Friday, June 19, 2009
Vinegar Secrets for Beauty, House and Garden
This is not very glamorous, but very effective, doesn't harm you or the environment and costs pennies!
I tried most of them and they really do work.
If you use Vinegar for cleaning, it doesn't matter what kind you use, except Brown(cider) Vinegar will stain porous materials.
So use vinegar wisely!!
- Put white vinegar in a spray bottle. Crumple up a sheet of old newspaper. Spray the window with vinegar and wipe down with the newspaper. Your windows are now sparkling clean
- Deodorize the air. Vinegar is a natural air freshener when sprayed in a room.
- Take 1 cup of vinegar and warm water into a large glass and use to rinse your hair after you shampoo. Vinegar adds highlights to brunettehair, restores the acid mantel, and removes soap film and sebum oil.
- You take 1 tablespoon full and swollow when you have the hiccups. It stops them instantly.
- Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons to bath water.
- Fight dandruff, by rinsing with vinegar and 2 cups of warm water, after shampooing.
- Soothe a sore throat. Put a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow.
- Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
- Prevent lint from clinging to clothes: Add one cup vinegar to each wash load.
- Get smoke smell out of clothes by adding a cup of vinegar to a bath tub of hot water.
Hang clothes above the steam.
- Remove perspiration stains from clothes by applying one part vinegar to four parts water,then rinse.
- Deodorant and anti-perspirants stains may be removed from clothing by lightly rubbing with distilled vinegar and laundering as usual.
- Cotton and wool blankets become soft, fluffy and free of soap odor if 2 cups of distilled vinegar are added to the rinse cycle of the wash.
- Clothes will rinse better if a cup of vinegar is added to the last rinse water. The acid in vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics but strong enough to dissolve the alkalies in soaps and detergents.
- Deodorize a wool sweater: Wash sweater, then rinse in equal parts vinegar and water to remove odor.
- After a hem or seam is removed, there are often unsightly holes left in the fabric. These holes can be removed by placing a cloth, moistened with
distilled vinegar, under the fabric and ironing.
- Freshen vegetables. Soak wilted vegetables in 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vinegar.
- Boil better eggs by adding 2 tablespoons water before boiling. Keeps them from cracking.
- Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar for each quart of water.
- Prolong the life of flowers in a vase. Add two tablespoons of vinegar plus three
tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water. Stems should be in three to four inches of water.
- Kill grass on walks and driveways. Pour full strength on unwanted grass.
- Kill weeds. Spray full strength on growth until plants have starved.
-Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on an area to discourage cats from walking,sleeping, or scratching on it.
-Keep dogs from scratching ears. Clean the inside of the ears with a soft cloth dipped in diluted vinegar.
- Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Dot or douce the irritated area with vinegar and relieve itching.
- Relieve itching by using a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites with Vinegar straight from the bottle.
- Relieve sunburn by lightly rubbing it with vinegar. You may have to reapply.
- Clean and disinfect wood cutting boards by wiping with full strength vinegar.