Ask Aunt Laura – Distilled White Vinegar is Magic in a Bottle

 

There are endless uses for distilled white vinegar – from cooking with it to giving your hair extra shine to disinfecting your counters.

At a cost of a couple of pennies per use, this is the biggest bang for your buck as well as a safe and non-toxic way to keep your home clean.

(Many thanks to Zenith and Misty who insisted on being part of the production).

 


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Chad Haering
Chad Haering
2 months ago

Hi Laura,

Just a note: vinegar is not an effective disinfectant. If you use 2X strength vinegar (6% acetic acid) with a dwell time of 30 min, you will get some sanitation (not complete disinfection), but otherwise, it’s not even close to using a quaternary ammonium cleaner or a weak bleach solution – especially for food contact surfaces.

otherwise, great video

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Chad Haering

Great info Chad! You are correct, vinegar will not disinfect to the degree that a bleach solution will, especially when it comes to areas that may have been contaminated with food/meats such as a cutting board. Thanks for the clarification!

Joseph R Piantedosi
Joseph R Piantedosi
2 months ago

Here is another great use for it: Mix one gallon of white vinegar with two cups of Epsom Salt and 1/4 cup of Dawn detergent and shake well. Put it in a spray bottle and use it to kill weeds. Works just as good as Roundup.

Laura Bullock
Laura Bullock
2 months ago

Thanks Joe! Another excellent use and non-toxic too!

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