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Before using vinegar as a cleaning agent I always bought the small bottles. Then after going through THAT small bottle I realized you can buy two whole gallons for under $3 at Sams! Thats way cheaper than all the expensive chemical cleaners I was using!  

So here's some uses for vinegar your may or may not have been aware of! 

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by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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flowerfunleah
by Bronze Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Forgot and left your clothes to sour in the washer: Run them through a cycle with 1 cup DWV, then wash again.

flowerfunleah
by Bronze Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Use as fabric softner: 1/4 in the final rinse cycle acts as a fabric softner, reduces static cling, keeps bright clothes bright

flowerfunleah
by Bronze Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Remove Tomato Based stains: dab with a mixture of equal parts water and DWV before washing

flowerfunleah
by Bronze Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Mustard stain: dab with full strength DWV

flowerfunleah
by Bronze Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Insect Repellant
  • Fruit Flies: Sit out a bowl of DWV on the counter
  • Ants: Spray DWV around stove, cabinet base, doorway to repel ants
  • Bug spray: Mix equal amounts water, DWV and liquid hand soap into a spray bottle, apply as needed.
flowerfunleah
by Bronze Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Pet Care and clean up
  • Repel Fleas: Add  to your dogs drinking water. 1 teaspoon per quart.
  • Repel Fleas: Add 1 cup DWV to dogs bath water will kill existing fleas and repel others.
  • Accident on the carpet: Blot up the urine, clean with a mixture of equal part water and DWV. Sprinkle with baking soda let sit overnight, vacuum up the baking soda.
  • Cat scratching your furniture?: Spray furniture with DWV, she’ll stay away.
flowerfunleah
by Bronze Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Health and Beauty

  • Antiseptic: Dab on  cuts and scrapes
  • Make nail polish last longer: Dab nails with DWV before applying nail polish
  • Sunburn: Spray sunburned areas with DWV to sooth, may even prevent peeling.
  • Sore Muscles: Add DWV to your bath and soak for a while.
  • Remove Build up on your hair: Rinse hair with DWV.
  • Itchy Dry Skin: Add 2 tablespoons DWV to bath water.
  • Bee or Jellyfish sting: Dab with DWV to lessen the pain.
SweetLuci
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

 Many of these uses are the same as you mentioned for hydrogen peroxide. Which do you prefer to use? Do you use chlorox bleach for anything?

celestegood
by Ruby Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM
See, I don't use chlorox myself. I buy one bottle a year, and use it for laundry/toilets on ocassion. Once a month, I like to bleach the toilets, and the whites that get dingy.
Otherwise, its vinegar/baking soda/peroxide.
I don't see any reason to use a harsh chemical if you don't have to, you know?

Quoting SweetLuci:

 Many of these uses are the same as you mentioned for hydrogen peroxide. Which do you prefer to use? Do you use chlorox bleach for anything?

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM
And, I use apple cidar vinegar for a rinse in my hair. It works wonderfully! My hair is shiny, smells great (you can't smell a vinegary smell at all) and it feels just like I used expensive conditioner on it.
I also use baking soda instead of shampoo.
I love it!
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