Preserve your food. Clean your counter. Deodorize a room. Soothe an insect bite.
Apple cider vinegar can do all these things and more. In fact, we found more than 100 ways apple cider vinegar can help make your life easier. When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that just one ingredient can do all this!
What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Vinegar is made through the fermentation of ethanol alcohol. The word is derived from the Old French “vyn egre“, which comes from the Latin “vinum” (wine) and “acer“ (sour). Many items containing ethanol alcohol can be used to make vinegar, including wine, champagne, beer, cider, distilled grain and more. We determine the type of vinegar by the source materials used to create it.
The base ingredient is blended with bacteria that help break down the ethanol into byproducts, including acetic acid. The fermentation may be slow or fast, depending on the manufacturing process. Traditional types of vinegar go through a slower fermentation process that lasts for a few months to a year. Faster methods add additional bacteria to the source liquid to help speed up the process, so it takes only about three days.
In addition to acetic acid, vinegar also contains other nutrients related to the source material, including antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Because it is a fermented food, it contains probiotics as well, which are good for digestion and boosting the immune system.
Apple cider vinegar is the most popular vinegar used today. It’s made from apple cider or apple must (freshly crushed fruit juice) and may be used in food and beverage preparation as an herbicide or household cleaning agent and for a variety of medicinal purposes.
You do need to be cautious, however, about all the recommendations you may find on the Internet. Some could harm you.
How Not to Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Although vinegar makes a tasty salad dressing and dip, it is highly acidic. That means if you drink it or use it straight without diluting it, it can lead to stomach upset and, over time, may even damage tooth enamel and the tissues in the esophagus.
You may come across information that encourages you to drink vinegar by itself for health benefits. This can cause problems in some people because of the acid content. If you decide to do it, don’t go over 2 tablespoons of plain apple cider vinegar a day. It’s always best to dilute it in water or another beverage.
Dentists also recommend that you don’t use straight vinegar as a tooth cleaner or whitener as it can wear away enamel and cause sensitivity. It’s so acidic that while it may clean stains, it will also break down the protective covering on your teeth, leading to more problems later. It can also break down the materials used in dentures.
When it comes to skincare, pass on the vinegar. It’s extremely drying, and there are much better solutions out there for anti-aging and toning. If you don’t want to suffer dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, don’t use vinegar as an all-over treatment for your skin unless it’s to help control itch, and then make sure you always dilute it.
Also, realize that the acidity varies between different types of apple cider vinegar. Look on the label to see how acidic yours is. If the label doesn’t tell you, try another brand. A one-to-10 vinegar-to-water ratio is standard.
101 Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Makes Tasty Salad Dressing
Add to your favorite salad dressing recipes for a bit of flavor and tartness. Use a ratio of 4-to-1 oil-to-vinegar.
2. May Help Lower Blood Sugar
Some studies have indicated that acetic acid, the main component in vinegar, may help lower blood sugar levels in people who already have type 2 diabetes and in those who are prediabetic. The improvement was slight except in those with prediabetes, where the improvements were more noticeable. The acid is thought to block the absorption of carbohydrates, so the breakdown of foods occurs more slowly in the body.
That means it works when you’re eating carbohydrates, but not when you’re eating other foods. So, try a little with your pasta, potatoes and white bread. Also, if you’re taking a diabetes drug, check with your doctor first, as the vinegar could make that drug more potent.
3. Provides Probiotics
Because apple cider vinegar is derived from fermented apple juice, it contains probiotics, which help keep your digestive system healthy. Consume on salads or in dips. Avoid drinking it straight as it can cause stomach upset and is acidic to the esophagus and stomach lining.
4. Helps Dry Out a Pimple
Because it’s an antimicrobial, apple cider vinegar can help kill the bacteria in a pimple and help it disappear more quickly. Put some on a cotton ball and dab on the affected area only.
5. Soothes a Mosquito Bite
Scratching too much? Use a cotton swab to apply some apple cider vinegar to help stop the itch. You can also put a couple of cups in a tub of water and soak in it to ease any type of skin itching. Just be sure to moisturize immediately after the bath to avoid drying your skin.
6. Pickles Your Vegetables
You can use about 5 percent vinegar to help pickle your vegetables. Just realize that apple cider vinegar will turn most fruits and vegetables a dark color.
7. Cleans Your Fruits and Veggies
Dilute some vinegar in water and use it to wash your produce clean. It can help reduce the presence of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.
