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Orange peels, vinegar in a quart jar, let sit for 10 days or so...strain out the liquid and use as an all-purpose cleaner. Easy, cheap, natural, smells good!

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20 unusual uses for vinegar Chances are you've got a big bottle of vinegar in your pantry right now But did you know that vinegar -- particularly the distilled white and apple cider varieties -- has hundreds of household, beauty, medicinal and even horticultural uses? Here are 20 unusual, thrifty, and eco-friendly uses for vinegar that you may not have thought of. 1. Condition hair Silky, shiny, buildup-free hair using a single cheap, natural product? Sign me up! It may sound odd, but using apple cider vinegar as a rinse after shampooing really does work like a dream. It removes residue from the hair shaft and closes the cuticles. Just add half a tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of water, plus a few drops of essential oil if you like. Pour it on in the shower and then rinse it out. Sure, your hair will smell like salad dressing for a while, but once it's dry, the smell dissipates. 2. Kill weeds A few rogue weeds can wreak havoc in an otherwise flawless lawn, vegetable garden, or flowerbed and are especially annoying when popping up in the cracks of a sidewalk or driveway. Forget pricey weed killers full of toxic ingredients -- household vinegar really does kill unwanted plants; stronger vinegar made for horticultural use, which is 25% acetic acid, works even better. 3. Remove underarm stains Unsightly sweat stains can really ruin an otherwise beautiful blouse. Ironically, if you use aluminum-based antiperspirants, they're even more likely to appear, thanks to a reaction between aluminum compounds in these products and salts in your sweat. Spray full-strength white vinegar on the stain before washing, and it will disappear. 4. Soften fabrics Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the wash cycle, and not only will it prevent lint from clinging to your clothes and keep colors bright, it'll also remove soap scum from both the clothes you're washing and the washing machine itself. Vinegar is also recommended in place of dryer sheets -- simply add 3/4 cup to your washer during the final rinse cycle. 5. Remedy sore throats Many people recommend sipping or gargling with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water to soothe a sore throat. Add a few tablespoons of honey (also a seriously versatile product!) to this mixture in order to make it even more effective and far more palatable. 6. Deter ants Got trails of tiny ants weaving their way around your home? These annoying insects aren't big fans of vinegar, so spraying a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water anywhere you have seen them can help encourage them to move out. The vinegar also erases the scent trails that they use to indicate sources of food to their brethren. 7. Soak sore muscles Apple cider vinegar helps draw out lactic acid, which accumulates in muscles after exercise, causing that sore feeling. Mix a few tablespoons of vinegar into a cup of water, dip a cloth in the mixture, and apply it to sore areas for 20 minutes. 8. Freshen air Whether it's smoke, mildew, pet odor, or lingering whiffs of burnt casserole, bad smells can make a home less than welcoming. Store-bought air fresheners just cover up the smell with strong, clearly artificial scents, creating disturbing hybrid smells that only serve to worsen the situation. Acetic acid in vinegar absorbs odors, so spritzing it around the room will neutralize the smells. You can also use it to wipe down surfaces in the room that needs freshening. 9. Remove stickers If you're just getting around to removing that Kerry/Edwards decal from your bumper, or trying to peel a price tag off a new purchase, you'll never guess what magic ingredient is about to make your life a lot easier. Warm a little bit of white vinegar on the stovetop or in the microwave and then dip a rag into it. Hold the rag over the sticker until it's thoroughly saturated, and it will peel right off without leaving sticky residue behind. This trick also loosens wallpaper adhesive. 10. Cure hiccups Most doctors claim that hiccup cures don't actually work, but tell that to the thousands of people who swear by vinegar as a way to ease these involuntary spasms. It's not clear how a shot of vinegar would actually help -- other than to distract you with its acidic flavor -- but next time you've got a bout of the hiccups, give it a try. 11. Clean crusty paintbrushes So you forgot to clean your paintbrushes last time you used them, and now they're so stiff and crusty, it seems that you'll have to throw them away. Not so fast! Fill a saucepan with undiluted white vinegar and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Dip the paintbrushes into the boiling vinegar, one at a time, dragging the bristles along the bottom of the pan. Continue this process until the paint is dissolved. 