Wednesday, February 9, 2011

5 Smart Ways to use Vinegar in the Home

Instead of using commercially prepared cleaning agents that contain chemicals in your home, try this idea with vinegar which is definitely non-toxic and more eco-friendly to our environment and our health... ...

Posted by : Annine B. Bond on (May 6, 2002)
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Studies referenced by Heinz show that it kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of germs (viruses).

Vinegar is very useful in the home for cleaning mold and areas where bacteria can grow (like Australian tea tree oil (see below). It is very cheap–the cheapest natural antiseptic material we know about!

Here are my five favorite formulas for vinegar:

Note: All references to vinegar refer to 5 percent white distilled household vinegar.

1. Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Spray straight white distilled vinegar on the toilet bowl rim.

2. Poison Ivy KillerSpray straight white distilled vinegar on poison ivy.

3. Cutting Board DeodorizerSpray straight white distilled vinegar on the cutting board. Let set for at least ½ an hour. Rinse.

4. Window Cleaner
Add ¼ cup of white distilled vinegar to 2 cups of water, and a dab of liquid soap or detergent to a spray bottle.

5. Wood Cleaning Rinse
After washing wooden floors, add 1 cup of vinegar to a gallon of water to the rinse water. The detergent or soap, and many odors, are neutralized by the vinegar, and the floors are left very clean.

GREENSLEEVES' NOTE:For those of us who are into making kitchen waste/fruit peel enzyme, use the harvested, ready-to-use enzyme as above suggestions. The enzyme works just as good as the good old vinegar!

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