Thursday, July 28, 2011

Top 10 Uses of Vinegar

1.     Home remedy drain cleaners include boiling water poured into drain openings to clear soap and hair clogs; or, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) poured into a drain, followed by vinegar. Safety precautions, be careful with the boiling water.

2.     Substitute for fresh lemon juice, cider vinegar can usually be substituted for fresh lemon juice in recipes and obtain a pleasing effect although it lacks the vitamin C. 

3.     Soothing for Sunburn White vinegar applied as a spray to tissue draped over a sunburn helps restore the lost acidic level to the skin, and gives a cooling effect.

4.     Mad Science. Make a volcano.  When vinegar is added to sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), it produces a volatile mixture which rapidly decomposes into water, carbon dioxide and sodium acetate, which makes the reaction fizz. It is often used to illustrate typical acid-base reactions in school science experiments. 

5.     Unglue stickers, decals, and price tags Vinegar is an excellent solvent for cleaning epoxy resin and hardener, even after the epoxy has begun to harden.

6.     Wipe away mildew To eliminate heavy mildew accumulations, use it full strength. For light stains, dilute it with an equal amount of water. You can also prevent mildew from forming on the bottoms of rugs and carpeting by misting the backs with full-strength white vinegar from a spray bottle.

7.    Deodorize soak a slice of white bread in white vinegar and leave it in the malodorous space overnight. The smell should be gone by morning.

8.     Bites and Stings Take the sting and itch out of bug bites. Simply soak a cotton ball in white distilled vinegar and apply to the bite.

9.     Laundry Help Add Distilled White Vinegar to the rinse cycle of your washing machine it removes soap and fabric softener residue. I have never tied this one but it looks interesting….To get dingy white clothes white again, add 1 cup vinegar to a pot, boil it and place clothes in the pot.  Let the clothes sit in the pot overnight.

10.  Jellyfish sting. Soak the area with vinegar, I just read that on WEBMD. Box jellyfish require immediate medical attention. It inspired the entire list. I had heard meat tenderizer but the box jellyfish like says “not a good idea”.

With any suggestions, ideas or tips found in my blog, do your own research,  I merely aim to plant the seed.
 I will share that baking soda, vinegar, dishwashing detergent and H20 recently did an amazing job on an area carpet and I was ticked, I wanted a new rug!

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