12. Dissolve rust The acetic acid in vinegar reacts with iron oxide to remove rust from small metal items like hinges, nuts and bolts. Simmer them in a saucepan full of vinegar, then rinse well with water to prevent the vinegar from further affecting the metal. 13. Eliminate stale odors You know how lunchboxes and other food containers can take on a funny smell after a while? Vinegar can take care of that, too. Either wipe down the surface well with white vinegar or, in severe cases, leave a cloth soaked in vinegar in the container for a few hours to absorb the odors. 14. Remove mineral deposits Calcium and lime deposits from hard water don't just stain coffeemakers and bath tubs, they can actually clog showerheads and reduce dishwasher function. Run a mixture of half water, half white vinegar through your coffee machine to remove them. Use straight vinegar as a rinsing agent in your dishwasher to prevent buildup, and wrap a vinegar-soaked cloth around stained faucets until the deposits can be easily scrubbed away. To clean a clogged showerhead, remove it from the pipe and place it in a saucepan full of white vinegar. Simmer for just a few minutes, being careful not to allow it to boil, and then wash off the stains. 15. Neutralize spice in foods You've got a dinner disaster on your hands: One too many shakes of cayenne powder has turned your award-winning chili into an inedible five-alarm blaze, and your guests are waiting at the table. Vinegar to the rescue! Add white or apple cider vinegar to your food, one teaspoon at a time, to neutralize the spice. 16. Prolong the life of cut flowers Bouquets of cut flowers brighten a room all too briefly, often wilting after just a few days. Squeeze a little extra enjoyment out of your arrangements by adding two tablespoons of white vinegar per quart of water in the vase, which will keep them perky just a little bit longer. 17. Clean glass, plastic, chrome, and floors A half-and-half solution of water and white vinegar will cut the grime on the shelves and walls of the refrigerator and eliminate spoiled-food smells too. Full-strength vinegar will remove tough smudges on glass and make porcelain sinks shine. Make it into a paste with a little baking soda to scrub chrome, or mix 1/3 white vinegar with 1/3 rubbing alcohol, 1/3 water, and 3 drops of dishwashing liquid for an economical floor cleaner. Just be sure not to get vinegar on marble, granite, or slate surfaces. 18. Treat fungal infections Fungal infections like athlete's foot, toe nail fungus, and dandruff are definitely no fun. White vinegar and apple cider vinegar can both be applied topically to affected areas of the body to kill fungus. For foot-related ailments, soak in a solution of one part vinegar to five parts water for about 30 minutes a day. 19. Tenderize and kill bacteria in meat Marinate meat overnight in apple cider vinegar, and it will be delectably tender. This can reportedly also kill the bacteria that causes food-borne illnesses, including e. coli. 20. Open drains and freshen garbage disposals Clear a clogged drain without the nasty, headache-inducing chemicals. Dump about 3/4 cup of baking soda down the drain and chase it with 1/2 cup white vinegar, then plug the drain. Leave it for about 30 minutes before rinsing with a kettle full of boiling water. You can use the same trick to clean and deodorize garbage disposals, or freeze vinegar in an ice cube tray and grind them up in the disposal to clean and sharpen the blades at the same time. More from EcoSalon: Field to flake: How breakfast cereal is made 20 unusual uses for honey Best natural remedies for the 15 most common aches, pains, and health complaints Recession friendly dating: 23 fun and free date ideas The top 20 eco-fashion sites and blogs Check out Yahoo! Green on Twitter and Facebook. All Comments Shared On Facebook My Comments Dave EricksonComment Guidelines your avatar Please Enter a Comment You have chosen not to share your updates from Shine from Yahoo!. Manage Updates 239 comments Popular Now Newest Oldest Most Replied gerry 10Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 gerry 11 hours ago Report Abuse Vinegar is also the best sunburn easer you can get. Just pat it gently on the burned areas and the pain vanishes. Use as often as you need it. So, you smell like a pickle for a few