8. Deodorizes Feet
If you’re having trouble with foot odor, apple cider vinegar can help. Mix some in with your bath or footbath to kill bacteria and help feet emerge smelling fresh. You can also pour some vinegar over a pack of moistened wipes like baby wipes or makeup removing wipes, put in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator. Then, wipe feet when needed.
9. Eases Digestion
If you have trouble with digestive issues after eating, vinegar may help. Mix just a small amount — no more than a tablespoon — with a cup of tea, adding some honey for taste if you like, and sip with your meal. You can also add some vinegar to your food courses to help your stomach break down foods more easily. This can help you avoid bloat and constipation.
10. May Help a Little with Weight Loss
Although claims about vinegar and weight loss have been overblown, it can have a slight effect. So far, the only studies we have on it have been small. In one study where participants ingested a beverage containing 15 milliliters of vinegar daily for three months, participants lost 2 to 4 pounds — about 1/3 of a pound a week.
A better approach would be to add vinegar to salads and fish sauces.
11. Helps Fight Dandruff
Add a little vinegar to your hair rinse to help revitalize the scalp, exfoliate and reduce dandruff.
12. Helps Kill Foot Fungus
Vinegar is an antifungal solution, so if you’re struggling with foot or toenail fungus, add some vinegar to your footbath to help support healing.
13. Creates a Good Cleaning Solution
Mix vinegar and baking soda along with a little water and some essential oils, and you’ve got a general antiseptic cleaning solution you can use all over the house. The best thing about it is that it’s nontoxic. A warning, however: Do not use vinegar on marble or granite countertops, as it can cause “etching,” or wearing away of the surface.
14. Banishes Fruit Flies
Some insects are attracted to vinegar. If you have some melons or other fruits out on your countertop, mix some apple cider vinegar in a small bowl with water and dish soap and leave it out. The flies will land, sink and die.
15. Deodorizes a Room
Odors flee in the face of vinegar. Pour the apple cider vinegar into a shallow bowl and place it near the source of the odors. Leave it out until the room smells cleaner again. If you don’t like the smell of the vinegar, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
16. Firms up Poached Eggs
If you like poached eggs but find them challenging to make, add some apple cider vinegar to the water to help the whites firm up faster.
17. Makes Your Garden Grow
You can use vinegar as a fertilizer for some plants, particularly for acid-loving plants like berries, gardenias and azaleas. Dilute in water — 1 ounce for every gallon —and pour onto the soil around the root of each plant.
18. Keeps Ants Away
If you’ve got anthills around or if the little buggers are getting into your home, you can use vinegar to chase them away. Dilute it in water and put it in a sprayer, and then spray the affected areas. You may need to reapply a few times a day for a few days to get rid of them all.
19. Removes Rust
Soak any gardening tools, yard pieces or other rusted items in a vinegar-and-water solution to get rid of the rust. Rinse clean.
20. Kills Weeds and Grass
If you have weeds and grass growing where you don’t want them, you can use a vinegar solution to kill them. Mix vinegar and water, add a little salt, then spray or pour on the affected areas. You may have to reapply a few times, but this makes a nice nontoxic solution.
21. Makes Your Braising Liquid Tangy
Add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your braising pan to add some kick to the flavor of your braised meats and vegetables.
22. Makes Your Flowers Last
If you get flowers for a special occasion or pick them yourself to cheer up your home, add some vinegar and sugar to the vase water to keep the blooms looking fresh longer. Change the solution every five days.
23. Repels Fleas
To keep your furry friends from contracting fleas, mix apple cider vinegar in water and rub the mixture into their skin. It will help repel any pests.
24. Helps Warts Fade
Warts are always unsightly and, although there are many ways to get rid of them, give vinegar a try. Douse a cotton ball in the vinegar, then tape it to the wart and leave it on for a while — anywhere from a few hours to overnight. Do a spot-check on your skin first as vinegar can be too acidic on some people and can cause redness.
25. Creates Great Bone Broth
Add a couple of tablespoons to the pot or slow cooker as it will help pull the nutrients and minerals out of the bones.
26. Cleans Your Toothbrush
Although it’s best not to use vinegar to clean your teeth as it’s too acidic, you can use it to get the germs off your toothbrush. Mix a tablespoon or two of vinegar in about a 1/2 cup water and a couple of teaspoons baking soda. Place the head of the toothbrush in the mixture and let stand for about 30 minutes. Then, rinse well before you use the brush.
