Vinegar: Your Secret Weapon

June 14, 2013

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Vinegar does way more than just make you pucker. Besides being a versatile ingredient in food preservation and a tasty flavor addition, here are 10 things we bet you didn’t know you could do with vinegar. (And why it’s the secret weapon in your food storage pantry!)

Kills weeds: Spray it on leaves and roots.

Disinfectant: Do not mix vinegar and bleach! That mix creates a harmful gas.

Degreaser, de-gunker, and rust resolverBut don’t use it on marble counters, stoneware, or waxed surfaces.

Laundry aid: Cuts the amount of soap you need and softens fabric.

Odor neutralizer: Great in a garbage disposal or on cutting boards.

Keeps eggs from cracking while boiling

Hair rinse: Gets rid of product build up.

Stain remover: Works on clothes (collar and underarm stains), hands, blood stains. 

First aid: Vinegar is a natural antiseptic and works on abrasions, diarrhea, fungal infections, some jellyfish stings, and sunburn.

Insecticide: Spray anywhere you've seen ants, put it in a jar with small holes in the lid to attract fruit flies, 

Looks like a little vinegar in your food storage pantry can turn into a big survival help.

Happy prepping!
~ Steph

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