eat….drink….and be merry….it makes life better!

White Vinegar really is my BFF!!!


Oh!  If only I could buy it by the drum!!!! Or can I?? Hmmm… I will have to look into that!

White Vinegar is not just for coloring Easter eggs anymore!  I use it every single day!

Okay, I did a little research and records were not kept before 5000 BC!….Who knew….Well legend has it that the Sumerians, (Get your history books out) a civilization of ancient Babylonia, used vinegar as a cleaning agent. The Babylonians discovered that vinegar slows and in some cases actually stopped the action of bacteria that spoiled  food so they used it as a preservative…..Hmmmm…Who knew??? I believe we call it pickling today. [I will blog about that later!]

Mixed with equal parts of lemon juice, course salt and water it makes the perfect scrub for those copper pans, pewter and brass serving dishes.  Mixed with Cream of Tarter and Baking Soda, does a superb job on that discolored grout!

Let’s just say it is my “go to” ingredient.

Dishwasher: 1/4 cup does the trick…No more spots or smelly storage containers!

Laundry: 1/4 cup does the trick….No more fowl smell coming from that hockey or Lacrosse jersey!

Microwave:  1/2 cup added to 1/2 water, placed in a microwave safe bowl set on high until it starts to boil…press stop and let stand. The steam will loosen any splattered on debris that are easily wiped away with a damp cloth, and the terrible odors of burnt popcorn and fish are gone!

Bathroom: Remove grime, mildew, and scum from the tub, tile, shower curtain or door, wipe with undiluted white distilled vinegar. Rinse with water. Amazing!

Pet Odors: Clean up pet accidents by first blotting up the area and then adding white distilled vinegar-and-water solution (one part each). Blot until it is almost dry. Then sprinkle baking soda over the area and let it dry. Vacuum up the residue the next day.

Remove white water rings from wood with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and vegetable oil. Rub with the grain.

Baby Toys: To clean and disinfect baby toys in a safe non-toxic way, add a good-sized splash of white distilled vinegar to soapy water.

Dandruff: One part vinegar to one part water. Massage into scalp and let set for 8 minutes. rinse and shampoo as normal. Cider vinegar is a good resource as well!

You can Google the rest, I am sure there are millions of uses for this wonderful product. I have only shared the ones that I have used and have found successful.  Please try them and let me know your experiences.

******Never use white distilled vinegar on marble. The acid can damage the surface.

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