Sunday, April 06, 2008
Plain distilled (clear) vinegar has many, many uses in the home. I buy it in the large containers, since it is very inexpensive and has so many uses. It is a natural deodorizer and is good to use for illiminating odor in the dishwasher (run an empty cycle) or the garbage disposal. It neutralizes onion odor on hands. Distilled vinegar is inexpensive and environment-friendly.
Today's tip for the disparate housewife is: Use distilled vinegar as a natural fabric softener. This can be especially helpful for families who have sensitive skin. Add ½ cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle in place of store bought fabric softener. Vinegar has the added benefit of breaking down laundry detergent more effectively. (A plus when you have a family member whose skin detects every trace of detergent.)