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Vinegar as a multi-purpose

A vinegar and water solutions has many uses. Mix water to white vinegar 3:1 in a spray bottle (reuse a sprayer if you have one).

Some benefits:

·         Brushing bugs under the rug. A diluted vinegar rinse kills 98% of bacteria on produce - researchers found it works even better than a scrub brush.

·         Cash savings you can believe in. Water and vinegar rinses cost just pennies; the premade washes we found cost $4 and up.

·         Buying plastic bottles of produce wash means having to recycle them too (not to mention the energy and materials needed to make and ship them in the first place) - you'll still need to buy bottles of vinegar, but you'll buy fewer of them.

Some uses:

·         A few squirts on your fruits and veggies gets rid of the nasty stuff (like pesticide residue) that you don't want - no store-bought washes necessary. Just rinse with water afterwards.

·         Kill germs on bathroom fixtures by using one part vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle. Spray the bathroom fixtures and floor, then wipe clean.

·         Prolong the life of flowers in a vase. Add two tablespoons of vinegar plus three tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water. Stems should be in three to four inches of water.

·         Clean rust from tools, bolts, and spigots. Soak the rusted tool, bolt, or spigot in undiluted vinegar overnight.

·         Feel good recipe. A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, with a bit of honey added for flavor, will take the edge off your appetite and give you an overall healthy feeling.

·         Relieve itching by using a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites with Vinegar straight from the bottle. This will also work for bee or jellyfish stings, relieving sunburns and dry itchy skin.


  • pamela 5 years ago

    Here in the desert southwest of Tucson, a great use of cheap white vinegar is to break-up our rock-like soil called kaliche. kaliche is basic; vinegar is acid. Dig your hole until you hit what appears to be rock (but is really kaliche), dump in a quart of white vinegar, watch it bubble away or take a break for 15 minutes, and come back to dig much softer soil. It works like a charm and saves a lot of digging time.

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