I love to clean naturally and to use natural products in my home. One of my go to products is vinegar. It is an inexpensive ingredient to use and it has hundreds of uses. I am sharing today with you my top 10 uses for vinegar. It can be used in the home for a variety of uses and as a health and beauty treatment. Did you know you can use vinegar to get rid of fruit flies? This is a great tip for how to remove hair build up naturally too!
10 Uses for Vinegar:
Brighten Your Laundry: Add 1/2 a cup of vinegar to your wash cycle to reinvigorate and brighten all the colors in all of your laundry loads; reds, blues, greens, yellows, blacks, and whites!
Hot Vinegar Drain Cleaner: Is the sink not draining as quick as usual? Chances are it’s probably a little clogged up by grime and grease. This isn’t a problem though, all you need to do is pour roughly a quarter of a cup of vinegar and a quarter of a cup of baking soda down your drain, wait a little more than 15 minutes, and then follow it all down the drain with hot (preferably boiling) water.
Frost-Proof Your Windows: Spray a solution that’s 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water on your car windows every few weeks.
Deodorizer: Hate having to hold your breath when open your trunk to put the groceries way, or maybe that musty old closet is getting to be a little too unbearable? You can freshen up the smell of these places quite easily! All you need to do is give a slice of white bread a soak in some white vinegar, place the soggy piece of bread on a plate, and keep it in that closet or trunk for a night. Things will start smelling good again in no time!
Clean Fresh Produce: Wash them with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar mixed with 1 1/2 quarts of plain water for a nice, bacteria-cleansing wash.
Clean Rust Off of Old Tools: Submerge them in some plain white vinegar for a couple of days until the rust is all gone.
Streak-less window cleaner: Combine 2 cups of water, 1/4 of a cup of plain white vinegar, and 1/2 a teaspoon of your favorite dish soap/detergent all into a spray bottle and have clean, clear windows in no time at all.
Keep Pests off your Pets: You can keep those bugs away by filling a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water and applying it to your dog or cat’s coat before rubbing it in.
Clean Your Bath with Baking Soda and Vinegar: The bath can get quite dirty after much use and a lot of neglect. That doesn’t matter though, because you can clean your bath quick and easy with both baking soda and vinegar. Just give dirty areas a good dusting of baking soda, follow with vinegar, and scrub vigorously with a sponge while the mixture fizzes away. Clean away any leftovers with water.
Clear up and Prevent Bruises: To help black-and-blue bruises go away, just soak some cotton gauze in a little bit of vinegar, apply it to the bruised area, and let it sit for around an hour.
I hope these uses for Vinegar help save your family money and of course by using Vinegar you are helping the environment too!