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- 1Kill grass on walks and driveways.
- 2Kill weeds. Spray full strength on growth until plants have starved.
- 3Increase soil acidity. In hard water: one gallon of tap water for watering rhododendrons, gardenias, or azaleas.
- 4Deter ants. Spray vinegar around doors, appliances, and along other areas where ants are known.
- 5Polish car chrome. Apply full strength.
- 6Remove skunk odor from a dog. Rub fur with full strength vinegar; rinse.
- 7Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on areas you don't want the cat walking, sleeping, or scratching on.
- 8Keep dogs from scratching his ears. Use a clean, soft cloth dipped in diluted vinegar.
- 9Keep chickens from pecking each other. Put a little in their drinking water.
- 10Tenderize meat. Soak in vinegar overnight.
- 11Freshen vegetables. Soak wilted vegetables in 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vinegar.
- 12Boil better eggs. Add 2 tablespoons water before boiling eggs. Keeps them from cracking.
- 13Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Dot the irritation with vinegar and relieve itching.
- 14Relieve sunburn. Lightly rub white vinegar; you may have to reapply.
- 15Condition hair. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to dissolve sticky residue left by shampoo.
- 16Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons to bath water.
- 17Fight dandruff. After shampooing, rinse with vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.
- 18Soothe a sore throat. Put a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow.
- 19Treat sinus infections and chest colds. Add 1/4 cup or more vinegar to the vaporizer.
- 20Feel good. 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.
- 21Deodorize the kitchen drain. Pour a cup down the drain once a week. Let stand 30 minutes and then flush with cold water.
- 22Eliminate onion odor. Rub on your fingers before and after slicing.
- 23Clean and disinfect wood cutting boards. Wipe with full strength vinegar.
- 24Remove fruit stains from hands. Rub with vinegar.
- 25Cut grease and odor on dishes. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to hot soapy water.
- 26Clean a teapot. Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in the teapot. Wipe away the grime.
- 27Freshen a lunchbox. Soak a piece of bread in vinegar and let it sit in the lunchbox over night.
- 28Clean the refrigerator. Wash with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar.
- 29Unclog a drain. Pour a handful of baking soda down the drain and add 1/2 cup of vinegar. Rinse with hot water.
- 30Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through.
- 31Clean and deodorize jars. Rinse mayonnaise, peanut butter, and mustard jars with vinegar when empty.
- 32Clean the dishwasher. Run a cup of vinegar through the whole cycle once a month to reduce soap build up on the inner mechanisms and on glassware.
- 33Clean stainless steel. Wipe with a vinegar dampened cloth.
- 34Clean china and fine glassware. Add a cup of vinegar to a sink of warm water. Gently dip the glass or china in the solution and let dry.
- 35Get stains out of pots. Fill pot with a solution of 3 tablespoons of vinegar to a pint of water. Boil until stain loosens and can be washed away.
- 36Clean the microwave. Boil a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in the microwave. Will loosen splattered on food and deodorize.
- 37Dissolve rust from bolts and other metals. Soak in full strength vinegar.
- 38Get rid of cooking smells. Let simmer a small pot of vinegar and water solution.
- 39Unclog steam iron. Pour equal amounts of vinegar and water into the iron's water chamber. Turn to steam and leave the iron on for 5 minutes in an upright position. Then unplug and allow to cool. Any loose particles should come out when you empty the water.
- 40Clean a scorched iron plate. Heat equal parts vinegar and salt in a small pan. Rub solution on the cooled iron surface to remove dark or burned stains.
- 41Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
- 42Keep colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength vinegar before washing.
- 43Freshen up the washing machine. Periodically, pour a cup of vinegar in the machine and let in run through a regular cycle (no clothes added). Will dissolve soap residue.
- 44Brighten fabric colors. Add a 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
- 45Take grease off suede. Dip a toothbrush in vinegar and gently brush over grease spot.
- 46Remove tough stains. Gently rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee, tea. Then wash as usual.
- 47Get smoke smell out of clothes. Add a cup of vinegar to a bath tub of hot water. Hang clothes above the steam.
- 48Remove decals. Brush with a couple coats of vinegar. Allow to soak inches Wash off.
- 49Clean eyeglasses. Wipe each lens with a drop of vinegar.
- 50Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar for each quart of water.
- 51A shallow bowl of vinegar in any room (where it won't get knocked over) will remove any odors: smoke, paint fumes, new carpet or lino off-gassing, sick rooms, litter box, food etc. Great for those with allergies to commercial room sprays.
- 52Freeze cubes vinegar in an ice cube tray. Throw one in the garbage disposal at the end of stuff or just to freshen it and sharpen the blades a bit.
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Nutritional Facts for 50 Uses for Vinegar
Serving Size: 1 (5 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g