If you told my father growing up that you had a stomach ache or were suffering some minor health issue, you were sure to hear the words: "Go drink some vinegar". I don't know how many of us actually did this but now that I know a few things, the man was right. Oh the wisdom of elders. Vinegar is the nectar of Gods. Really. It can do everything. It should be in everyones year supply. Both white distilled and apple cider vinegar. It has replaced so many things in my household and it is so very cheap.
Here are some of my favorite uses:
Stops the sting/itch of insect stings
Soothes a sunburn
Help clears acne: mix 1:1 ratio of apple cider vinegar to water. After face is cleansed and dried, dab on this mixture and let dry overnight. The acid in the vinegar kills bacteria that is responsible for acne and will eat away dead skin on the face that leaves a dull appearance.
Fixes a sour stomach. Drink 1T. in a cup of water.
Kills warts. Apply vinegar to a piece of cotton the size of the wart and cover with a band aid. Let sit overnight.
Repeat until gone. Use Bragg's apple cider vinegar.
For an itchy scalp or dandruff, rinse head with 1:1 ratio of apple cider vinegar and water. Also good for kids that smell like dogs in the summer time!
Unclog a drain. 1/2 cup baking soda to 1 cup white vinegar. Pour in drain and let foam for a while. Follow with hot tap water to flush out.
Removes sticker residue.
Cleanser: 1/4 cup Baking soda, 1 T. liquid soap. Add enough vinegar to make the right consistency.
Wood floor cleaner: 1 cup white vinegar to 1 gallon water
Cleanse chrome. Spray on full strength and then rinse off.
Deodorize: plastic containers, fridge, sinks, garbage pails, etc.
Cleans the toilet: Let sit in toilet overnight and flush in the morning.
Takes soap residue off dishes instantly. You know that soap scum that has been baked on in the dishwasher and won't come off with water and soap! Fill the sink with vinegar and a little water and one dip and they are clean!
What is your favorite uses? Love the stuff! Once again, no need for chemicals. Give me some vinegar, baking soda and a little essential oils and my house will shine. Plus, your pocket book will thank you.