VINEGAR HINTS

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And there are many hints spread around on all these pages. 

 

A broth for ancient cure for blood pressure.

Ants: Rid your house etc from unwanted ants. Spray Vinegar around where they frequent. This should rid yourself of these little unwelcome visitors. And no chemicals used.

Banish unpleasant odours.

Before painting metal, wipe over liberally with Vinegar to prevent rust forming.

Bleaches liver spots.

Clean a toilet bowl. Pour in one cup of White Vinegar; let it stand for five minutes, and flush.

Clean dentures. Soak dentures overnight in White Vinegar, then brush away tartar with a toothbrush.

Clean food-stained pots and pans. Fill the pots and pans with White Vinegar and let stand for thirty minutes. Then rinse in hot, soapy water.

Clean lime deposits and calcium sludge from an automatic drip coffee maker. Once a month fill the reservoir with white Vinegar and run through the brew cycle. Rinse thoroughly with two cycles of cold water.

Clean mineral deposits from a steam iron. Fill the water tank with white Vinegar. Turn the iron to the steam setting and steam-iron a soft utility rag to clean the steam ports. Repeat the process with water, and then thoroughly rinse out the inside of your iron.

Clean rust from tools, bolts, and spigots. Soak the rusted tool, bolt, or spigot in undiluted white Vinegar overnight.

Clean soap scum, mildew, and grime from bathtub, tile, and shower curtains. Simply wipe the surface with Vinegar and rinse with water.

Clean the hoses and unclog soap scum from a washing machine. Once a month pour one cup of white Vinegar into the washing machine and run the machine through a normal cycle, without clothes.

Clean your microwave by placing a glass bowl filled with a quarter cup of Vinegar and 1 cup of water inside. Turn on your microwave to the highest setting for about 5 minutes And once the bowl cools, use the liquid to sponge away the grime.

Clean windows. Use undiluted Vinegar in a spray bottle. Dry with a soft cloth.

Cleaning Animal Urine: Use Vinegar and water to clean animal urine accidents from carpet. It will smell of Vinegar only temporarily, but neutralize the  pH level and discourage animals  from having an accident there again.

Cleans brass, copper and pewter.

Cleans carpets and rugs.

Cleans windows and mirrors. Mixture: ¼ cup Ammonia  ½ cup Vinegar 6 litres or 6 quarts of warm water.

Cleans work surface, mirrors & glass.

Clears embarrassing dandruff.

Clears spots and blemishes.

Condition dry hair. Shampoo, then rinse hair with a mixture of one cup Apple Cider Vinegar and two cups water. Vinegar adds highlights to brunette hair, restores the acid mantel, and removes soap film and sebum oil.

Cure an upset stomach. Drink two teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup water to soothe an upset stomach.

Cure hiccups fast.

Cure the hiccups. Mix one teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup of warm water, and drink.

Deodorises anything.

Deodorize a room filled with cigarette smoke or paint fumes. Place a small bowl of white Vinegar in the room.

Deodorize a stale lunch box. Soak a paper napkin in Vinegar and leave it inside the closed lunch box overnight.  

Deodorize a wool sweater. Wash sweater, then rinse in equal parts Vinegar and water to remove odour. 

Deodorise the air.  Vinegar is a natural air freshener when sprayed in a room.

Destroys bad smells.

Dishwasher rinse agents help to get your dishes cleaner and dryer, but they sure are pricey. Fortunately, there's a cheap alternative: Vinegar.


HERE'S HOW TO MAKE the Switch to Vinegar:

1.Finish using up any commercial rinse agent that remains in your dishwasher.
2.Then, unscrew the cap from your dishwasher's rinse agent dispenser, and fill the well with White Vinegar.
3.Replace the cap, and run your dishwasher as usual.
4.Refill the dispenser as needed.


BENEFITS OF USING VINEGAR, as a Rinse Agent:
No water spots on cups and glasses.
Dryer dishes.
Cleaner dishes.
No harsh chemicals.
A cleaner dishwasher.


BONUS TIP:
Dishwasher looking a bit dirty? Fill the detergent dispenser with Vinegar (no detergent at all), and run it through a cycle.

Disinfectant to almost anything as it destroys bacteria, especially fridges and chopping boards.

