Vinegar is, of course, the “go to” ingredient when you want a tangy flavor or to cut oil in sauces, dressings and marinades; but it has many other uses. I didn’t realize how many until I found an article in Reader’s Digest – 150 + uses for vinegar.
I want to replace cleaning products with less caustic ingredients when I can find those that perform adequately. I thought I’d start with a vinegar glass cleaner and searched for a “recipe”. I was astounded when I saw all the uses outlined in this article.
There are, of course, several of which many homeowners are already aware.
- cleaning: glass, hard plastic (like compute equipment)
- polishing/shining: silver, brass and copper, glass, chrome and stainless steel
- stain removal rugs,
- deoderiz er: drains, smoke
- sanitize: remove mildew, countertops
I could write pages summing these up, but Reader’s Digest already did a great job! Following are a few of which I was not aware.
- revitalize leather furniture and suede
- remove glued on items like labels and bumper stickers
- remove stains from ovenware
- pest control: fruit flies and other bugs
- hair and skin care application
I currently use diluted bleach for several of the tasks listed in this article. I’m going to try a lot of these to reduce my bleach use.
If these solutions work adequately, they are certainly a huge savings over commercial products. I expect that I will try many of them and save a great deal of green by going green.
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