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Uses For White Vinegar


Today's Tidbit is on White Vinegar, I know there are a lot of uses for White Vinegar in and around your house. I found a great website if you want to see all 1001 uses. It's here.


A bit of background: Vinegar has been around for 10,000 years.


Vinegar’s role in history is well documented. This versatile product was used by everyone—from kings and conquerors to explorers and everyday people.
The Babylonians used vinegar to preserve and pickle food.
Hippocrates prescribed vinegar as a remedy for a variety of ailments.
Caesar’s armies used vinegar as a beverage.
Hannibal drenched huge boulders in hot vinegar which cracked them into small pieces, enabling his army to continue its journey across the Alps.
Helen of Troy bathed in vinegar to relax.
Jesus was offered vinegar before he was crucified.
Early Europeans used vinegar as a deodorizer.
During the Bubonic Plague people poured vinegar on their skin to protect themselves from germs.
Cleopatra dissolved pearls in vinegar to prove that she could consume a fortune in a single meal.
Sailors used vinegar as a food preservative during long voyages.
World War I medics used vinegar to treat soldiers’ wounds. Today, people are still using white distilled vinegar in hundreds of different ways—from cooking and cleaning to gardening and the laundry.


Some fun facts you may not know about vinegar:


Pearls will melt in vinegar! So make sure those pearl rings are taken off before you work with it!


An open dish of vinegar will remove paint smells from a freshly painted room


Pantyhose last longer when rinsed with a mixture of cold water and white distilled vinegar


Massage white distilled vinegar into your scalp, shampoo, and rinse and watch dandruff go down the drain. (may have to try this one on my hubby)


Spray White Distilled Vinegar on furniture to stop a cat from scratching it. (I will most definitely be trying this one)


Soak your feet in White Distilled Vinegar to stop athletes foot!


Make your car extra shiny by adding a few drops of white distilled vinegar to your bucket of water.


Remove dirt and stains from car carpeting with a mixture of half white distilled vinegar and half water.


Prevent lint from clinging to clothes by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the wash cycle.


Forgot that you left wet laundry in the machine and it now smells moldy? Pour a few cups of white distilled vinegar in the machine and wash the clothes in hot water. Then run a normal cycle with detergent.


Kill weeds and grass growing in unwanted places by pouring full-strength white distilled vinegar on them. This works especially well in crevices and cracks of walkways and driveways.


It's amazing what you can use White Vinegar for! I have most definitely added this item to my grocery list! Stay tuned for tomorrows Whatcha Workin on Wednesday!


(all information gathered here was found on the Vinegar tips website located at http://www.vinegartips.com/)


Have a great day and enjoy the weather if it's nice where you are!

3 comments:

missknits said...

wow thats all so interesting! who knew! and pearls really melt in vinegar? wow!

BrigaBauble said...

I so need to go out and buy some white distilled vinegar! I'm gonna be spraying my favorite red velvet "throne" (it's a chair that looks very "queenly"), pouring vinegar into my washing machine on a regular basis (esp for those forgotten cycles), dissolving pearls and then drinking the vinegar to prove I can drink a fortune all at once, and breaking apart some Alpen rocks. OK, maybe not that second-to-last one. Hee hee

Elizabear said...

Wow. Great facts! I am definitely going to try to kill some weeds with vinegar.

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