Vinegar-so useful for many things

@lilaclady (28240)
Australia
October 16, 2008 7:33pm CST
I have always been a believer in vinegar, I remember my mother had a very old little book with all the things you could use vinegar for, it is good for cookin, cleaning and many health situations... I was first put on to apple cider vinegar and water to stop myself from getting migraine headaches and just a little of this every morning did stop me from getting those very painful headaches. Just last week I bought a book called "kitchen Secrets of the Vinegar Ladies" and this is packed with recipes as well as cleaning tips and health tips, I think from what is in this book it would be safe to say you could just about throw all your other cleaning products away...here is just a few.. 1.prevents mold amd mildew in the shower 2.Combine 2 tablespoons of venegar and baking soda to make your own scouring powder. 3.clean the build up and residue on curling irons. 4.Soak feet in half cup of vinegar to six cups of water, will soften skin. 5.Equal parts vinegar and water, rince hair to remove build up of hair product. 6.vinegar can reduce swelling and reduce pain. 7.Nail polish will go on better if you wipe nails first with white vinegar. 8.Include vinegar in your diet it helps prevent fat from accumulating in the body... 9. Disinfect wooden cutting boards. 10. clean your microwave ..Boil a solution of quarter cup of vingar and one cup of vinegar microwave, will loosen baked-on food and deodorize... I think it is a miracle narural way to go....
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
17 Oct 08
My Pop left behind many booklets, plus his own journal, loaded with uses for vinegar. That cheap bottle of stuff is nearly a miracle... and the best weed killer EVER!!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
The book mentions it is good for killing weeds and that was one of things I was really wondering about as I have a lot of weeds, so i might try it...thanks
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I agree vinegar does have many uses, I started a discussion on this last week and got a few more good ideas for using vinegar. http://www.frugalfun.com/vinegar.html Happy My Lotting.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
Thank you for that i will check that site out as well...thanks...
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
25 Nov 08
Thanks for the information on those sites Chevee and I will be checking them out as well. We are firm believers in using natural products as much as we possibly can because they are certainly better for us. We also practice what we preach as we have a small organic farm and grow fruit and vegetables organically with no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. Yes it did take a while to work out what was good and what did not do the job but with natural products combined with companion planting we are at least getting it as we want it. If we all used more natural products the world would be a much better place and I am sure there would be less sickness as well. It would take a while but small steps would see a much better place which is why we should pass on information to others when we find natural products which are good.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Yes Vineger is quite useful. It is also quite useful when mixed with baking soda. It can help clear out a kitchen drain, and deodarize a bathroom drain, and the two together make an excellent toilet cleaner. It can also help remove mold and mildew.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thank you for this tip! I am going to try it. I just posted a discussion looking for a solution for this problem in my bathroom when I came across this great article.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
8 Nov 08
Yes; Vinegar is quite useful for so many purposes : " 1)Kill unwanted grass and weeds by pouring full-strength vinegar on it. 2)Rinse your hands with vinegar after working with gardening products to prevent your skin from becoming rough. 3)Clean pots with vinegar to remove excess garden lime and fertilisers. 4)A mixture of two tablespoons vinegar plus three tablespoons sugar in a litre of warm water is ideal to keep cut flowers in a vase looking fresh. 5) Soap build-up can be removed from chrome and plastic fixtures if you clean them with a mixture of one tablespoon salt in two tablespoons white vinegar. " There are many more uses too. Thanks for sharing information . Regards Sweety_81
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• United States
8 Nov 08
HI , Many wonderful uses that is for sure . I have learnt much from reading this post and i want to thank all you mylotters ! I like the weed killer you posted will try that next spring !
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
17 Oct 08
After buying the book it is very kind of you to share these tips. I also heard cider vinegar is excellent in weight loss BUT...Like everything else there's a secret to that and the secret is "supposidly" you're to use cider vinegar from the health food store and it has to say MOTHER on it. I was told this from an expert at the Nutters health Food Store. Now who knows maybe the expert is Nuts???
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
I have heard that apple cider vinegar is the one that is good for losing weight, well Iam a firm believer of apple cider venegar, so that is the one i would use for health things and then I would use the normal white for cleaning i think...
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I'm a great believer in the use of vinegar and use it myself for cleaning and is a great combo when added to baking soda, in fact I use the baking soda and white vinegar combo for unclogging my drains and works every bit as well as those harsh chemical decloggers. Didn't know it was good for pain and swelling though..
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
And good for sunburn as well...it certainly is a lot cheaper than some of the cleaning products out there...
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
17 Oct 08
One good thing about Apple Cider Vinegar this Senior Citizen told me this long time ago, to keep you nails hard soak them in Vinegar. I use it to tenderize my Pork Ribs. I marinate my Ribs for one hour.
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
vinegar - a bottle of vinegar
What product! I didn't know vinegar has lots of uses. Good thing you posted this discussion friend. I don't use too much vinegar when I eat but at least I know how to maximize its uses other than just for eating.
17 Oct 08
Hi lilaclady, Thanks for the tips, I like the one about the mould and the microwave one as well, I will print this one off, it is most useful tips, thanks. Tamara
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
The vinegar is like a wonder liquid... i remember my science teacher using it for some experiment... i also use vinegar to throughly clean my rice cooker... i just let it boil there for a few minutes... and that will kill all the bacteria or other stuff there... and vinegar is one of the key ingredients in cooking great filipino food like Adobo and Paksiw...
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I to think vinegar is a wonderful thing to use around the home. I put it in my cleaning solutions for the floors to. And sometimes in a wash when something has a bad order to it, (but just a small amount for this). There are many other uses but I can't think of them now. Thank you for posting the uses you found in your new found book.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I am going to read every comment, this is very informative.
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• United States
15 Nov 08
I knew about the soaking feet part. My grandmother use to do that :) Thanks for the info!
• China
13 Nov 08
After you drank ,then drink some vinegar,you will feel better.
@jayyerex (224)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
Very well spoken lilaclady! I agree with you that there are better ways to clean ourselves and our homes then by using harsh chemical cleaners. I have recently started a home business that adresses this issue extremely well. If anyone would like more info please visit my profile or send me a message and I can tell you more about it. Thanks, Jay Yerex
@ptrikha_2 (9656)
• India
12 Nov 08
Wow !! It seems that Vinegar is a truly miracle thing .
• United States
8 Nov 08
I love using vinegar in my wash. During the rinse cycle. It helps a lot with washing cloth diapers.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Hi Yes , I like to use it to clean the microwave and I like it to clean glass it is very good . I really dont cook with it all that much . I like it on fish from long john silvers though ! Thanks for the info Enjoy what is left of the weekend !
@rkrish (3003)
• India
17 Oct 08
my mom too uses for many purposes as you stated like and its great to know many more at a stretch from your discussion as well..i could give a better rating for your discussion lila..nice discussion keep going as well
• Canada
17 Oct 08
Thanks a lot your info was so useful i ll try and do it.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Wow those are some great tips, I appreciate all of them, especially the vinegar / water for the cleaning of hair products... Great, I think I could use this! Lol, in any case, I don't have any of my own tips to contribute but I would like to say you should submit some of these to dailytipper or something like that.. lol, they pay $1.00 for each tip used.. and pay through paypal, I think.. lol, it's been awhile since i've been to the site.