minutes. The smell doesn't last... More Reply ajm 6Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 ajm 12 hours ago Report Abuse Vinegar is the best household cleaning product ever. It saves time and money all around the house. Reply C 5Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 C 11 hours ago Report Abuse Automobile mechanics know that vinegar eats corrosion off copper wires. Wrap ziploc bag w/vinegar around battery cables, FI harness, anywhere wires or connectors are corroded. Let sit for 10 min-overnight. rinse...vaseline or dielectric grease applied to prevent future corrosion. Reply lll 3Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 lll 11 hours ago Report Abuse I Live in the south and we have fire ants that are so painful when they bite and the sting lasts a long time. After all of them sting at one time the area is covered the next day with white #$%$ bumps and even if you break all of them it takes forever to heal and usually leaves a red mark for... More 1 Reply Judith 3Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 Judith 6 hours ago Report Abuse Two more! # 1: When housebreaking the new puppy & there has been a little accident use paper towels or old rags to soak up as much of the urine as possible, wash the spot with a little detergent & water then spray with white or cider vinegar to completely deodorize the spot. Dogs... More Reply anno 3Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 anno 7 hours ago Report Abuse also great for cleaning carpets. what you pay .50 or more per square foot for from a professional is just vinegar with the scent removed..... Reply thinkSMARTbeSMART 3Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 thinkSMARTbeSMART 9 hours ago Report Abuse Excellent posts. Thanks to all of you. My 13 year old son just did a "hot" ice experiment using vinegar and other ingredients. He enjoyed it. Reply whitetrashkilla 3Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 whitetrashkilla 10 hours ago Report Abuse Look at all the wealth of knowledge amongst everyone here on Yahoo. Thanks for sharing the information. Most of these cleaners are bad for us and our environment. Reply Charles Puckett 6Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 Charles Puckett 11 hours ago Report Abuse THESE ARE VERY GOOD TIPS FOR VINEGAR USE. MANY I'VE USED FOR YEARS & AM VERY GLAD I READ THIS ARTICLE TO INCREASE MY KNOWLEDGE OF VINEGAR USE, THANKS FOR SOME VERY USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT A PRODUCT THAT HAS UNLIMITED USE. CHUCK, A FIRM BELIEVER IN THE USE OF VINEGAR. Reply Cameron 1Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 Cameron 5 hours ago Report Abuse We put white vinegar in the unused dishwasher soap dish Reply good sense 2Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 good sense 8 hours ago Report Abuse One teaspoon of vinegar is called for in almost all gluten free bread mixes. Reply abetterfuture 3Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 abetterfuture 11 hours ago Report Abuse Apple cider with the mother can cure GERD. Tablespoon a day disolve in water. 1 Reply Del 0Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 Del about an hour ago Report Abuse Balsamic vinegar on fries and fish is like the traditional fish and chips served in the UK. Most southern guys especially are fond of salt and vinegar chips. It also causes any other spices like garlic, sage,paperica, pepper, onion, powered cheader or barbeque to coat chips or fries. Reply mystica 0Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 mystica about an hour ago Report Abuse I CAN REST ASURE I WILL BE USING VINEGAR A LOT MORE NOW AFTER READING ALL THIS TY TO ALL OF YOU AND KEEP ALL THE USES COMING AND ANY MORE THATS IN OUR HOME THAT WILL HELP US GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU ! Reply mystica 0Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 mystica about an hour ago Report Abuse AND A BIG THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WITH ALL THEM USES FOR VINEGAR IAM ALMOST 69 YEARS OLD I NEVER HEARD ANY OF THIS TY SO MUCH GUYS WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY !! Reply Marie 0Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 Marie 4 hours ago Report Abuse I put a teaspoonful balsamic vinegar on my drink or food few times a week. It seem to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. 1 Reply Lovefilms 0Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 Lovefilms 4 hours ago Report Abuse PERFECT for wooden floors. Add a cup to a couple of gallons of warm water. The floor will look like it's been waxed. The same for tiles!! Smells good and CHEAP! 