White vinegar is one of the cheapest things you can buy, but it’s not just for salad dressings and marinades. There’s loads of home and beauty uses for white vinegar – here are a few of my favorites.
Home uses for vinegar
Clean your coffee maker
After you use your coffee maker every single day for weeks, coffee build up starts to accumulate. Whether you have a single cup machine like a Keurig, or a traditional automatic drip pot coffee maker, you’ll notice a definitely taste difference after you run vinegar through your coffee maker. Fill the water reservoir with white vinegar, and make a pot or several cups with the vinegar. Before using your coffee maker again, run at least one pot with fresh water to rinse out the vinegar.
Combine 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water and use as a household cleaner
I purchased a spray bottle for $2 at Target and fill it with this cheap cleaner, which can be used on glass, stainless steel, carpets, floors, and bathrooms. Since we have a glass-top kitchen table, I’m always using this eco-friendly and food-safe cleaner.
Use vinegar followed by a water rinse to clean vegetables and fruit.
Remove sticky residue
Use a paper towel soaked with vinegar to wipe off sticky residue from scissors. Our kitchen scissors are always getting sticky from yogurt tubes and popsicles, and vinegar works great to keep them clean.
A bowl of vinegar in a room helps absorb and remove odors. I’ve used it for strong food odors – like when we’ve cooked hamburgers on the counter top.
Use in the rinse cycle of the washing machine
I use it when washing towels – it makes the clothes softer. Don’t worry about the odor – it doesn’t make the clothes smell at all.
Beauty uses for vinegar
Rinse your hair after shampooing
It helps remove residue and makes your hair shiny and soft.
Wipe your nails
Put some vinegar on a cotton ball, and wipe your nails before putting nail polish on them. The vinegar will remove any oily residue, making your nail polish last longer.
Do you use white vinegar for home or beauty?