Household uses for vinegar beyond the kitchen

Vinegar can be an effective non-chemical cleaner and be used in many home remedies.

After many years of having children and animals with allergies, I discovered it was much safer to clean with non-chemical agents such as vinegar. It made a remarkable difference in our household with no chemicals that could cause sickness or irritation to the family (or pets!). 

My grandmother was a wise woman and anytime we got sick she would use vinegar to help heal us, clean out a sore or kill our germs. I thought there might be something to this since she lived to 100 years of age!

While researching the effects of vinegar not only for health but in cleaning. I read numerous articles and books on vinegar. It wasn’t until I started using this “miracle” product myself that I realized the uses were endless.

Below are a few home-remedy and cleaning ideas that have helped me over the years. I hope they work for you! Always consult your physician before using any product for health reasons.

  • Excess soap scum? Clean your shower, sink and soap dish with a little vinegar.
  • Kitchen counter? Polish with a touch of vinegar in your water.
  • Hard floors in your home? 1/4 cup vinegar in a gallon of water for cleaning.
  • Clean windows and mirrors by putting a few drops of vinegar in your water.
  • Tar on your car? Dip a damp cloth in some vinegar and rub on tar.
  • Spots on clothing? Toss a tablespoon of vinegar in your laundry water.
  • Doggie accidents? Blot spot with water and then use vinegar and water to clean.
  • Digestive problems? Drink 2 tablespoons of vinegar a day! Also, helps your skin and hair.
  • Rashes and irritation of the skin? ¼ cup vinegar to 2 cups water. Dip towel in a vinegar solution and lay it over the irritated area twice a day. 

There are endless uses for vinegar whether for health or in your home. 

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