How To: 13 Unexpected Uses for Vinegar You've Probably Never Heard Of

13 Unexpected Uses for Vinegar You've Probably Never Heard Of

We all know that distilled white vinegar is great as a general non-toxic cleaning solution and for deodorizing funky smelling rooms, but did you know that vinegar is also great for curing hiccups, deterring ants from invading your home, relieving jellyfish stings, and testing the alkalinity of your garden soil?

Vinegar is also great for unwrinkling clothing, increasing the potency of your dishwashing soap, and keeping your egg whites congealed when you are poaching eggs in the kitchen. When it comes to a common, cheap household product with a million uses, vinegar is probably only rivaled by the all-mighty baking soda.

What are your favorite uses for distilled white vinegar? Share with us!

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I've heard that a spray bottle of vinegar and water will help in breaking up dog fights. I haven't been able to test it out as the dogs have been good. but I have one handy as I don't want them hurting each other.

Good to know! Thanks for sharing.

Apple vinegar, when applied to a viscious first-degree sunburn, pulls the pain out of the burn realitively quick, and prevents it from blistering :) When used daily for sunburn reducing, it also leaves the area nice and tan ;) (perfect for us fair skinned redheads that burn to a crisp and become white as a ghost again).

Note: not recommended for a burn greater than first degree. From personal experience, if the area blisters within the first 5-8 hours (2nd degree), steep teabags in a bag of water, soak a towel or rag in said tea, then apply to burnt area for relief.

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