20 Surprising Uses for White Vinegar
By Mary Hunt
White vinegar is economical, all natural, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, amazing, astounding and cheap. Enjoy these interesting tidbits.
1 Spray white distilled vinegar on furniture to stop the cat from scratching the fabric or legs.
2 Soak your feet in white distilled vinegar to stop athlete’s foot.
3 Pantyhose last longer when rinsed in water containing 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar.
4 To remove soap residue that makes black clothes look dull, use white distilled vinegar in your final rinse.
5 Get rid of the tiny holes left along the hemline when you take out the hem of any garment by moistening a cloth with white distilled vinegar, placing it under the fabric and ironing.
6 Get rid of stubborn bathtub film by wiping it with white distilled vinegar and then scouring with baking soda.
7 Clean shower door tracks by filling them with white distilled vinegar and letting it sit for a few hours. Pour hot water into the tracks and wash and scrub away the scum with a toothbrush.
8 To make the toilet bowl sparkle, pour in a cup or more of diluted white distilled vinegar and let it sit several hours or overnight. Scrub well with a toilet brush and flush.
9 Vinegar is great on tile, but never use white distilled vinegar on marble. The acid can damage the surface.
10 Keep a cat out of a garden area by placing paper or cloth that’s been soaked in white vinegar in the area.
11 Soothe a sunburn with a spray of white distilled vinegar, repeating as often as you like. Ice-cold white distilled vinegar will feel even better, and may prevent blistering and peeling, too.
12 Make nail polish last longer. Wipe fingernails with cotton balls dipped in white distilled vinegar before applying the nail polish.
13 Make creamy vinaigrette by adding plain or whipped cream to a mixture of one part white distilled vinegar and three parts oil.
14 Make pasta less sticky and reduce some of its starch. Add just a dash of white distilled vinegar to the water as it cooks.
15 Add moistness and taste to any chocolate cake, homemade or from a box, with a spoonful of white distilled vinegar.
16 Keep molded gelatin desserts and salads from sagging or melting in the summer heat by adding a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar for each box of gelatin used.
17 Rid the windshield wipers of road grime by wiping them with a white distilled vinegar-soaked cloth.
18 Give leather upholstery an extra shine by cleaning it with hot white distilled vinegar and rinsing with soapy water.
19 Make your car extra shiny by adding a few drops of white distilled vinegar to your bucket of water.
20 To clean tarnished brass, copper and pewter, use a paste with equal amounts of white distilled vinegar and table salt.