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Vinegar Can Do Just About Anything

by MLN Staff
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Your pantry is full multi-purpose items that can transform your home, in and outside the kitchen. And one such mindful household staple is vinegar. Want to learn more about using vinegar to clean? Check out these 10 vinegar cleaning solution examples.

Vinegar, a fermented liquid, can be made from a sugary liquid that is exposed to air. Once the transition is complete, it becomes a multi-purpose liquid like no other. It is this magic-like quality that inspired Hippocrates to extol its virtues. Furthermore, it led to the creation of the International Vinegar Festival, a part of the International Vinegar Museum in Roslyn, South Dakota.

5 Vinegar Cleaning Solution Ideas

There are hundreds, if not thousands of uses for this magical elixir. Using vinegar to clean is easy too. Listed below are a few Mindful suggestions to help you get started.

1. Rust remover. First of all, do you have a rusty metal object? Cleaning rust with vinegar may be the solution. To remove rust from metal tools, soak your things in white vinegar overnight to get rid of rust. After the soak, wash away the vinegar was cold water. Also, you can use white vinegar for cleaning rust from jewelry.

2. Coffee and tea stains. If your chinaware or coffee pots have stains you can clean them with vinegar and salt. First, create a paste with the salt and vinegar. Then, gently rub the mixture into the stained areas.

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3. Nausea solution. If you have an upset stomach, mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water. This drink will not only help your tummy, it can also help provide relief for pregnant women, especially during morning sickness.

4. Cough suppressant. Do you want a natural cough remedy? Mix equal parts honey, apple cider vinegar, and a sprinkling of ginger (another mindful multi-purpose ingredient). The acid in the vinegar can help your body fight the infection.

5. Eliminate odors. Apple cider vinegar water solutions can also eliminate bad breath. You can rub vinegar on your fingers and hands before and after slicing onions to get rid of the smell. Mixing together vinegar and vanilla extract and putting the mixture in a bowl near the stove can rid your kitchen of cooking odors.

5 Additional Ways to Clean with Vinegar

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6. Prevent fleas. If your pets are infested with fleas, consider adding a little vinegar to your pet’s drinking water. Also, consider adding vinegar to your pet’s bath to get rid of the fleas.

7. Relieve itching. Use a cotton ball and apply vinegar straight onto mosquito or other bug bites. If you feel itchy all over your body, add two tablespoons to your bath water or apply it to a washcloth.

8. Help your plants. Increase the acidity level of your soil with vinegar. Adding a cup of vinegar to a gallon of rainwater will please acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, gardenias, and azaleas.

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9. Remove stains from clothing. Are you ready for a vinegar stain remover? If your clothes have deodorant and antiperspirant stains, you can remove them with vinegar. Simply, lightly rub with distilled vinegar and launder your clothes as usual.

10. Lastly, natural soften fabric. In conclusion, you can also soften cotton and wool blankets and towels with a vinegar cleaning solution. Add two cups of distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle of the wash.

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