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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.

Comments

  • pamela 4 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.