10 Things You May Not Know Vinegar Is Good For

Vinegar is a common household item, but as common as it is, a lot of people have no clue the many things vinegar can do.

Vinegar isn’t just an ingredient used in cooking or pickling. Vinegar has many cleaning, industrial and medicinal purposes. Here are 10 uses for vinegar that you probably do not know about.

1) Clears up Acne

Vinegar can clear up acne. It is a powerful antiseptic. It also helps restore the skins PH balance.

Vinegar kills the bacterium that causes acne breakouts. To clear up an acne outbreak dilute vinegar in equal parts of water. Use a cotton ball to apply the vinegar to the areas of your face affected by acne. Rinse after 5 minutes.

2) Eliminates Odors

White vinegar can get rid of most household odors. It can help control body odor and bad breath.

To control body odors mix equal parts of vinegar and water and wash the affected area twice daily. For bad breath put a tablespoon of vinegar in a cup of warm water and gargle daily.

To get rid of household odors try soaking a piece of bread in white vinegar and putting it in a room, the refrigerator or even the garbage can overnight.

3) Treat Sunburn

One of the best remedies for sunburn is vinegar. Vinegar eases the inflammation, itching and pain of sunburns.

To treat sunburns with vinegar add 2 cups of vinegar to your bathwater and soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes.

4) Make Your Hair Healthy And Shiny

White vinegar can help you maintain healthy hair. Vinegar gets rid of buildup, treats dandruff and makes your hair shine.

To use vinegar on your hair mix 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water. Shampoo and rinse your hair with warm water then apply the vinegar solution. Leave on up to 5 minutes then rinse with warm water.

5) Get Rid Of Ants

Ants do not like strong smells and vinegar’s acidic base helps to kill ants. Simply put equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray anywhere that ants are present.

6) Kill Weeds

You can eliminate weeds with vinegar. Mix one gallon of water and 3 to 5 tablespoons of vinegar. Spray directly on weeds to kill them.

7) Treat A Sore Throat

Treat a sore throat with vinegar’s antibacterial powers. Simply add a tablespoon of vinegar to a glass of warm water and gargle two to three times a day.

8) Clean Your Microwave

Gets rid of nasty microwave messes by mixing ½ cup of vinegar and a cup of vinegar in a bowl. Heat in microwave until it boils and wipe your microwave clean.

9) Clean Counters

Put equal amounts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and use daily to clean off your kitchen counters.

10) Clean Hardwood Floors

If your hardwood floor lost its shine vinegar is the answer. Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a bucket and use like any other floor cleaner.

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By Shondell Varcianna

January 15, 2016