The Many Uses of White Vinegar
When searching for a budget-conscious, eco-friendly and easy-to-use product look no further than white vinegar.
Most people know that white vinegar has the ability to instantly clean, disinfect, and deodorize for a fraction of the cost of high priced, toxic brand named cleaning products. Beyond that, there are some uncommon uses that might just spark your interest.
- Natural weed killer: Combine 16 oz white vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and a few drops of dishwashing liquid (like seventh generation or 365 brand) into a spray bottle and aim directly on weeds avoiding all other plants. This works best on young weeds.
- Prevent moldy cheese: Soak a cloth (preferably of organic material) in vinegar, squeeze out excess, wrap around a hard cheese and seal in an airtight container.
- Wilted vegetables get perky: Place soggy leafy vegetables in a mix of 2 cups cold water and 1 Tablespoon white vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes, rinse, dry and eat!
- Prevent fading and running colors from fabric: Soak new towels or clothes in 1 part vinegar to 1 part cold water for 15 minutes. Then wash as directed.
- Painting projects: Wipe down walls, doors or furniture items before painting with a rung out rag soaked in vinegar.
- Chewy cuts of meat, now tenderized: Add a dash of vinegar to your marinade. It helps tenderize even the toughest cuts.
- Remove wrinkles without ironing: Combine 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water in a spray bottle. Then shake, spray and wait. Once the solution evaporates, the wrinkles do too!
- Make balloons rise: Fill a plastic bottle with 1 teaspoon baking soda and 3 Tablespoons white vinegar. Put a balloon over the hole and watch it inflate.
Now that you’ve learned some unique ways to utilize vinegar. Here’s a couple of ways you should NOT use it:
- Do not mix vinegar with bleach.
- Never mix vinegar with hydrogen peroxide.
- Never use on marble, granite, waxed wood, cast iron or aluminum.
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