Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Practical Uses: Vinegar

Not only are there many different types of vinegar (from the well known White Vinegar to Coconut Vinegar and Seasoned Rice Vinegar), but there are also many everyday remedies and uses for vinegar. Here are a few that I found that might help!

1. Stain remover- For stains caused by grass, coffee, tea, fruits, and berries, soak clothing in full strength vinegar.

2. Getting rid of underarm marks - Marks can be eliminated by soaking them with vinegar before laundering. To remove solid residue left by deodorants, soak area in white vinegar until saturated then wash. This will also remove odor!

3. Fabric Softener - This is great for those times your run out of fabric softener. Just use white vinegar as you would fabric softener. And don't worry about the smell, the vinegar spell disapates before your laundry is done.

4. Prevent colors from running - Use white vinegar when washing something that might bleed. Pour vinegar in washer while filling with cold water and then add detergent and cloths.

5. Prevent fading of colored towels and quilts - Add 150 Ml of vinegar to the laundry to prevent fading. Handmade quilts can be soaked in lots of cold water using 275 Ml of vinegar on the first time laundering.

6. Cleaning the base of an iron - Make a paste of vinegar and baking soda to clean sole plate of iron. It will not harm any surfaces ( according to the book).

7. Deodorise a wool sweater - This is a great tip. Wash the sweater, then rinse in equal parts of vinegar and water to remove odors.

*My Notes:*
- I found these tips in "Vinegar 1001 Practical Uses" by Margaret Briggs

No comments:

Custom Search
Hit Counters