Amazing qualities of vinegar.

August 13, 2007 RENU

1. Kills grass on walks & driveways, weeds. Spray full strength until plants have starved.
2. Deter ants. Spray around doors & along other areas where ants are known.
3. Polish car chrome. Apply full strength.
4. Remove skunk odour from a dog. Rub fur with full strength vinegar; rinse.
5. Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on areas u don’t want the cat walking, sleeping etc
6. Tenderize meat. Soak in vinegar over night.
7. Freshen vegetables. Soak wilted vegetables in 2c water + 1Tvinegar.
8. Boil better eggs. Add 2T to water before boiling eggs. Keeps them from cracking.
9. Soothe a bee sting. Dot with vinegar to relieve itching.
10. Relieve sunburn. Lightly rub white vinegar; u may have to reapply.
11. Condition hair. Add 1Tvinegar to dissolve sticky residue left by shampoo.
12. Relieve dry, itchy skin. Add 2T to bath water.
13. Fight dandruff. After shampooing, rinse with vinegar & 2c warm water.
14. Soothe a sore throat. Put 1t vinegar in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow.
15. Treat sinus infections & chest colds. Add 1/4c or more vinegar to the vaporizer.
16. Deodorize the kitchen drain. Pour 1c down the drain once a wk, let stand 1/2hr, flush.
17. Eliminate onion odor. Rub on your fingers before & after slicing.
18. Clean & disinfect wood cutting boards. Wipe with full strength vinegar.
19. Remove fruit stains from hands. Rub with vinegar.
20. Cut grease & odor on dishes. Add 1T to hot soapy water.
21. Clean a teapot. Boil a mixture of water & vinegar in the teapot. Wipe away the grime.
22. Wash friz with 1:1 h20 & vinegar.
23. Unclog a drain. Pour a handful of baking soda down the drain, add 1/2c vinegar, rinse with hot water.
24. Clean & deodorize jars of mayo, peanut butter etc by rinsing with vinegar when empty.
25. Run 1c of vinegar through the whole cycle once a mth to reduce soap build up
26. Clean stainless steel. Wipe with vinegar dampened cloth.
27. Clean china & fine glassware. Add 1c to a sink of warm water. Gently dip & let dry.
28. Get stains out of pots. Fill pot with 3Tvinegar, pint of h20, boil until stain loosens.
29. Boil 1/4c vinegar, 1c h20 in Microwave to clean & deodarize.
30. Dissolve rust from bolts & other metals. Soak in full strength vinegar.
31. Get rid of cooking smells. Let simmer a small pot of vinegar & h20
32. Unclog steam iron. Pour 1:1 vinegar & h20 into iron’s water chamber, turn to steam, leave iron on for 5mts in upright position. Then unplug & allow to cool. Any loose particles shd come out when you empty the water.
33. Clean a scorched iron plate. Heat equal parts vinegar & salt in a small pan. Rub solution on the cooled iron surface to remove dark or burned stains.
34. Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2c to rinse cycle.
35. Keep colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength vinegar before washing.
36. Freshen up the washing machine. Periodically pour 1c in the machine, let run through a regular cycle (no clothes added). Will dissolve soap residue.
37. Brighten fabric colors. Add 1/2c to the rinse cycle.
38. Gently rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee, tea stains, wash as usual.
39. Get smoke smell out of clothes. Add 1c to a bathtub of hot water, hang clothes above steam. 40. Wipe each lens of eye glasses with a drop of vinegar.
41. Keeps cut flowers fresh for a longer time. Add 2Tvinegar, 1t sugar for 1quart of water.

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