Saturday, October 29, 2011

Domestic Bliss: Vinegar

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So today we will take a closer look at what we can do with Vinegar, besides the usual salary dressing and marinade...

Speaking of salad dressing have you tried EVOO, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and diced onion? D-I-V-I-N-E! And low in calories as well!

But I digress.

To make it easier, let's divide the uses into categories, shall we?

Kitchen

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Clean your dishwasher! The other day my dishwasher was a bit smelly I must say. This is caused by the hard water film as well as food debris. Simply pour a cup of vinegar in the bottom and run the dishwasher. 

Since we are cleaning why not clean out your coffee maker? Use equal parts vinegar and water and run it through the brew cycle. Finish it off by running through the brew cycle again, this time using only plain water.

Laundry

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To remove stains, mix equal parts dishwashing liquid, water and vinegar in a plastic squirt bottle. Squeeze it onto stain and leave it for several minutes before rinsing it.

Remove yellow age spots by sponging them with a mixture of one tablespoon of vinegar and a pint of water.

Beauty tips

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Vinegar can do wonders for your hair! Mix a half a cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of warm water and pour over your freshly washed hair. 
Apple cider vinegar is really good for oily skin too! Spritz it on after thoroughly cleaning your face and let it air dry.

Housekeeping tips

When mineral deposits build up inside your shower head, simply soak it in a bowl of vinegar. This will soften the deposits. Brush them away.

I have a pretty stubborn glass top coffee table. The only thing that will not leave streak marks is white vinegar. It smells so nice and clean as well! 

Pour white vinegar into your toilet bowl and let it sit for about 1 hr. It will be as good as new!


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Earlier this week (and you would know this if you followed me on Twitter) I had a clogged sink (it turns out you should never ever throw artichoke leaves in the garbage disposal). Pour 1 cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of hot white vinegar down the drain. Wait a few minutes and pour boiling water. 

Attack and "kill" soap scum. Use 4 parts water to 1 part vinegar! 

Do you have any tips you would like to share? Or any household products you would like to know more about? Leave a comment below or email me at oohleela{at}gmail{dot}com. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

About The Author : Leela

Leela is a 4.5 y.o. Silky Terrier who truly believes she is a baby. She is the Chief Designer at Ooh Leela!™, a dog boutique that specializes in personalized dog shirts, trendy dog clothing, beds and accessories. She is sassy and sweet, full of personality and attitude. You can follow her on Twitter and you can connect with her on Facebook

1 comment:

  1. you rock!!! love these tips and no unfortunately nothing to share o about vinegar...but now i have lots to try! (((hugs))) :D

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