27. Sanitizes Your Dishes
Add some vinegar to your dishwater or put some in the dishwasher along with your detergent. The vinegar can help get rid of unwanted bacteria and may even help remove some stains. It can also clean the dishwasher itself, particularly if you have hard water. Pour a cup of vinegar into the empty dishwasher and run it for a short cycle to erase lime and soap buildup.
28. Cleans Your Computers, Tablets, and Phones
All of your technological gadgets harbor germs. Microbiologists took swab tests of several smartphones, tablets, and keyboards and found that they all contained hazardous levels of germs, including staphylococcus and e. coli.
Make sure you always unplug the machines first. Mix equal parts vinegar and water, dampen a clean cloth in the solution, ring the liquid out and wipe down your phone, tablet or computer. You can use cotton swabs to get around the spaces on your keyboard. The mixture also works well for cleaning the surface of your mouse.
Do not use the solution on screens. It can wear down the coating on the screen, which will make visibility worse. For the screen, use a plain microfiber cloth to wipe down or use a screen cleaner made for screens.
29. Shines up Coffee Pots
Add 1 cup vinegar and a few teaspoons of baking soda to your teapot or coffee pot, mix well and let sit or go ahead and bring it to a boil. The mixture will help rid the pots of germs and mineral deposits.
30. Washes Windows
Mix vinegar and water, and then apply to windows with a rag or sponge. Wipe clean with a squeegee.
31. Shines Floors
Add a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water and mop your floor to remove greasy buildup and leave the floor shiny. This works on hardwood, tile, and vinyl. Do not use on stone and ceramic floors.
32. Keeps Jewelry Sparkling
If you’re out of jewelry cleaner, then mix a couple of tablespoons of baking soda, 1/2 cup of vinegar and water as needed to create a solution. Soak the jewelry in the mixture for 2 to 3 hours, and then rinse under cold water. Do not use vinegar to clean pearls as it’s too acidic for them.
33. Unclog Drains
If you’ve got a drain that’s not working, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda and then 1 cup of vinegar down the drain. Be prepared for the mixture to foam up. When the foam is gone, flush the drain with hot water. Leave for 5 minutes, and then flush again with cold water.
34. Perks up Wilting Leaves
If your salad leaves or other leafy vegetables are looking wilted, soak them in cold water with a little vinegar to perk them up.
35. Soothes Poison Ivy
If you’re itching after a hike in the woods, apple cider vinegar can help, particularly if you’ve run across some poison ivy. The vinegar contains potassium, which can help reduce swelling. Add a teaspoon directly to the affected areas a few times a day.
36. Keeps Bugs off Your Flowers
If you have black spots, fungal diseases or pests on your roses and other flowers, mix 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar with 1 gallon of water. Pour the mixture in a garden sprayer and spray the flowers daily.
37. Reduces Odors on Camping Equipment
If your picnic jugs, coolers, and other containers have musty or mildew smells, rinse them with undiluted vinegar, and then wash with soap and water. Vinegar and water also work to clean canvas tents and other canvas materials.
38. Cleans Up After Your Cat
If your cat has an accident in the house, you can add some apple cider vinegar to the water to clean up the carpet or add about 3 tablespoons to your laundry dispenser when washing the item. Be careful as apple cider vinegar can stain some things. Do a spot-check first or choose white vinegar.
39. Livens up Tomato Juice
Add about 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to your tomato juice to give it a bit more zing.
40. Makes Rice Fluffier
When you’re making rice, add about 1 tablespoon vinegar to the rice water while cooking. Your rice will come out perfectly fluffy.
41. Gets the Wrinkles Out of Your Clothes
Instead of buying an antiwrinkle spray, fill a spray bottle with a three-to-one ratio of water to vinegar and spritz on the wrinkles. Let the clothes hang dry. Again, watch out for stains. You may want to use white vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar on light-colored clothes.
42. Get the Stains off Your Furniture
If you’ve got coffee and tea stains on your furniture, use either full-strength vinegar or a strong vinegar-and-water solution to clean the stains.
43. Awaken Your Carpet
Vinegar can help remove orders and bring the carpet threads back to life. Again, watch for stains — spot-check them first. Then, spritz a vinegar and water mix on the carpet, let it sit for about an hour and then vacuum.
