8 interesting uses for vinegar


Where and how people discover things like this I will never know. Today we take a look at just 8 of the more interesting uses for vinegar that you were probably unaware of.

Vinegar as a Shirt Stain Remover

In order to remove those unsightly rings from your collars and cuffs, scrub the material with a paste made from white vinegar and baking soda. Mix together 2 parts vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let the paste set for half an hour before you start scrubbing.


Anti Ants

Get rid of all those ants that seem to take over your home every year. Use an empty spray bottle and add half water and half vinegar. Spray the mixture in the areas where the ants are prevalent, they hate the smell of vinegar and will quickly relocate. This concoction also works for other insects.

Long Lasting Nail Polish

After all the time and effort you spend manicuring your nails, you’d hope the polish would last longer than two days before it starts to chip and wear away. You can make your nail polish last longer if you first dampen your nails with some vinegar on a cotton ball and let it dry before applying your favorite polish. Vinegar removes the natural oils from the surface of your nails, so that the polish adheres to your nails as opposed to the oils.


If your child ever gets lice, use vinegar! Gently pour warm vinegar into his hair and then take a nit comb and dip it in the vinegar. Running the vinegar through the hair helps to remove the nits and also helps to break down the glue that the nits use to stay attached to the hair.

To thaw meat

When defrosting meat from the freezer, pour some vinegar over it to bring the freezing temperature down and help the meat to thaw faster. It also acts as a tenderizer.

Air freshener

Save money by making your own air freshener with vinegar and baking soda. Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2 cups of water. After it stops foaming, mix well, and put it in a spray bottle. No one particularly likes the smell of vinegar, but the smell does dissipate quickly and you will be left with a fresh aroma.

Revive your paintbrushes

In order to remove dry paint from a synthetic-bristle paintbrush, you can soak it in full-strength white vinegar. The paint will dissolve and the bristles will be soft and pliable, then wash it in hot water with soap. If the paintbrush is very bad, you can try boiling it in 1-2 cups of vinegar for 10 minutes, followed by a thorough washing in soapy water.

Shower Head

Unclog your shower head by unscrewing it and placing it into a pot of equal parts vinegar and water. Let it boil for a few minutes to loosen the deposits that are blocking your shower head.

What else can you think of? Share some of the other uses for vinegar that you have discovered.