodbye to those store-bought items that could not only harm the environment but do some damage to your pockets as well.
10. Oral medication
Consider adding few teaspoons of vinegar to a glass of lukewarm water and use it as your mouthwash especially when you are experiencing a sore throat. This will give you a quick relief and you could even smell and feel that you have a fresher breathe!
9. Gets rid of smoke odor
Some people cannot resist visitors from smoking inside their homes, a fast remedy for this is very simple. Just place a small bowl of vinegar inside the room or the place where the person smoked so that it could absorb the smell. Add another bowl of vinegar is the room still reeks of cigarette to get rid of the odor faster.
8. Keeps silver and chrome shiny
If you want to keep your silver accessories, silverware, and even chrome appliances and fixtures clean and shiny, apply vinegar all over the item as if you’re using an oil-based solution. Wash it off with water afterwards.
7. Removes stickers
Stickers on the wall or the price tags on your shoes or some furniture could be annoying at times. Remove it by dipping a clean cloth in vinegar and rub it off on the surface. Wipe it out with another damp cloth dipped in water and let it dry.
6. Removes Carpet stains
Your carpet will always get stained every now and then. You don’t have to worry because you just need a little spray of vinegar on the stained spot then blot a damp cloth. Do this trick when your mattress is stained, too although you need to add a sprinkle of baking soda before blotting it with a damp cloth
5. Eliminates Grease
Unclog your drain with equal parts of hot water and vinegar to dissolve the grease in the drain. You can also use this to wipe off the grease on stove and table tops. Sponges can get greasy too when used excessively; soak them in vinegar overnight and rinse it off before using again.
4. Household Cleanser
Vinegar can be used to clean appliances. With a clean cloth and an old toothbrush, spray vinegar on the surface of the part to be cleaned then wipe it off with a damp cloth or brush it gently as to not having any scratches on the surface, wipe it again with a clean dry cloth.
3. Pet friendly
Add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar on your dog’s water to keep fleas and ticks away from your pet. Your pet may also make a mess with dog poop and pee stains, use vinegar and water to take the stains out.
2. Cleans hair
Use a cup of vinegar once a week instead of conditioner. Let the vinegar settle for 5-10 minutes then rinse it off properly with water. You’ll have a soft rejuvenated hair.
1. Rinse fruits and veggies
Fruits and veggies have chemicals from pesticides and some have wax like apples. Take these chemicals out by filling your sink with water then adding a cup of vinegar, place all the fruits and vegetables that needs to be cleaned. You will see that the water will be dark and sediments will fall off. Let it settle for 5-10 minutes then rinse it off with plain water.