ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Useful Things you Can Do With Vinegar

Updated on January 16, 2012
Vinegar for household uses
Vinegar for household uses

Things you can do with vinegar


Here are some very useful things you can do with vinegar in the home.

Wash Windows and Glass

Instead of buying that expensive window cleaning solution why not use some good old fashioned malt vinegar. It does not cost a lot and it does the job! All you need to do is put one part vinegar to three parts water in a spray bottle. Shake the mixture throughly before using it. Use newspaper instead of a damp cloth, this will prevent smearing and will give you the shine you desire. Spray the mixture on to the window or mirror and use the newspaper to wipe it off.

Rinse your hair

Did you know that you can use vinegar to rinse your hair. If your hair has a lot of product build up, place one part vinegar in a bucket of three parts water. Pour the mixture over clean hair and rinse off warm water. Your scalp will be clean and debris free.

Clean the Toilet

You can clean your toilet with a little bit of vinegar and some baking soda. Put one two parts water and one part vinegar into a bucket. Put one tablespoon of baking soda into the mixture and pour down the toilet. Leave the mixture to settle for 10 minutes then flush scrub the toilet with a toilet brush. Flush the toilet and pour a bucket of boiling hot water down the toilet and flush it again.

SoreThroat Remedy

You can use vinegar to help soothe a sore throat. Put one tablespoon of malt or apple cider vinegar into a cup and top it with warm water. Add one teaspoon of salt and gargle the mixture until it is finished. Do this two to three times a day.

Skin Burns

Put cold vinegar directly on to a burn, this will prevent blisters and scarring and will provide instant relief.

Prevent Mildew

To prevent mildew build up your bathroom or kitchen, wipe your walls down with vinegar soaked cloth.

Unblock Drains

Instead of buying expensive products to unclog your drains, use a mixture of warm water and vinegar and pour it down your drains and sinks.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • AnnieMarie82 profile image

      AnnieMarie82 

      6 years ago from Texas

      I better stock up on my vinegar! Thanks for the tips!

    • aslaught profile image

      aslaught 

      6 years ago from Alabama

      Interesting!

    • mljdgulley354 profile image

      mljdgulley354 

      6 years ago

      Your title caught my attention. I use vinegar for a lot of things around my home. I wrote a hub also called Vinegar a nontoxic product listing the ways I use it. It is truly a wonderful inexpensive useful product.

    • profile image

      wwolfs 

      6 years ago

      Great tips! Didn't know all of them but have always heard there were many uses for it. Looking forward to trying some that you have listed that I have never tried. Thanks for sharing!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)