Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ay Yo Vinny! (The many benefits of vinegar...)

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So do you all see that MONDO jug on the far right? That is the one that I make sure to have in my pantry at all times. I use vinegar for so many things around this little ol' house that it is not even funny.'s kinda funny I guess. My husband is always saying "There she goes with the vinegar again." For me, I guess it's my equivalent of the Greek dads Windex in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Just short of squirting it on a wart (I've never had one of those but I've read that vinegar helps with that too!) I do use it for just about everything in everyday life.

Here are some examples....

  • Let's just say that one day you realize that you forgot a load of laundry in the washer and now it's a stinky mess just sitting there. Splash about 1/2 cup of white vinegar into the washer along with the soap and it will knock out any muskiness present and it acts like a fabric softener as well. All natural baby!
  • You've got spots on your nice glass mirrors? Kids think it's funny to play tic tac toe with peanut butter fingers on the glass (happened!)? Make a mixture of vinegar/water equal parts and take a cloth and wipe down the mirrors with that. Initially it will smell like vinegar but only for about a minute - no lie. Then you have a nice streak free shine without the chemical hangover.
  • Stinky sink or hands after a dirty job? Put a splash of vinegar on your hands and wash them to help reduce the smell that way. Run a sink full of water and 1/4 cup vinegar to that and it should help neutralize the smell in the sink.
  • I have never heard of this but some claim that rubbing some full strength vinegar on a tooth and surrounding gums will help with the pain.
  • It can also be a great hair rinse. It helps to cut through product buildup and any shampoo residue. Here is a simple recipe: vinegar hair rinse
So do I love vinegar? YES! YES! YES! And so should you.... Oh and did I mention that it is a pretty cheap staple as well? Check it out and you'll see. :o)

My best,

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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

big fan of vinegar over here! Some more uses:
I wash produce with it. I keep it in a spray bottle and mist the air to get rid of dust and allergens

Mammatalk said...

Vinegar fan over here, too! Of course, I never knew about the hair thing!

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