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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Being Prepared Is Biblical Part 2, The Topic is Vinegar

I am stocking up on vinegar. It's inexpensive and there are endless uses for this natural stuff! I found this list off of another website and had to share it with you! I knew a lot of the uses that were on here that is what made me want to stock up in this natural beauty, but there are also so many more things on here I didn't know!  And believe me this is only the tip of the ice burg there are so many more things it can do. Take the time to do the research yourself and see if this is something you and your family need to invest in. Time to buy more VINEGAR!

I will also be getting this book to add to my collection! The Healing Powers of Vinegar and this book, Dr. Earl Mindell's Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar. With so many natural uses it would pay to stock up and stay away from the doctor's office as much as possible! I have also heard it said it helps in weight loss.....Hmmmmm. Not to mention all the things you can cook and make with vinegar!

 With vinegar being so cheap and with all of it's uses I would be a fool not to stock up!

  1. Used as a hair rinse, vinegar neutralizes the alkali left by shampoos.
  2. A quarter cup in a quart of water makes a good window cleaner. Spray and dry with newspapers.
  3. Fabric softener and static cling reducer — use as you would liquid fabric softener.
  4. Air freshener, used with baking soda — use 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2 cups of water. After it stops foaming, mix well, and use in a (recycled) spray bottle into the air.
  5. Chewing gum dissolver — saturate the area with vinegar. If the vinegar is heated, it will work faster.
  6. Stain remover — for stains caused by grass, coffee, tea, fruits and berries. Soak clothing in full strength vinegar.
  7. Corn and callus remover — soak a piece of stale bread (a cloth would probably do as well) in vinegar, and tape it over the callus or corn overnight.
  8. Remedy for age spots — Mix equal parts of onion juice and vinegar and use it daily on age spots. This will take a few weeks to work, just like its expensive relative from the store.
  9. Kill grass or weeds by pouring hot vinegar on it. This might take a couple of times to work completely. Use white vinegar straight from the bottle to pour on the weeds and grasses that come up through the pavement. Just pour on and let set a couple of days and the weeds will die back and wont reappear for several months.
  10. Wash your windshield with vinegar in the winter to help keep ice and frost away.
  11. If you have a septic tank, use vinegar instead of harsh chemicals to clean the toilet bowl. Let it set overnight if you can; it will help keep germs down.
  12. Spray your hands with a mist of vinegar, or dip them in vinegar and dry after washing dishes or having them in soapy water to keep your hands soft.
  13. It's an ongoing battle as to whether vinegar can help you lose weight, but the ones who say it will, say to drink a glass of water before each meal in which you've added a tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of honey.
  14. Use diluted 1:1 in water to take pet odors out of carpets. Find the spot, and saturate it with about 1 1/2 times the original volume. Let set for a while then blot up.
  15. Splash vinegar on your varicose veins. The vinegar is supposed to reduce the veins and relieve the pain and swelling. Of course, you might smell like a tossed salad!
  16. Use about a tablespoon of vinegar in the water when poaching eggs. It helps the eggs to keep their shape. No taste of vinegar, either.
  17. Use 1 tablespoon vinegar to an 8-ounce glass of warm water for a sore throat. Gargle every hour and swallow after gargling, with two mouthfuls.  Start as soon as you see feel the first signs of a sore throat.
  18. It is also helpful when children get lice, if you take warm vinegar and put it on the hair also take your nit comb and dip it in the vinegar. As you run it through the hair it helps remove the nits. It is supposed to be able to help break down the glue the nits use to stay attached to the hair.
  19. Set a container (shallow bowl) of vinegar throughout the house to absorb unpleasant odors. Works great on burned food odors. Do not use styrofoam. It will soak through it.
  20. Use vinegar and olive oil as a frugal dressing with a selection of herbs on your salad.