1 Reply 20 unusual uses for vinegar Email By Stephanie Rogers, EcoSalon More from Guest Bloggers blog (Photo: Stephanie Rogers) (Photo: Stephanie Rogers) Chances are you've got a big bottle of vinegar in your pantry right now that you only use it as a condiment. Prized for thousands of years, this fermented liquid was discovered by accident when products like wine, beer, and cider spoiled, turning them sour. But did you know that vinegar -- particularly the distilled white and apple cider varieties -- has hundreds of household, beauty, medicinal and even horticultural uses? Here are 20 unusual, thrifty, and eco-friendly uses for vinegar that you may not have thought of. 1. Condition hair Silky, shiny, buildup-free hair using a single cheap, natural product? Sign me up! It may sound odd, but using apple cider vinegar as a rinse after shampooing really does work like a dream. It removes residue from the hair shaft and closes the cuticles. Just add half a tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of water, plus a few drops of essential oil if you like. Pour it on in the shower and then rinse it out. Sure, your hair will smell like salad dressing for a while, but once it's dry, the smell dissipates. 2. Kill weeds A few rogue weeds can wreak havoc in an otherwise flawless lawn, vegetable garden, or flowerbed and are especially annoying when popping up in the cracks of a sidewalk or driveway. Forget pricey weed killers full of toxic ingredients -- household vinegar really does kill unwanted plants; stronger vinegar made for horticultural use, which is 25% acetic acid, works even better. 3. Remove underarm stains Unsightly sweat stains can really ruin an otherwise beautiful blouse. Ironically, if you use aluminum-based antiperspirants, they're even more likely to appear, thanks to a reaction between aluminum compounds in these products and salts in your sweat. Spray full-strength white vinegar on the stain before washing, and it will disappear. 4. Soften fabrics Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the wash cycle, and not only will it prevent lint from clinging to your clothes and keep colors bright, it'll also remove soap scum from both the clothes you're washing and the washing machine itself. Vinegar is also recommended in place of dryer sheets -- simply add 3/4 cup to your washer during the final rinse cycle. 5. Remedy sore throats Many people recommend sipping or gargling with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water to soothe a sore throat. Add a few tablespoons of honey (also a seriously versatile product!) to this mixture in order to make it even more effective and far more palatable. 6. Deter ants Got trails of tiny ants weaving their way around your home? These annoying insects aren't big fans of vinegar, so spraying a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water anywhere you have seen them can help encourage them to move out. The vinegar also erases the scent trails that they use to indicate sources of food to their brethren. 7. Soak sore muscles Apple cider vinegar helps draw out lactic acid, which accumulates in muscles after exercise, causing that sore feeling. Mix a few tablespoons of vinegar into a cup of water, dip a cloth in the mixture, and apply it to sore areas for 20 minutes. 8. Freshen air Whether it's smoke, mildew, pet odor, or lingering whiffs of burnt casserole, bad smells can make a home less than welcoming. Store-bought air fresheners just cover up the smell with strong, clearly artificial scents, creating disturbing hybrid smells that only serve to worsen the situation. Acetic acid in vinegar absorbs odors, so spritzing it around the room will neutralize the smells. You can also use it to wipe down surfaces in the room that needs freshening. 9. Remove stickers If you're just getting around to removing that Kerry/Edwards decal from your bumper, or trying to peel a price tag off a new purchase, you'll never guess what magic ingredient is about to make your life a lot easier. Warm a little bit of white vinegar on the stovetop or in the microwave and then dip a rag into it. Hold the rag over the sticker until it's thoroughly saturated, and it will peel right off without leaving sticky residue behind. This trick also loosens wallpaper adhesive. 10. Cure hiccups Most doctors claim that hiccup cures don't actually work, but tell that to the thousands of people who swear by vinegar as a way to ease these involuntary spasms. It's not clear how a shot of vinegar would actually help -- other than to distract you with its acidic flavor -- but next time you've got a bout of the hiccups, give it a try. 11. Clean crusty paintbrushes So you forgot to clean your paintbrushes last time you used them, and now they're so stiff and crusty, it seems that you'll have to throw them away. Not so fast! Fill a saucepan with undiluted white vinegar and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Dip the paintbrushes into the boiling vinegar, one at a time, dragging the bristles along the bottom of the pan. Continue this process until the paint is dissolved. 