3 Ways to Clean With Vinegar, Spit and Booze

Many of us know by now the merits of baking soda and vinegar when it comes to cleaning with kitchen ingredients. For the more adventurous, there’s toothpaste, citrus and an odd assortment of pantry items that can do double duty as cleaning supplies. And now we have a few more curious ingredients to add to the emergency cleaning kit, namely booze and spit, as in saliva. Ask any kid who has ever had maternal spit applied to their face, mom’s best secret is always available.

The American Chemical Society has been kind enough to share how to use spit to clean stubborn goop, as well as the handiest trick for red wine spills and the trick for making vinegar work wonders with your windows. All the magic, explained above.

Written by Melissa Breyer, and reposted with permission from TreeHugger

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Angela B.
Angela B4 years ago

:) Thanks for brightening my day :)

Jim Ven
Jim V4 years ago

thanks for the article.

Dt Nc
Dt Nc4 years ago

Thanks, good to know.

Vicky P.
Vicky P4 years ago


Adrienne L.
Adrienne L4 years ago


Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you

K B.
K B4 years ago

You also can't beat elbow grease.

Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

No chemicals are necessary

Lois Mills
Lois Mills4 years ago

vinegar is the cheapest and best cleaning solution for 99% of all cleaning jobs in a home from the toilet to the fine china. I wouldn't be without it! Spit on the other hand can clean lenses in eyeglasses as long as they aren't greasy, and even then only your own spit and your own eyeglasses