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13 Ways to Use Vinegar

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13 Ways to Use Vinegar

By Lissa Coffey for DivineCaroline

When we’re good to our environment, we’re good to ourselves. We don’t need all those chemicals in the cleaning products we buy (often at a mighty high price), and the environment doesn’t need them either. Because of its acidity, white distilled vinegar is super effective at killing most mold, bacteria, and germs—plus, it’s eco-friendly.

Here are some suggestions on how to use vinegar to clean your home:
1. Shine chrome and remove lime buildup by making a paste of 2 tablespoons salt, and 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar.

2. For a natural scouring cleanser, mix 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon liquid detergent, and just enough white vinegar to give it a thick and creamy texture.

3. Make your own window cleaner with 1/2 cup ammonia, 2 cups white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed in a gallon of water.

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8:03PM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

Vinegar is wonderful to use for so many different purposes.

Some interesting tips, many of these I have used over many years.
Can never be without vinegar.

4:24PM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

good for cleaning.

3:47AM PDT on May 7, 2014

The best life partner from the nature

3:04AM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

ty

11:59PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Oh yes buy it by the gallon much better! All are Great tips!
Thank You

10:57AM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

Thank you!

1:04PM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Thanks for the extra tips. I also use malt vinegar (either as a window cleaner, floor cleaner added to white vinegar also, or in a small bowl near a fan) as it helps repel flies in the summer. And I add white vinegar to my final wash in the washing machine as it works like a conditioner without the expense of a conditioner.

7:03AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:56PM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

good ideas, thank you

2:50PM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thanks

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