  21. Put vinegar on white bread around a house to get rid of smoke smell from a fire. 
  22.  Use vinegar water (2-3 parts vinegar to 1 part water) to remove (new or old) wallpaper paste. Add more vinegar as needed if the paste is really stubborn."
  23.  Vinegar can be used as an antiseptic for abrasions to reduce itch from poison ivy or mosquito bites, and even to help rehydrate sunburned skin."
  24.  Use it diluted 50/50 as a skin cleanser, as most soaps are alkaline as compared to skin ph.
  25. On a different note, most meat marinades are most effective if acidic, so an extra few spoonfuls of vinegar can't hurt.
  26. On heavily tarnished copper or copper-alloy to be cleaned up, use a paste made of salt and vinegar.
  27.  Use white (not apple cider) vinegar mixed with water to rinse off the dishes after washing them to take the soap off and leave them squeaky clean. This also takes the soap residue off of hands at the same time." 
  28. Pour vinegar around the sides of your pool and it helps keeps flies away.
  29. Add 1/2 cup vinegar to a gallon of water to keep your vinyl no-wax floors clean and shining.
  30. Use as a meat tenderizer. Add a tablespoon to water when boiling ribs or meat for stews, and even the toughest meat will be so tender you can cut with fork or will fall off the bone.
  31. One teaspoon to one tablespoon of vinegar gets rid of hiccups.
  32. Vinegar is great for removing calcium deposit build up. Use full strength and allow to set. Time depends on condition.
  33. Sunburn Remedies: At bedtime, cover sunburns with a towel soaked in water and vinegar and try to persuade the victim to sleep this way. Younger ones, of course, will have a struggle with this, especially because of the smell! Put vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on sunburn. It soothes for quite a length of time. Just like store bought stuff.
    Vinegar will take the sting out of a sunburn — just soak a paper towel and apply to burn. Smells bad but, hey, if you're in pain, who cares? To relieve swelling and fluid from too much sun, mix a paste of baking soda and apple cider vinegar and apply.
  34. Use 2 cups of cider vinegar in the tub to soak sore muscles and add potassium to muscles.
  35. Use for a throat soother. Take equal amounts of honey and cider vinegar, stir or shake until dissolved. Take a tablespoon at a time to cut mucous in the throat.
  36. Heat vinegar to boiling point. Then poor over your fixtures that have deposits of lime. This will release or remove lime deposits.
  37. Use a cup of vinegar in two gallons of water in the diaper pail to neutralize the urine in cloth diapers. It also helps keep them from staining.
  38. Keep a spray bottle of 50% vinegar, 50% water near the laundry station. Spray it on stains before tossing the clothing into the washer (just as you would a commercial spray stain remover). As a carpet spot and stain remover — take a trigger spray bottle and fill with one part white vinegar to seven parts water. Take a second spray bottle and fill with one part white, non sudsy ammonia and seven parts water. Saturate stain with vinegar solution. Let dwell for a few minutes and blot thoroughly with a clean, white cloth. Then go over the area with the ammonia solution, let dwell and blot again. Repeat until the stain is gone. Also works for pet stains to help remove the odors.
  39. Fill the water reservoir half way and run the coffee maker as you normally do and then run it once full of water and the coffee maker will be spotless.
  40. Vinegar in drinking water is very effective in eliminating the low-grade fevers that are present in Chronic Fatigue sufferers. It also helps eliminate the 'thrush' coating in the mouth which is sometimes caused by antibiotic use. Mix four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a gallon of drinking water. Drink up to one gallon each day.
  41. Add a splash of vinegar, a tablespoon or so, to the water when you hard-boil eggs. If one cracks, it will not boil out of the shell.
  42. Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a quart of drinking water. Helps to deal with heat stress. Also helps to repel mosquitoes.
  43.  Athlete's foot, Soak your feet in vinegar and it changes the ph in your skin and no more fungus! 
  44. If you use cloth diapers and your baby keeps breaking out in a rash.  Add a cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle. It equalizes the ph balance. 


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