Deodorizing: Pour equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray as necessary to ‘clear the air’. As the acid odour of the vinegar dissipates it will take with it all other odours. Add a little fragrance – such as a few drops lavender oil to enhance the vinegar odour.
Disinfecting: Vinegar is a mildly acidic antibacterial agent, making it ideal as a disinfectant. Half fill a plastic bottle (recycled) with cheap (white) vinegar. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Add ten drops eucalyptus or lavender oil and put the lid on and shake to mix.
Fabric Softener: Vinegar will soften and deodorize clothes. Simply add half a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle in place of fabric softener. An added advantage is that vinegar also helps to break down laundry detergent or washing powder, making it excellent for people who are allergic to the smallest amount of chemical residue on their skin. Vinegar in the final laundry rinse also helps eliminate fluff.
Handyman: Use vinegar to clean paint brushes, loosen rusty nails or screws, rejuvenate leather and moisten dried glue.
Insect Repellent: Wipe vinegar on the skin to deter insects. They don’t like the smell or the taste.
Laundry detergent: Vinegar can be used in place of laundry detergent. Just add two cups of vinegar to your wash. Or a cup of vinegar in the washing machine will greatly reduce the need for laundry powder.
Washing Machine Cleaner: It is amazing how much gunk and washing powder residue runs out of the washing machine hoses when about 1 cup of vinegar is poured into the machine during the washing cycle at the same time you add the soap powder.
Weed-killer: Just spray vinegar at weekly intervals until the weeds turn brown and die off. For a stronger weed killer mix 2 cups salt + 2 ltrs vinegar + a little dish washing liquid in a spray bottle. Spray it on as you would the straight vinegar.
Use cheap white vinegar for cleaning purposes.
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