Monthly Archives: April 2014

My favorite ingredient of 2014- Vinegar!

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It’s a natural antibacterial and so much less toxic than some of the chemical cleaners I have purchased in the past and works just as well. If I use vinegar to clean I also add a few drops of an essential oil like eucalyptus to offset the vinegar smell.

I haven’t tried all these uses but consider using vinegar to fix any of these problems!

In the Laundry

 – Clothes will rinse better if a cup of vinegar is added to the last rinse water. The acid in vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics but strong enough to dissolve the alkalis in soaps and detergents.

– Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

In the Kitchen

– Do have stubborn stains on those aluminum or stainless steel pots and pans? Even if you just have burnt stains that won’t come off, try this: boil 1 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons baking powder and 1 cup water. Take a scouring pad and gently remove stains!

– Clean the refrigerator by washing with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar.

In the Bathroom

– 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.

– Sprinkle some baking soda around your faucets, tubs and toilets and pour some vinegar into each. Let it have its chemical reaction and clean away with a sponge. 

Around the House

– Cleaning windows by using undiluted Vinegar in a spray bottle. Dry off with newspaper.

– Spraying undiluted vinegar on trash bags, discourages raccoons, skunks, cats, etc from tearing them up on trash night

Here are 165 more uses for vinegar if you are interested!

I’ve also started drinking Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar drinks to improve my body’s PH balance and boost my energy. They are tasty but be warned its an acquired taste. 

 

 

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