64 uses of vinegar

1. Kill grass on walks and driveways. Pour full strength on unwanted

2. Kill weeds. Spray full strength on tops of weeds. Reapply on any
new growth until plants have starved.

3. Increase soil acidity. In hard water areas, add a cup of vinegar
to a gallon of tap water for watering acid loving plants like
rhododendrums,gardenias, or azaleas. The vinegar will release iron in
the soil for the plants to use.

4. Neutralize garden lime. Rinse your hands liberally with vinegar
after working with garden lime to avoid rough and flaking skin. Clean
pots before repotting, rinse with vinegar to remove excess lime.

5. Deter ants. Spray vinegar around door and window frames, under
appliances, and along other known ant trails.

6. Keep car windows frost free. Coat the windows the night before
with a solution of three parts vinegar to one part water.

7. Polish car chrome. Apply full strength with a soft cloth.

8. Soak new propane latern wicks in vinegar for several hours. Let
dry before using. Will burn longer and brighter.

9. Clean milking equipment. Rinse with vinegar to leave system clean,
odorless, and bacteria free without harmful chemical residue.

10. Remove skunk odor from a dog. Rub fur with vinegar.

11. Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on an area to discourage cats
from walking,sleeping,or scratching on it.

12. Keep dogs from scratching ears. Clean the inside of the ears with
a soft cloth dipped in diluted vinegar.

13. Keep away fleas and mange. Add a little vinegar to your pet's
drinking water.

14. Keep chickens from pecking each other. Add cider vinegar to their
drinking water.

15. Make buttermilk. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of milk and
let it stand 5 minutes to thicken.

16. Tenderize meat. Soak in vinegar overnight.

17. Freshen vegetables. Soak wilted vegetables in a quart of cold
water and a tablespoon of vinegar.

18. Replace a lemon. Substitute 1/4 teaspoon of vinegar for 1
teaspoon of lemon juice.

19. Firm up gelatin. Add a teaspoon of vinegar for every box of
gelatin used to keep those molded desserts from sagging in the summer

20. Boil better eggs. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to each quart of
water before boiling eggs, keeps them from cracking.

21. Prepare fluffier rice. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to the water
when it boils.

22. Make wine vinegar. Mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 1 teaspoon
of dry red wine.

23. Debug fresh vegetables. Wash leafy greens in water with vinegar
and salt. Bugs float off.

24. Scale fish more easily. Rub with vinegar 5 minutes before scaling.

25. Dampen your appetite. Sprinkle a little vinegar on prepared food
to take the edge off your appetite.

26. Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Douse with vinegar. Will soothe
irritation and relieve itching.

27. Relieve sunburn. Lightly rub white or cider vinegar on skin.
Reapply as needed.

28. Conditions hair. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to your rinse to
dissolve sticky residue left by shampoo.

29. Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to your
bath water.

30. Fight dandruff. After shampooing, rinse with a solution of 1/2
cup vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.

31. Soothe a soar throat. Put a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of
water. Gargle, then swallow. For another great gargle: 1 c. hot
water, 2 tbsp. honey, 1 tbsp. vinegar, gargle then drink.

32. Clear up warts. Apply a lotion of half cider vinegar and half

33. Treat sinus infections and chest colds. Add 1/4 cup or more
vinegar to the vaporizer.

34. Feel good. A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water,
with a bit of honey added for flavor, will take the edge off your
appetite and give you an overall healthy feeling.

35. Deodorize the kitchen drain. Pour a cup down the drain once a
week. Let stand 30 minutes and then flush with cold water.

36. Eliminate onion odor. Rub on your fingers before and after

37. Clean and disinfect wood cutting boards. Wipe with full strength

38. Remove fruit stains from hands. Rub with vinegar.

39. Cut grease and odor on dishes. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to hot
soapy water.

40. Clean a teapot. Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in the
teapot. Wipe away the grime.

41. Freshen a lunchbox. Soak a piece of bread in vinegar and let it
sit in the lunchbox over night.

42. Clean the refrigerator. Wash with a solution of equal parts water
and vinegar.

43. Unclog a drain. Pour a handful of baking soda down the drain and
add 1/2 cup of vinegar. Rinse with hot water.

44. Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal. Make vinegar ice cubes
and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water
through a minute.

45. Clean and deodorize jars. Rinse mayonnaise, peanut butter, and
mustard jars with vinegar when empty.

46. Clean the dishwasher. Run a cup of vinegar through the whole
cycle once a month to reduce soap build up on the inner mechanisms
and on glassware.

47. Clean stainless steel. Wipe with a vinegar dampened cloth.

48. Clean china and fine glassware. Add acup of vinegar to a sink of
warm water. Gently dip the glass or china in the solution and let dry.

49. Get stains out of pots. Fill pot with a solution of 3 tablespoons
of vinegar to a pint of water. Boil until stain loosens and can be
washed away.

50. Clean the microwave. Boil a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1
cup of water in the microwave. Will loosen splattered on food and

51. Dissolve rust from bolts and other metals. Soak in full strength

52. Get rid of cooking smells. Let simmer a small pot of vinegar and
water solution.

53. Unclog steam iron. Pour equal amounts of vinegar and water into
the iron's water chamber. Turn to steam and leave the iron on for 5
minutes in an upright postion. Then uplug and allow to cool. Any
loose particles should come out when you empty the water.

54. Clean a scorched iron plate. Heat equal parts vinegar and salt in
a small pan. Rub solution on the cooled iron surface to remove dark
or burned stains.

55. Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse

56. Keep colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength
vinegar before washing.

57. Freshen up the washing machine. Periodically, pour a cup of
vinegar in the machine and let in run through a regular cycle (no
clothes added). Will dissolve soap residue.

58. Brighten fabric colors. Add a 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.

59. Take grease off suede. Dip a toothbrush in vinegar and gently
brush over grease spot.

60. Remove tough stains. Gently rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee,
tea. Then wash as usual.

61. Get smoke smell out of clothes. Add a cup of vinegar to a bath
tub of hot water. Hang clothes above the steam.

62. Remove decals. Brush with a couple coats of vinegar. Allow to
soak in. Wash off.

63. Clean eyeglasses. Wipe each lens with a drop of vinegar.

64. Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon
sugar for each quart