10 Uses for White Vinegar

Vinegar is an incredibly useful and inexpensive must have in any home.  Don't let the stinky smell steer you away.

  1. Window cleaner - mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.  
  2. Fabric softener - pour 1/2 cup white vinegar into your washing machine's fabric softener dispenser or add to the rinse cycle
  3. Sunburn - Soothe sunburn with a spray made of 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water.
  4. Clean coffee pot - remove stubborn stains from the carafe by swishing 1/4 cup white vinegar around in it then washing.  Also to clean the inside of your coffee pot mix 1/2 cup vinegar with enough water to fill your pot and run through coffee maker.  Run clean water through once more. 
  5. Dishwasher rinse - For spot free glasses fill your dishwasher's rinse aid compartment with white vinegar.
  6. Hair conditioner - In the shower, rinse your hair with white vinegar for shine and softness.
  7. Stop stings and bites - Using a cotton ball dab white vinegar on insect stings and bites for instant relief.
  8. Kill unwanted weeds and grass - Mix equal parts white vinegar and water and spray onto unwanted weeds and grass in your garden.
  9. Polish chrome fixtures - Shine up those faucets by dabbing white vinegar on a cleaning cloth and wipe down chrome fixtures.
  10. Facial toner - Depending on your skin type use either diluted, or undiluted vinegar on a cotton ball in place of a commercial toner. (keep away from eyes)  I have found that this keeps my 30 yr old acne at bay too by creating an acidic environment where bacteria can not thrive.  

These are the top ten ways that my family uses vinegar.  What are some of the ways you use vinegar?  

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