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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thursday’s Thoughts

A Variety of Uses for Vinegar



   Most everyone knows that vinegar has many uses as a green cleaning agent, but did you know there are hundreds of different uses for vinegar in addition to cooking and cleaning?  Here are just a few…

***While I have tried many of these, and researched the others, please use at your own risk.***

1.  Use a tablespoon of vinegar in the water when poaching eggs to help them keep their shape.  There will be no taste of vinegar, either.

2.  Kill grass and weeds on your sidewalk by pouring vinegar directly on the unwanted growth.

3.  Deter ants by spraying vinegar around door and window frames, under appliances and any where else there are known ant trails.

4.  Keep dogs from scratching their ears by cleaning the inside of the ear with a soft cloth dipped in vinegar diluted with water.

5.  Keep car windows frost-free by coating the windows the night before with a solution of 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water.

6.  Relieve itchy bug bites or the pain from bee stings by applying full strength vinegar straight from the bottle.

7.  Use to relieve coughs by mixing 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and four teaspoons honey.  Take 1 tablespoon when cough acts up, and at bedtime.

8.  Use apple cider vinegar to tenderize meat by marinating the meat in it over night.

9.   Added too much spice to your food?  Neutralize it by adding white or apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon at a time before serving.

10.  Wipe wooden cutting boards with full strength vinegar to clean and disinfect.

11.  Naturally deodorize a room by spraying vinegar in the air, or keeping a bowl of vinegar in the warmest corner of the room.  Add a fragrant spice to the bowl to also add a pleasant scent.

12.  For an upset stomach, drink 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water.

13.  Take a shot of vinegar next time you have the hiccups.

14.  Freshen your child’s lunchbox by soaking a piece of bread in vinegar and letting it sit in the lunchbox overnight.  Will work in other small areas like footlockers and car trunks.

15.   Help treat sinus infections and colds by adding 1/4cup of vinegar to the vaporizer.

16Azaleas love acidic soil so occasionally water them with a mixture of two tablespoons to 1 quart water.

17.  To prolong the life of cut flowers add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 3 tablespoons sugar per quart of warm water.  Make sure stems are in 3 to 4 inches of water.

18.  Relieve sunburn by applying vinegar either by using a spray bottle or soaking towels or paper towels in vinegar and laying it on the sunburned areas.

19.  Add 2 tablespoons to the bath water to relieve dry and itchy skin.  Or add 2 cups of cider vinegar to the bath water to relieve sore muscles.

20.  To use a a hair conditioner you can mix 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water, add some essential oil drops for scent if you’d like, and then pour it on your hair in the shower then rinse.  The scent will fade after awhile, and hair will be soft and shiny.



At March 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vinegar is quite useful! :) Thanks for the tips

At March 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM , Blogger Melissa Hellmann said...

You can also add 1/4 cup of vinegar to your washer as fabric softener. Doesn't leave a smell.


At March 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Angie G. said...

Lots of great uses I never saw before. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me.
Your newest GFC follower,
Angie G.

At March 7, 2013 at 11:47 AM , Anonymous Melissa C said...

Love the power of vinegar! We use vinegar for almost everything in our house, especially cleaning.

At March 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM , Anonymous Tara said...

Oh wow! I didn't know most of these, thank you!

At March 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM , Blogger MikiHope said...

I definitely knew about the sunburn remedy--it works!! Did not know about many of the others-thank you for the info!

At March 7, 2013 at 3:19 PM , Blogger Melissa Alexander said...

Awesome! Pinned!

At March 7, 2013 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Marina@EBMR said...

We also use this to ward away the starts of a sore throat (Gargling with a tbsp in warm water). Oooh and didn't know that about eggs!

At March 7, 2013 at 4:44 PM , Anonymous Ashley B said...

Awesome post! Vinegar is so versatile and I never knew you could add it to aid in making poached eggs. My daughter made a volcano in school today and they used vinegar for it (for the lava flow).

At March 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM , Blogger Just Short said...

Thanks for the list. I love cleaning with vinegar.

At March 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM , Anonymous Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

Great list!

At March 7, 2013 at 6:52 PM , Blogger Jennifer Clay said...

What a great list! I have heard that you can use vinegar to clean your washer when it has that "spoiled" smell inside of it.

At March 8, 2013 at 5:41 AM , Blogger Kelly R said...

Thank you for the list. I knew some of these tips but not all of them...

At March 8, 2013 at 5:56 AM , Blogger Christy Maurer said...

Great tips! Pinning this article :)

At March 8, 2013 at 6:09 AM , Blogger Diane said...

I used the sunburn treatment when I got burned the first day of spring break in college. One of my friends had heard about it and went and picked some up at the store for me!

At March 8, 2013 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Icar said...

Wow I didn't know that vinegar have this much use. But I have used vinegar during sinusitis attacks when my nose is so clogged and added it to vaporize and relieve pressure.

Thanks for sharing!

At March 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM , Blogger Tonya Bangart said...

I knew vinegar could be used for many things, but I had no idea it was so versatile.

At March 10, 2013 at 10:59 PM , Blogger United States said...

great tips here ...thanks for sharing!


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