Sunday, April 06, 2008

Disparate Housewives #4 - Uses for Vinegar

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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.)


Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Great tips! Thanks!

I am sooooo excited about my new blog! Amy from and did an amazing job!!! I love it. Come on over and check it out when you get a minute.
Many blessings!


Norma said...

I hadn't heard of it as a fabric softener. My husband hates the smell, so I have to be careful about using if for its wonderful qualities.