Apple Cider Vinegar

If you go looking online for vinegar uses, or more specifically, apple cider vinegar uses, you will come upon sites that have up to 100 such ideas or more! I use white vinegar with water in my compost pail after I've buried the food skins and waste in my garden. I do that to freshen the pail and kill any mould spores that may have started there. I also put a splash of apple cider vinegar in my bath to help with itchy skin patches. I've read before that there are many, many vinegar uses, but this last time I went to check online I discovered so many more that surprised me.

Cleaning Electronics

You can clean computer keyboards (done that) and just about everything in the house. You can even clean your carpeting, and make your stone or brick work around a fireplace sparkle with plain white vinegar.

If you still have CDs and DVDs, and find some that skip and freeze, you can fix them by wiping them with a soft cloth dipped in distilled white vinegar. Be sure to dry them thoroughly before trying them out.

Cleaning Car Windshield

I must remember this one; to wipe the wiper blades on my car, and also to spray the windshield with vinegar/water in 3:1 mix. That is to go a long way in keeping the windshield from letting mud/slush stay on the glass for several weeks.

Plain white vinegar will do for the above tips, no need to use the more expensive apple cider vinegar here.

Vinegar Health Remedies

What about health uses of apple cider vinegar then?

Yes! I found quite a few. In fact, I felt like I'd found more than I could use, so I stopped researching further.

For instance, do you think you eat too much? Just sprinkle some vinegar on your food before you eat your prepared food. It won't make it taste bad, but somehow you'll feel satisfied sooner.

Dab apple cider vinegar on itchy skin spots with a cotton ball. You may get instant relief, or you might have to reapply it a few times. It is also great for sunburns.

Vinegar uses for hair include shampooing to make your hair shine, and fighting dandruff, with an extra rinse after shampooing.

You can use vinegar to:
stop hiccups, (I tablespoon full),
soothe your sore throat (by gargling 1 teaspoon full in a glass of water, then swallowing it),
treat sinus infections or chest colds (adding 1/4 cup of vinegar to your vaporizer),
cure your colds (mix 1:1 apple cider vinegar with honey, take this syrup by tablespoon 6 to 8 times a day)
just plain feel good all over (regularly drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in glass of water with a bit of honey).

Are you resigned to your arthritis pain? You don't need to; one of vinegar's uses is for you. Before you sit down to each meal, drink a glass of water with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar stirred into it. Allow about three weeks and you may forget you ever used to have arthritis. This recipe is also good for upset stomach, that is usually due to lack of acid in the digestive system.

Do you have dentures? Are they hard to clean? Soak them over night in white vinegar, and give your month a rest for the night! In the morning, brush off the loose debris on the dentures, and rinse and pop into your mouth. You're good to go all day.

Coughing? Get relief by mixing in a cup, half water and half apple cider vinegar, Add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (okay, if you are chicken, add just a little the first few times) , then add 4 teaspoons honey. Keep this cough syrup in the fridge. Whenever a coughing spells comes on, go take one tablespoon of the syrup. Take one for sure before bedtime so you can sleep through the night.

If you have yeast infections in the vagina you can bring your ph back in line by douching with one tablespoon apple cider vinegar into a quart (or liter) of warm water.

Have a corn on your foot? Try this; soak a slice of bread in about a quarter-cup of vinegar (it can be white vinegar, or apple cider vinegar), and then crunch up the bread in your hands to form a paste. This is also known as a poultice. Pat that up close around your corn, and put bandages over it to hold it in place over night. If the corn doesn't just peel away when you unpack your foot in the morning, then, just try again for another night or two. Depending on the size of the corn, it should soon come away and give you relief.

[For 15 more apple cider vinegat uses see: Reasons -to-Use-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Every-Day.html]

Kitchen Uses

I couldn't resist sharing these from my gleanings . . .

If you would rather your eggs didn't crack while boiling, just add a tablespoon or two full of white vinegar to the boiling water. Your eggs will stay whole and will shell easier.

Do you worry about food poisoning? Here's a simple cure for your meats; marinate them in vinegar. That will tenderize the meat and wipe out any bacteria that might be hiding. You can keep your meat in the marinade anywhere from 20 minutes and even up to 24 hours. It is made with just a quarter cup of balsamic vinegar for every two pounds of meat, plus any herbs and spices you like with your meat cut. Do not rinse the meat when you take it out. Go straight to your recipe for cooking or roasting it.

When you can't spoon the last of mayo or salad dressing out of the jar or bottle, just put a few drops of vinegar into the jar/bottle, and put on the cap to shake. The last bit of salad dressing will slide out willingly now.

Something exploded in the microwave? Yuk. But simply put equal amounts of water and vinegar into a bowl and put into the yukky microwave and turn on high for 5 minutes. Now go in there with a rag or paper towel, and wipe it clean in a jiffy!

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