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).
· 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.
· 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.