44. Shines Cutlery
If the in-laws are coming over, you can shine your cutlery with apple cider vinegar. Soak in a vinegar-and-water solution or wipe down with a rag soaked in vinegar, and then rinse and dry.
45. Create Perfect Hard-boiled Eggs
Add some vinegar to the water before boiling your eggs. It will prevent the shells from breaking.
46. Removes Candle Wax Residue
If your candles drip on your furniture, use a spatula to scrape off the excess, and then add some diluted apple cider vinegar to a dishcloth and rub the residue away.
47. Zaps Bathtub Mildew
Using a one-to-one mixture of vinegar and water — full strength for larger or darker stains — spray the solution on the affected areas and allow to sit for at least an hour, and then rinse. You can also fill the tub with water and 3 cups apple cider vinegar, allow to soak for about 4 hours, and then drain. The stains should be easier to scrub off at that point, and your tub will be germ-free and shiny.
48. Perfects Your Piano Keys
Using a light vinegar-to-water solution, wipe down the piano keys to get rid of grime and germs and shine the keys.
49. Shines Your Scissors
When scissors get sticky or grimy, wipe down the blades with a cloth dipped in full-strength vinegar, and then dry.
50. Cleans Window Blinds
Using white gloves, moisten the fingers in a vinegar-and-hot-water solution, and then slide your fingers across both sides of each slat to clean. Rinse gloves as needed and moisten the fingers again in the solution until every slat is clean.
51. Brightens up Bricks
If you have a fireplace, mantel or other feature made of brick, you can clean and brighten it with vinegar. Dip a cloth into a vinegar and warm water solution — 1 cup vinegar and 1-gallon water — then wipe down.
52. Loosens Stuck Jar Lids
If you can’t get that jar open, hold it upside down and pour warm vinegar around the neck between the glass and the top.
53. Helps with Car Care
Add some vinegar to your windshield wiper reservoir and enjoy shiny glass that’s easier to see through. Check with your owner’s manual first to be sure the acid won’t hurt any of the motor parts. In the winter, wipe your windows down with diluted vinegar to help keep them frost-free.
If you want to remove that old bumper sticker, squirting it with vinegar can help loosen it enough to get it off. Diluted vinegar also makes a good chrome polish.
54. Kills Germs on Cutting Boards
Cutting boards are hotbeds for bacteria, so wipe them down with straight apple cider vinegar regularly to keep them clean.
55. Gets Your Iron Clean
When was the last time you cleaned your iron? You can get rid of scale and buildup with vinegar. Fill the water tank with 1 cup of vinegar and the rest of with water, and then allow it to steam through until the tank is empty.
56. Helps Remove Stains from the Toilet
You don’t have to buy fancy cleaners for the toilet. Pour in 2 cups of apple cider vinegar before you go to bed. Allow to sit overnight to help remove stains. The next morning, scrub away what’s left, and repeat once a week.
57. Freshens Your Microwave
That microwave is likely used a lot and probably not cleaned often enough. Boil a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in the microwave until you see steam on the window. Then, wipe clean the inside with a clean cloth dipped in warm water and dish soap.
58. Gets Rid of Soap Scum on Shower Doors
You know how you get that white buildup on your shower door? Soak a sponge in a strong vinegar-water solution, wipe the door down, and then rinse. If that doesn’t work, try again with full-strength vinegar and wait to rinse for about an hour.
59. Softens Paintbrushes
If you’ve got a paintbrush that’s hard and stiff from old paint, soak it in warm vinegar until it softens and then wash with soap and water.
60. Extends the Life of Condiments
When you get to the bottom of that ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce or salad dressing bottle, add a little apple cider vinegar and swish around to get the last little bit out.
61. Works Well with Garlic
Add peeled cloves of a large garlic bulb to a quart of apple cider vinegar. Allow to soak in the refrigerator for 2 weeks, and then strain and discard the garlic. The remaining solution makes a great flavoring for veggies, salads and cooked meat.
63. Banishes Smoke Odors
If you just quit smoking or have been around a smoker, it can be hard to remove the lingering odors on clothes and in various rooms of the house, and vinegar can help. Fill the bathtub with warm water, add 3 cups vinegar and hang the clothes in the room as close to the steam as you can. It will help get the odors out of your clothes. To remove smoke smells from rooms, set out a bowl filled 3/4 full of vinegar where the smell is strongest. Add a few drops of essential oils to make the scent more inviting.
