Vinegar is known for its versatility: it can be used in cooking, household cleaning and also has therapeutic properties. It was used as early as 5000 B.C. as a cleaning product.
The Babylonians were the first to discover the antibacterial properties of vinegar, and also to use it as a preservative for food. Vinegar is extremely rich in properties, and can be used in a myriad of different ways, such as the following.
Getting rid of stickers
Vinegar is one of the most effective remedies for removing stickers and glue residue from various surfaces, primarily from cars. Just put vinegar in a bottle equipped with a spray diffuser, and spray it on the sticker. After a few hours, it will come off on its own.
Prevent cats from scratching furniture
Cats scratch furniture to reduce the painful growth of their nails. Our four-legged friends hate the smell of vinegar, which is why mixing two equal parts vinegar and water allows us to get a remedy that, when sprayed on the affected areas, will keep them away.
Natural baby wipes
To prepare them you need: 250 ml of boiled water, 120 ml of aloe vera juice, 120 ml of witch hazel extract, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of castile soap.
Cut a roll of paper towels in half, then place it face down in a container. Mix all the ingredients together then pour the mixture into the container, waiting about 10 minutes to allow it to be absorbed by the paper roll.
Turn the container upside down and wait another 10 minutes, then return it to its original position. The baby wipes are ready.
Adding vinegar to a warm bath
Vinegar can be very effective in disinfecting the body and helping to treat conditions such as candida. Being acidic, vinegar helps expel excess uric acid from the body.
The acetic acid in vinegar has herbicidal properties capable of eradicating most unwanted plants. Spray vinegar directly on plants to eliminate them in a few hours.
Prolong the life of flowers
By lowering the pH of water, vinegar can prolong the life of flowers while also reducing the presence of microbes. Mix two equal parts sugar and white vinegar and put the mixture in the flower water.
Clean electronic devices
Having clean and dust-free computers, printers and other electronic devices is important to ensure their operation. White vinegar is very effective in this regard.
First make sure the device is turned off, then soak a cloth in a solution of two equal parts water and white vinegar. Wring it out well, and use it to clean the surfaces of the device. Be careful not to drop drops inside the device.
Cleaning roller shutters
Cleaning shutters effectively can be very difficult, but vinegar can be effective in this regard as well. You need a cotton glove and vinegar. Wet your fingertips with a solution consisting of warm water and vinegar, then slide your fingers between the shutters. Rinse the fingers in a container full of water between shutters.
Remove water stains from furniture
No matter how many times you remind people to use coasters, someone always ends up putting their glass directly on the coffee table and other furniture, leaving the classic ring-shaped stain that is difficult to remove.
Mix two equal parts olive oil and white vinegar, then soak a cloth in it, wring it out well and use it to remove the stain from wood.
Remove stains from carpets.
For lighter stains, mix two tablespoons of salt in 120 ml of vinegar, then rub on the stain and let dry. Once dry, vacuum it up.
For darker or larger stains, mix two tablespoons of salt and two tablespoons of borax in 120 ml of vinegar, rubbing on the stain and letting it dry before vacuuming.
Using white vinegar to do laundry helps us remove stains, bring out colors and give a very pleasant aroma. Replace fabric softener with vinegar.