The Various Uses of Vinegar

Most households have some form of vinegar in the kitchen: whether it is the standard white or the popular Braggs apple cider vinegar, to the salad dressing and bed dipping favorite, balsamic vinegar. Vinegar contains 5-20% acetic acid and water. The acetic acid is made by a fermentation process from the acetic acid. Although we may think of using vinegar for food only, there are many uses for vinegar around your home. The next time you have household chores; use white vinegar to help you do everything from cleaning your home, laundry and perking up fresh cut flowers.

Vinegar has many household uses that can benefit even your wardrobe. Did you know vinegar can be used to remove wrinkles from your clothes? Imagine not having to use your iron again! Well, maybe not forever, but a great alternative is to use vinegar. Take a spray bottle and put 1 part vinegar to 3 parts of water. Put your clothing item on a hanger and spritz it with the solution. The vinegar smell will go away as your clothes dry.

One of the best home uses for vinegar is for fresh cut flowers. Vinegar helps to prolong the life of flowers and perks them up for you to extend their beauty in your home. Mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar along with 1 tablespoon of sugar in a vase for your fresh flowers. This mixture is safer and non-toxic compared to the packets that may come with your flowers.

A hot cup of tea helps to melt the stress away and makes you relax. Unless the inside of the beloved tea kettle is stained and dirty with minerals from tap water that can leave hard water stains on the inside and outside of the shiny stainless steel. To remove those stains, mix ½ cup of vinegar and pour into the kettle and fill the kettle with water. Do the same by filling a bucket with water to the top of the kettle with 1 cup of vinegar in the bucket. Leave this solution overnight.

The next time you’re looking for a natural cleaning solution, think of using vinegar. Vinegar has many household uses from salad dressings, removing wrinkles in clothes, prolonging the life of fresh cut flowers, and cleaning tea kettles. The wonderful various uses of vinegar is a low cost way of making your home chores cheap and easy!