64. Makes Ink Spots Disappear
If your child went a little crazy with the artwork, wipe the walls down with a vinegar-and-water solution.
65. Deodorizes the Lunchbox
That box can start smelling a little funky after awhile. Pour some vinegar inside and let it stand overnight, then rinse the next morning. If you can’t pour vinegar into the box, use a cloth dipped in vinegar to wipe it down or soak a piece of bread in vinegar and let it sit in the box overnight.
66. Gives the Refrigerator a Lift
Clean your refrigerator with a solution made of equal parts vinegar and water to get rid of odors and bacteria and leave glass surfaces shining.
67. Refreshes Ice Trays
We don’t often think about cleaning these, but they can develop hard-water buildup or stains. Soak in undiluted vinegar for a few hours, and then rinse well.
68. Gets Rid of Shower Curtain Scum
If your shower curtain is feeling slimy, that’s likely soap-scum and bacterial buildup. Use a sponge dampened with vinegar to wipe clean.
69. Helps You See Better
Add some vinegar to a soft cloth and wipe down the lenses of your eyeglasses. You may be amazed at how much it improves your vision.
70. Zaps Cold Sores
Cold sores that form on the outside of the lips can benefit from vinegar. Dab full-strength vinegar on the sore a few times a day to speed healing.
71. Makes Smells Disappear from Your Hands
Cutting up fish or onions can leave your hands so smelly that even soap and water won’t wash it away. Pour some vinegar on your hands then wash with water again to get rid of those odors.
72. Cleans Your CPAP (Sleep Apnea) Machine
Although the risk of infection from your own CPAP machine is low, excess moisture allowed to sit in the tubing or humidifier can create a risk of a fungal or yeast infection. You can avoid any risk by regularly cleaning your machine.
Mix a little vinegar in with your warm soap and water, and then wipe down the surfaces to help disinfect. If you notice calcium deposits in your machine, pour warm vinegar into the reservoir, replace the cap and allow to sit for about an hour. Pour the vinegar out, and then rinse thoroughly.
73. Bakes Yummy Pies and Other Desserts
If that overly sweet taste of some pies and other desserts turns you off, add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the recipe.
74. Serves as a Substitute for Buttermilk
If you’re fresh out of buttermilk, then add about a cup of apple cider vinegar to 1cup of whole milk. Let stand for a few minutes, and then use as directed in the recipe. If you’re a vegan, you can add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to your plant-based milk and let stand, and then use in place of buttermilk in your recipes.
75. Detoxes Your Hair
In time as you wash and style your hair, residue from your shampoo and styling products can build up on the hair strands and scalp. That can create dull-looking hair that’s lost its shine. You can bring the luster back by using vinegar to get rid of that buildup.
Create a solution of apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, honey and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, then apply it to hair and scrub thoroughly. Allow to sit for 2 to 3 minutes, and then rinse. This solution also works well for hair that has been affected by too much chlorine.
76. Eliminates Bugs from the Pantry
Have you noticed moths, ants or other insects getting into your pantry? Fill a small bowl with 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and a couple of drops of liquid detergent. Leave it there for a week. The bugs will be attracted to it and will fall into the bowl and drown.
77. Cleans Can Opener Blades
These hardly ever get cleaned, right? Yet they get dirty over time from all those cans. Dip an old toothbrush in vinegar, and then put the bristles around the side and edge of the wheel. Turn the appliance on and watch the cleaning take place.
78. Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels
Although a healthy diet and exercise are your best approaches to controlling blood sugar, apple cider vinegar may help too. Several studies have shown that drinking it helped lower blood sugar levels. In one 2007 study, researchers consumed either 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or water at bedtime with 1 ounce of cheese. Results showed that they reduced fasting blood sugar levels by 4 percent.
In an earlier study, researchers found that those who consumed 20 grams of apple cider vinegar with 40 grams of water and 1 teaspoon sugar before a high-carbohydrate meal increased their insulin sensitivity by 34 percent.
It’s best to dilute the vinegar in water or tea to protect the esophagus and stomach lining. Do keep in mind that drinking excess amounts of vinegar can decrease potassium in the body.
79. Fades Bruises
You’re going to a wedding, and you don’t want that bruise you got skiing to be so visible. Dap some apple cider vinegar on it and let it sit. It may help fade the discoloration.