Dissolve warts. Mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar to one part glycerine into a lotion and apply daily to warts until they dissolve.

Dissolves chewing gum.

Ease discomfort of asthma.

Ease nausea and upset stomachs.

Ease pain of insect bites.

Eases gas and indigestion problems.

Eliminate animal urine stains from carpet. Blot up urine, flush several times with lukewarm water, and then apply a mixture of equal parts white Vinegar and cool water. Blot up, rinse, and let dry.  

Eliminate odours from used jars. Rinse peanut butter and mayonnaise jars with white Vinegar.

Eliminate unpleasant cooking odours in the kitchen. Boil one tablespoon of white Vinegar with one cup of water.

Encourages plant growth.

Fast remedy for cold sores.

Fabric softener: Making your own fabric softener is so simple, just take a one gallon (3.8) litres)jug of white Vinegar and add your own preference of essential oils.  I add 40 drops of the oils to the Vinegar and shake back and forth to mix up. During the washer's  rinse cycle, add 1/4 cup and it will leave your wash smelling so nice and fresh. It lasts longer than  traditional fabric softeners.

For more effective dishwashing, add a few tablespoons of  Vinegar along with the dishwashing detergent when washing dishes. The Vinegar cuts the grease and leaves dishes sparkling.

Get rid of ink, coffee, rust red and white wine stains.

Get rid of pet odours.

Get rid of weeds.

Give all your whites and immaculate sparkle.

Gives glass and china a sparkle.

Grow beautiful azaleas. Occasionally water plants with a mixture of two tablespoons white Vinegar to one quart water. Azaleas love acidic soil.

Guards against food poisoning.

Helps fade age spots.

If your iron isn't steaming properly, pour equal amounts of Vinegar and water into the reservoir. Turn the iron onto steam and let sit upright for five minutes. Unplug and allow to cool. Pour out any leftover liquid, and any loose particles that may be causing the clog will be removed. Simply rinse the chamber with clean water to remove any Vinegar before ironing with ease.!

Keep a garbage disposal clean and smelling fresh. Mix one cup of Vinegar in enough water to fill an ice cube tray, freeze the mixture, grind the cubes through the disposal, and flush with cold water.

Keep cats away from an area.

Keep drains open. Pour one-half box of old Baking Soda down the drain followed by one cup White Vinegar. When the bubbling stops, run the hot water.

Keep car windows frost free. Coat the windows the night before with a solution of three parts vinegar to one part water.

Keep shower recess sparkling.

Kill bacteria in meats. Marinating meat in Vinegar kills bacteria and tenderizes the meat. Use one-quarter cup vinegar for a two to three pound roast, marinate overnight, then cook without draining or rinsing the meat. Add herbs to the vinegar when marinating as desired.

Kill germs on bathroom fixtures. Use one part Vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle. Spray the bathroom fixtures and floor, then wipe clean.

Kill unwanted grass. Pour White Vinegar in crevices and between bricks.

Lifts painful corns and calluses.

Lifts stains on carpet.

Make easy poultice for painful joints.

Milk cows organically. Clean milking equipment with un-perfumed dish detergent followed with a Vinegar rinse. Pipes, hoses, and bulk tank will come out squeaky clean without any odour, lowering the bacteria count.

Polish bras, copper and leather.

Polish chrome on car.

Pour some in toilet bowl and leave overnight, next day clean fresh smelling toilet. Great for washing floor of toilet also to rid of urine smells.

Prevent bright coloured clothes from fading. Before putting the article in the washing machine, soak it in white Vinegar for ten minutes.

Prevent cracked hard-boiled eggs. Add two tablespoons of White Vinegar per quart of water before boiling to prevent the eggs from cracking. The egg shells will also peel off faster and easier. 

Prevent ice from forming on a car windshield overnight. Coat the window with a solution of three parts white or Apple Cider Vinegar to one part water.

Prevent lint from clinging to clothes. Add one cup Vinegar to each wash load.

Prevent soapy film on glassware. Place a cup of white Vinegar on the bottom rack of your dishwasher, run for five minutes, and then run though the full cycle. A cup of white vinegar run through the entire cycle once a month will also reduce soap scum on the inner workings. 

