About 10,000 years ago, ancient people discovered a product that would change lives forever. Wine had been around for some time, but only after some was allowed to oxidize, was vinegar was born. It became an immediate hit.
There are many different types of vinegar, all produced by the oxidization of alcohol into acetic acid, but white vinegar is by far the most useful and versatile kind.
White vinegar has dozens of household applications, and best of all is that it’s sustainable! Vinegar is also cheap, versatile, and doesn’t irritate allergies like fragranced cleansers often do. Chances are, whenever you run into a household mess, vinegar is your answer!
Cleaning the House: Vinegar can help with a variety of cleaning tasks, as the acid acts as a disinfectant and an odour neutraliser.
Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal by mixing equal parts vinegar and baking soda and putting it down the drain. After letting this fizzing mixture sit for a few minutes, flush out the drain with warm water for a clean and odour-free sink.
Streakless windows: Window cleaning with vinegar will make your windows shine and will not leave the usual film or streaks on the glass. Mix equal parts of white distilled vinegar and warm water. Dry with a soft cloth.
Clean the refrigerator: Wash with a solution of equal parts water and white distilled vinegar.
Toilet bowl cleaner:Stubborn stains can be removed from the toilet by cleaning with white distilled vinegar and brushing vigorously. The bowl may be deodorised by adding 3 cups of white distilled vinegar. Allow it to remain for half an hour, then flush.
Clean no-wax floors: To wash no-wax floors, add ½ cup of white distilled vinegar to 4 litres of warm water.
Cleaning Clothes: Vinegar works like magic on upholstery and fabric, too.
Clothes washing magic: Clothes will rinse better if 1 cup of white distilled vinegar is added to the water during the last rinse.
Blanket renewal: Cotton and wool blankets become soft, fluffy and free of soap odour if 2 cups of white distilled vinegar are added to the rinse cycle of the wash.
Keeping colours fast: To hold colours in fabrics, which tend to run, soak them for a few minutes in white distilled vinegar before washing.
Pest fighter: A teaspoon of white distilled vinegar for each 1.5 litres of drinking water helps keep your pet free of fleas and ticks. This ratio is for a 18 kilos animal