Household Uses for Vinegar (Video)

Learn how to use vinegar in household cleaning products and at-home natural body care.

By Gina DeBacker


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A staple in any pantry, multitasking vinegar has a rich history of use for nearly everything. Made from fermented juice, vinegar’s strong acidity and neutralizing properties gives it the power to clean, disinfect, soften and shine without the addition of toxic chemicals. In this video, Associate Editor Gina DeBacker demonstrates a few household uses for vinegar. Learn how to use this versatile product in household cleaning products and at-home natural body care. Vinegar is also a wonderful way to help revive wilted greens! A word about vinegar: Check the label of your bottle of vinegar for words such as “grain alcohol” or “neutral grain spirits” to ensure you’re buying a product free of synthetically produced ethanol made from petroleum.

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You don’t need to buy every product from every infomercial to get your house in order. A variety of everyday items likely already stockpiled in your home can be used to help you clean, treat skin, fix food and solve most other problems. Have fun learning about the various ways you can use household staples such as vinegar, honey, salt, sugar, lemons and baking soda. With these simple life hacks you can keep your family healthy by avoiding toxic chemicals—and save money while you’re at it!

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