Prevent yeast infections. Douche with one tablespoon white Vinegar to one quart warm water to adjust the pH balance in the vagina.

Prevents ant infestation on plants.

Prevents burns from scaring.

Prevents clothes from becoming shiny from ironing.

Prevents infections.

Prevents mould and mildew.

Prolong and brighten propane lanterns. Soak new wicks for several hours in white Vinegar and let them dry before inserting. Propane lanterns will burn longer and brighter on the same amount of fuel.

Prolong the life of flowers in a vase. Add two tablespoons of white Vinegar plus three tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water. Stems should be in three to four inches of water.  

Rejuvenates old saucepans.

Relieve a cold. Mix one-quarter cup Apple Cider Vinegar with one-quarter cup honey. Take one tablespoon six to eight times daily.  Relieve a cough. Mix one-half cup Apple Cider Vinegar, one-half cup water, one teaspoon cayenne pepper, and four teaspoons honey. Take one tablespoon when cough acts up. Take another tablespoon at bedtime.

Relieve a sore throat. Put two teaspoons of Vinegar in your humidifier.

Relieve arthritis. Before each meal, drink a glass of water containing two teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar. Give this folk remedy at least three weeks to start working.

Relieve itching. Use a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites with  Vinegar straight from the bottle.

Relieves coughs and tickly throats.

Relieves headaches.

Relieves sore throats and colds and flu.

Relieves toothache, by relieving pain naturally.

Remove corns. Make a poultice of one crumbled piece of bread soaked in one-quarter cup Vinegar. Let poultice sit for one-half hour, then apply to the corn and tape in place overnight. If corn does not peel off by morning, reapply the poultice for several consecutive nights.

Remove decals or bumper stickers. Soak a cloth in Vinegar and cover the decal or bumper sticker for several minutes until the vinegar soaks in. The decals and bumper stickers should peel off easily.

Remove light scorch marks from fabrics. Rub lightly with white Vinegar, then wipe with a clean cloth.

Remove perspiration stains from clothes. Apply one part white Vinegar to four parts water, then rinse.

Remove stubborn stains from furniture upholstery and clothes. Apply White Vinegar directly to the stain, then wash as directed by the manufacturer's instructions.

Remove wallpaper. Mix equal parts Vinegar and hot water. Use a paint roller to wet the paper thoroughly with the mixture. Repeat. Paper should peel off in sheets. 

Removes ink stains.

Removes most stains.

Removes perspiration and odour stains.

Repel ants. Use a spray bottle or mister filled with a solution of equal parts Vinegar and water around door jambs, window sills, water pipes, and foundation cracks.

Repels insects.

Retard patching plaster from drying. Add one tablespoon white Vinegar to the water when mixing plaster to slow the drying time.

Returns colours to original intensity.

Simple drink to relieve muscle pain.

Smoothes painful sunburn.

Soothe sunburn pain. Apply undiluted Vinegar to the burn.

Soothe tired aching feet.

Spray windscreen with Vinegar to prevent ice forming. Use a spray bottle and fill with the Vinegar ¾ full and the rest with warm water.

Tasty brew to reduce weight.

To remove gum, heat some vinegar and place onto gum effected area and it will soften gum and make it easier to remove.

Turn a chicken bone into rubber. Soak a chicken bone in a glass of white Vinegar for three days. It will bend like rubber.

Unclog a shower head. Unscrew the shower head, remove the rubber washer, place the head in a pot filled with equal parts Vinegar and water, bring to a boil, then simmer for five minutes.

Use as a meat tenderiser.

Use as a refreshing bath tonic.

Use to keep cholesterol down.

Use Vinegar to wash and clean make-up brushes. Soak for 48 hours in Cider Vinegar.

Use Vinegar to remove tea stains.

Vinegar is great for hair! Some people  rinse their hair out with white Vinegar, but I always use the apple cider kind. It always puts reddish highlights in my hair.

Vinegar to heal bruises: Soak a cotton ball in white Vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The Vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Vinegar, in combination with vegetable oil, can additionally be used to add a lovely polish to sealed wooden floors. Apply the mix to a cloth, and polish is slow circular motions – this builds a great shine that brings out the warmth of the underlying wood.

Whiten whites, brighten colours.