What makes Vinegar a great Cleaner ?
There are a good deal of Vinegar out there from Apple Cider vinegar to red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and so on, those are all great when it comes to cooking, White Vinegar on the other hand is the one you want for cleaning!
White Vinegar is the sharpest stuff around, so
being careful when you’re cooking with it is important but, because it is comprised of acetic acid (about 5-10%) and water (about 90-95%), this aggressive acid from the Vinegar makes it a potent cleaner, just be careful. Because of its potency it may make it too strong for some types of cleaning, in which case, you can dilute it with water — or go with something milder.
You may not like the smell but no worries that will not stay around longer than a few minutes, if you don’t like it at all add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the solution and the odor will be easily cut. ( Example: mix 5 drops lemon and / or peppermint in to the glass bottle first before the Vinegar Solution for a fresh smell, or a mixture of 5 drops lavender, 2 drops wild orange, and 5 drops tea tree oil for disinfection ) You can also make your own blend.
White vinegar cleaning solution recipe
There is no “one for all” recipe, when it comes to Vinegar or for any super concentrated natural cleaning Solutions for that matter but no worry I will help you get started
Because vinegar is so acidic, it can counteract some icky buildups like grease in the kitchen or grime on your Windows. It can dissolve away soap scum, hard water, and even glue .
White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Window
Combine 1 part vinegar with 1 part hot water in a bowl or measuring cup.
- Pour it into a glass spray bottle
- Test your solution on a corner of the window to make sure the vinegar-water solution is strong enough to remove the grime. In case your windows are really greasy, pre-wash them with a degreasing dish soap ( like Citra Solv ) than follow up with the mixture.
- Start by Spraying the solution at the top of your window pane, try not to let the Solution drip down the window, if that happens it will not have a chance to work its magic. Let it sit for a moment before wiping down the Window.
.White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Stainless Steele
- Combine 1 part vinegar with 1 part hot water in a bowl or measuring cup.
- Pour it into a glass spray bottle
- spray on to any stainless Steele ( Appliances, pots, Tea Kettles etc. ) and wipe down with a microfiber Clothe.
- If you don’t want to spray your Appliances or have a small stainless Steel bowl you like to clean Pour 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar onto a microfiber cloth and wipe down
White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Bathroom
- Combine 1 part Vinegar with 1 part dish soap ( I like Castile soap to stay Eco friendly, plus it lifts dirt, cuts grease, and eliminates tough stains)
- add water to dilute it if needed. It all depends on how potent you need the cleaner
- pour in to Glass Spray Bottle
- wipe down with cotton Clothe.
If you have very tough stains like hard water, mold or rust you may use the Vinegar solution alone. Pour it directly on a Sponge or cleaning rag to wipe the stains.
When you do that be sure to wear Gloves, the potent solution can irritate your skin and nails when used undiluted.
White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Laundry room
- Add one Cup of White Vinegar to one Cup of your detergent.
Yep that is it.
The Vinegar works as a natural deodorizer and can help with removing smells from pet accidents, stinky gym clothes or mildew smells from wet Towels. It is not only good for those smells but can also be used as a natural whitener instead of bleach.
When used to whiten you need to soak your Items overnight in the mixture of one part vinegar and 10 parts water, than wash them the following day in the rinse cycle with a 1/2 cup of vinegar .
In case, you have a Stain you can add the Vinegar right on to the stain and wash immediately.
Are you using all natural Cleaners and Vinegar? Let us know how you are using them below.
Do not use Vinegar here:
- marble, granite, or soapstone surfaces. The acid can cause natural stone to pit and lose shine.
- Eggs or egg spills, The acid will react with the eggs, making it more difficult to remove.