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Vinegar - Not Just for Salads

Updated on October 16, 2018
Vinegar, unbelievably versitile
Vinegar, unbelievably versitile | Source

Vinegar - not just for salads

Vinegar is an amazingly versatile product. How versatile it is was unclear to me until I began to look for natural ways to clean my world around me. There is an unbelievable amount of ways to use vinegar. I decided to focus on the ways to use vinegar outside of the house. Hope you get some great uses and ideas.

Uses for distilled vinegar
Uses for distilled vinegar | Source

20 Ways to Use Vinegar Outdoors

*To get rid of the white water line in your flower vases fill them with a solution of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water. Soak for several hours then wipe out with paper towel soaked in just vinegar.

*To rid your tools, screws bolts, nails, etc, soak them in undiluted white vinegar for a couple of days.

*Killing slugs has never been easy, to accomplish this spray the slug with a mixture of white vinegar and water.

*To remove berry stains from your hands rub them with white vinegar

*To get rid of those unwanted weeds in places they are unwelcome, por full strength white vinegar directly on them.

*To make those pesty ants go away, pour white vinegar on the area you wish them to vacate.

*To keep your windshield from frosting up in the winter coat them with a solution of vinegar (3 parts) and water (1 part).

*If you have had a carsick rider in your car you can remove the odor by leaving an opened jar of white vinegar in your can overnight.

*To create an all purpose, natural window and glass cleaner all you need to do is mix equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.

*To remove dirt and grime from carpeting in your car use a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar.

*Add 2 tbsp white vinegar and 1 tsp sugar to a quart of water and replace water in vase to perserve cut flowers or to liven them up.

*Keep a birdbath clean by scrubbing it with white vinegar. Be sure to rinse well or your feathered friends will not visit.

*You can increase the acidity of your soil by adding white vinegar to your wateringcan.

*You can also neurtalize garden lime by adding vinegar to the area.

*To remove mineral depositis on your outdoor fountain waterpump soak the pump in white vinegar.

*To get your fresh vegetables super clean, wash them in a solution of 1 1/2 quarts of water and 1 tbsp of vinegar.

*Keep those rabbits out of your garden by putting cotton balls soaked in vinegar spaced in your garden.

*Clean and sanatize your outdoor furniture with a solution of 1 tbsp white vinegar to 1 gallon water.

*When your hummingbird feeder needs to be cleaned use white vinegar. The residue left behind by soap and water can harm them.

*To make the chrome on your car sparkle, polish it with a soft cloth and white vinegar

Apple cider vinegar drinks for your health
Apple cider vinegar drinks for your health | Source

Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks and Health Benefits

I would be remiss in my job if I didn't mention the fact that Apple cider is good for your health.

For example, the cayenne drink is great for detoxing. While the Ginger drink is said to be a wonder at clearing up congestion.

A few benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar:

  • It is beneficial for reducing blood sugar levels
  • It can help prevent obesity
  • It can prevent and clear up your sinus cavities
  • It helps prevent acid reflux
  • It helps to prevent dandruff

These are just a few of the benefits of apple cider vinegar.

© 2009 Susan Hazelton


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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      aviannovice, they really work. It's amazing what you can do with a bottle of white vinegar.

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      Deb Hirt 

      7 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Most of these tips out of doors I didn't know anything about. This was very informative, and I will definitely be using some of these tips.


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