12. Dissolve rust The acetic acid in vinegar reacts with iron oxide to remove rust from small metal items like hinges, nuts and bolts. Simmer them in a saucepan full of vinegar, then rinse well with water to prevent the vinegar from further affecting the metal. 13. Eliminate stale odors You know how lunchboxes and other food containers can take on a funny smell after a while? Vinegar can take care of that, too. Either wipe down the surface well with white vinegar or, in severe cases, leave a cloth soaked in vinegar in the container for a few hours to absorb the odors. 14. Remove mineral deposits Calcium and lime deposits from hard water don't just stain coffeemakers and bath tubs, they can actually clog showerheads and reduce dishwasher function. Run a mixture of half water, half white vinegar through your coffee machine to remove them. Use straight vinegar as a rinsing agent in your dishwasher to prevent buildup, and wrap a vinegar-soaked cloth around stained faucets until the deposits can be easily scrubbed away. To clean a clogged showerhead, remove it from the pipe and place it in a saucepan full of white vinegar. Simmer for just a few minutes, being careful not to allow it to boil, and then wash off the stains. 15. Neutralize spice in foods You've got a dinner disaster on your hands: One too many shakes of cayenne powder has turned your award-winning chili into an inedible five-alarm blaze, and your guests are waiting at the table. Vinegar to the rescue! Add white or apple cider vinegar to your food, one teaspoon at a time, to neutralize the spice. 16. Prolong the life of cut flowers Bouquets of cut flowers brighten a room all too briefly, often wilting after just a few days. Squeeze a little extra enjoyment out of your arrangements by adding two tablespoons of white vinegar per quart of water in the vase, which will keep them perky just a little bit longer. 17. Clean glass, plastic, chrome, and floors A half-and-half solution of water and white vinegar will cut the grime on the shelves and walls of the refrigerator and eliminate spoiled-food smells too. Full-strength vinegar will remove tough smudges on glass and make porcelain sinks shine. Make it into a paste with a little baking soda to scrub chrome, or mix 1/3 white vinegar with 1/3 rubbing alcohol, 1/3 water, and 3 drops of dishwashing liquid for an economical floor cleaner. Just be sure not to get vinegar on marble, granite, or slate surfaces. 18. Treat fungal infections Fungal infections like athlete's foot, toe nail fungus, and dandruff are definitely no fun. White vinegar and apple cider vinegar can both be applied topically to affected areas of the body to kill fungus. For foot-related ailments, soak in a solution of one part vinegar to five parts water for about 30 minutes a day. 19. Tenderize and kill bacteria in meat Marinate meat overnight in apple cider vinegar, and it will be delectably tender. This can reportedly also kill the bacteria that causes food-borne illnesses, including e. coli. 20. Open drains and freshen garbage disposals Clear a clogged drain without the nasty, headache-inducing chemicals. Dump about 3/4 cup of baking soda down the drain and chase it with 1/2 cup white vinegar, then plug the drain. Leave it for about 30 minutes before rinsing with a kettle full of boiling water. You can use the same trick to clean and deodorize garbage disposals, or freeze vinegar in an ice cube tray and grind them up in the disposal to clean and sharpen the blades at the same time. More from EcoSalon: Field to flake: How breakfast cereal is made 20 unusual uses for honey Best natural remedies for the 15 most common aches, pains, and health complaints Recession friendly dating: 23 fun and free date ideas The top 20 eco-fashion sites and blogs Check out Yahoo! Green on Twitter and Facebook. All Comments Shared On Facebook My Comments Dave EricksonComment Guidelines your avatar Please Enter a Comment You have chosen not to share your updates from Shine from Yahoo!. Manage Updates 239 comments Popular Now Newest Oldest Most Replied gerry 10Thumbs UpThumbs Down0 gerry 11 hours ago Report Abuse Vinegar is also the best sunburn Vinegar is the best household cleaning product ever. It saves time and money all around the house.

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