80. Lifts Your Baked Goods
If you want fluffy, soft cookies and cakes, add a teaspoon or so of apple cider vinegar to your recipes.
81. Removes Skunk Odors
If your pooch got into a fight with a skunk, let vinegar come to the rescue. Wash your pet’s hair with full-strength vinegar, and then rinse well. You may want to apply a conditioner to the coat afterward to leave hair soft and reduce the risk of dry skin.
82. Takes Grease off Suede
If you dripped some grease on your suede shoes or got some on any other suede items, dip a toothbrush in apple cider vinegar and brush over the grease spot gently to remove the stain.
83. Preserves Nylon Hose
That hose can be so fragile that it tears in a second. To make your hose last longer, add 1 tablespoon vinegar to the rinse water when rinsing.
If your dog develops skin sores or hotspots, spray that skin with a one-to-one ratio of apple cider vinegar and water solution a few times to help the sore dry up and heal.
85. Makes a Good Fly Catcher
If you’re having an outdoor meal or simply have too many flies in the kitchen, put some apple cider vinegar in a jar or glass with a plastic lid. Poke a few holes in the lid big enough to allow air to escape and flies to go in. They’ll be attracted by the vinegar and will become stuck inside the container.
86. Adds Zing to a Cocktail
You can use apple cider vinegar in place of fruit mash syrup in your cocktails. Combine it with apple cider, a little sugar, lemon juice and bourbon. Shake, strain and pour over ice for a refreshing drink.
87. Refreshes the Garbage Disposal
Make some apple cider vinegar ice cubes, and then feed them down the disposal. When you’re finished, flush with cold water.
88. Gets Stains Out of Pots and Pans
Fill the pans with a solution of 3 tablespoons vinegar in a pint of water. Boil until the stains loosen enough to be washed away.
89. Replaces Lemon Juice
If you’re out of lemon juice and the recipe calls for it, use 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar for every teaspoon of lemon juice.
90. Firms Gelatin
To keep your gelatin desserts from sagging, add a teaspoon of vinegar to every box of gelatin used.
91. Cleans Clay Pots
Clay pots that you use for gardening can absorb salt, calcium and other minerals, which can leave them covered in stains. Soak them in 1 cup of vinegar and 4 cups water for about 30 minutes to dissolve.
92. Shines Glassware
To get that soapy film off your glassware, put it all in the dishwasher, and then place a cup of vinegar in the bottom rack. Run for about 5 minutes, then stop and run through the entire cycle.
93. Speeds up Germination in Tough Seeds
Some seeds that are hard to germinate like okra and nasturtiums can use a little help. Soak them overnight in water with a few drops of vinegar, and then plant as normal.
94. Declogs the Shower Head
When your shower isn’t flowing as easily as it once did, unscrew it, remove the rubber washer and soak it in a pot filled with equal parts vinegar and water. Later, bring the pot to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
95. Shines Leather
Clean your leather jackets and other articles with a mixture of vinegar and linseed oil. Rub into the leather and then polish with a soft cloth.
96. Deters Furry Pests
If you have cats in the garden, rabbits in your yard or raccoons hanging around your vegetation, soak a few rags or other items in vinegar and leave them around the perimeter. The smell will deter the pests from coming in. Re-soak every few days until the animals lose interest.
97. Removes Water Lines from Vases
If you want to display your flowers and your vase has old water lines, fill the vase with half water and half vinegar and soak for about an hour. Rinse clean.
98. Helps Fade Age Spots
Mix equal parts onion juice and vinegar and apply directly to the age spots every night. Continue for a few weeks to fade. Alternatively, you can try just the vinegar by itself. Realize that the solution may be drying, so follow with a moisturizer once the solution dries on the skin.
99. Eliminates Gunk from Outdoor Baths and Fountains
If you have outdoor birdbaths or fountains, apple cider vinegar can help you keep them clean and smelling nice while cutting down on bacteria and algae growth. The vinegar can also help get rid of buildup so your fountain continues to spray properly. Scrub the baths with vinegar and water or soak to eliminate mineral buildup.
100. Removes Lime Deposits
Heat vinegar to boiling, and then pour over the affected features.
101. Makes Vegan Cheese More Like Original Cheese
If your vegan cheese lacks the sharpness of the real thing, blend in 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to every 4-cup batch to make it taste better.
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