Surprisingly Green Uses For Vinegar
Vinegar is a natural cleaning agent that can help with some surprising jobs. In many cases it can act as a cheap, green alternative to other brand name cleaners.
Soak metal tools in a mixture of vinegar and water, then wipe off the rust. For heavily rusted tools try a stronger solution or a longer soak.
Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of water and vinegar and spray around the ant nest. Place a protective border around the base of your house by spraying around the foundation to help keep them out.
Leave out a small bowl of vinegar to clean a room of any lingering odors. A cup of vinegar poured down the garbage disposal will help remove odors and unclog slow drains.
Toilet bowl cleaner
Vinegar is great for killing germs. Use it around the bathroom to make things shine. It's also effective for removing mineral build-up in showers -soak the shower head in a bowl for a stronger, steadier stream.
A solution of vinegar and water cleans glass with a streak-free shine. It's also effective on tile, linoleum, wood floors and chrome.
Wash rashes or bug bites with a cloth soaked in a mix of vinegar and water to help relieve the itch. It's also good for reducing acne.
Deter unwanted pests
Cotton balls soaked in a mixture of three parts vinegar to one part water help deter cats, rabbits, squirrels and other small animals from your garden.
Whether it's an old bumper sticker on your car, or stickers from a child's bedroom wall, vinegar is great at breaking down adhesive bonds.
Vinegar has a lot of benefits for your nails. Soak your fingers or toes in a solution to prevent fungal build up and strengthen the nails. It can also remove polish.