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Have you ever noticed how versatile vinegar is? Apple cider, white, balsamic, rice — there are so many kinds and hybrids. And yes, each type possesses its own slew of magical powers. Whether it’s polishing silver, removing unwanted ink, conditioning hair or using it as a homemade bug spray, vinegar can do it all.
It might be sitting in your cupboard as we speak. If not, you should definitely jot down a reminder to pick up a bottle (or a few) next time you hit the grocery store. From its endless beauty tricks and home hacks, vinegar is one of the most beneficial products out there.
10. Cleaning your fridge
Mix half cup of vinegar, half cup of water and a tablespoon of baking soda.
9. Get rid of ballpoint pen marks
Whether it’s a tiny mark on your white desk or on your shirt, mix together some vinegar and water and dab!
Mix with a cup of vinegar, 2 cups of water and some baking powder. It’ll get the rust off your pans and make your dishes sparkle.
7. Clean your coffee maker
Overtime, mushy grinds build up for a nasty smell. Clean it right way with 2 cups of white vinegar and vinegar — just pour it into a filter, turn it on and let it do its thing. Experts recommend that you let it run for at least 2 cycles.
6. Hair conditioner
Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water, shake and add delicately to your hair. Before washing it, let it sit for about 3 minutes.
5. Remove candle wax
Stop using tinfoil as a net for candlewax! To remove wax from wood furniture and floors, pour a dash of white vinegar and water onto a sponge and scrub! It comes off so easily.
4. Refresh your salad
According to Oprah, vinegar does wonders for “reviving greens”. All you have to do is soak lettuce with water and white wine, wait and rinse. Then dress with a light vinegar dressing!
3. Unclog the sink and bathtub drains
Start off by pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain. After, mix 1/2 cup baking soda and 2 cups of vinegar. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and rinse again with another pot of boiling water. Whether it’s hair or toothpaste, this magical mixture does wonders.
2. Get rid of bugs
Wherever the pests are coming from, vinegar can do amazing things. Mix white vinegar with water and spray into crack and holes. It also works perfectly as a preventative measure in the summer.
1. Stop static
Add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of white vinegar to your next washing load. The acid helps minimize static!