White Vinegar is a traditional cleaning solution that has been used safely for centuries. The active ingredient in White Vinegar http://bit.ly/1FRQUZK is acetic acid, making it an extremely versatile multipurpose cleaner and descaler, and perfect for a range of uses.
- Windows – Spray on windows and wipe off with a newspaper for a clean streak-free finish.
- Mirrors – same as windows – spray with white vinegar and buff to a shine with newspaper.
- General Laundry – Add a slosh to your conditioner drawer in your washing machine. It’ll not only help remove any traces of detergent during the final rinse, but also help soften clothes if you have hard water. It’s a natural deodoriser too so your clothes, towels and linen will smell clean and fresh. (NB – do NOT use with bamboo textile
- Remove deodorant stains from clothing – simply spray on the underarms of tops before placing them in the washing machine.
- Sports Clothing – simply spray on smelly sports clothing before washing as normal to help deodorise them.
- Freshen musty damp laundry that’s been sat too long in the machine or basket. Either spray with vinegar before hanging up, or rinse in the machine with a slosh of vinegar in the fabric conditioner drawer.
- Dishwasher Rinse Aid – Use instead of rinse aid in your dishwasher for a streak free finish.
- Cleaning your dishwasher – Place 2 small bowls of white vinegar in your dishwasher, one on the top rack and the other on the bottom rack. Run a long hot cycle for a clean and de-scaled dishwasher.
- Mould – Spray directly on mould, leave for 10 minutes then scrub clean with a cloth or stiff brush. It’ll help kill the spores and prevent regrowth.
- Toilet cleaning – Use with bicarbonate of soda http://bit.ly/1zKZmHH to clean your toilet. Simply sprinkle some bicarb in the toilet bowl, leave for a few minutes and then pour on a little white vinegar…then scrub like mad as it fizzes. Great for getting rid of germs and stubborn lime scale.
- Carpet smells – Great for removing pet urine smells. The residual odour, although undetectable to humans, will also help deter your pet from returning to the same spot.
- De-scaling your kettle – pour enough white vinegar in to cover the element, then boil and leave overnight. Just remember to empty and rinse the next morning before you make your morning cuppa!
- Multi-surface cleaner – use a 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle for surface cleaning in your kitchen , bathroom and other areas around the home. It clears greasy marks and is naturally anti-bacterial.
- Water Marks – Remove water marks from stainless steel sinks & shower screens – simply spray on, leave for 10 minutes and wipe with a clean dry cloth.
- Wooden furniture – make a natural polish with 3 parts olive oil to 1 part white vinegar. Mix and apply to wooden furniture with a cloth, before polishing and then let it air dry.
- Microwave cleaning – Microwave a bowl of White Vinegar on full power until it starts to boil. Leave the door closed for 5-10 minutes whilst the steam loosens grease and food spills, before wiping with a cloth.
- Drains – Clear a slow draining or clogged drain. Sprinkle some bicarb into the plug then some white vinegar. Lots of lovely fizzing action to clear any stubborn bits that are stuck.
- Fridges & Freezers – Deodorize a fridge/freezer that’s not been used in a while, but left shut. Spray with neat white vinegar then wipe with a damp cloth.
- Wooden Furniture – Remove water rings from wood. Mix equal parts oil (jojoba is especially good for wood) and white vinegar. Rub with the grain.
- Gardening – spray weeds as a safe, natural weed killer (make sure you don’t spray on a windy day, and away from plants you don’t want to kill!)
Caution! Do NOT use vinegar cleaning solutions on:
- Plated surfaces such as taps
- Anywhere near bleach or ammonia-based products
- On waxed surfaces
- Marble surfaces
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Do you use white vinegar? Please leave a comment to share how you use it.
Be well, Kim