We have 10 vinegar uses you will love. These ideas are frugal and will help you all around the house with so many different things.

Bottle of white vinegar.

Vinegar Uses

Lately we have been talking about how you can use regular items around your house to do more than you might think. Vinegar is cheap and has so many uses around the house.

However, you can use it for much more than just dinner. Instead of buying expensive products to do other things, try vinegar.

What Can vinegar be used for?

If you haven’t been using vinegar around the house, you should be! It is amazing what this one little ingredient can do.

From washing fruit to cleaning the bathtub and even uses for your pet, vinegar can be used for so many different areas of your life.

What type of vinegar is best for household use? White vinegar is suggested for cleaning and household use.

Keep reading to learn all about the many uses of vinegar.

Bottle of white vinegar.

10 amazing uses of vinegar

1. Clean Your Bath with Baking Soda and Vinegar:

The bath can get quite dirty after much use and a lot of neglect. You can clean your bath quick and easy with both baking soda and vinegar.

Just give dirty areas and soap scum a good dusting of baking soda, follow with vinegar, and scrub vigorously with a sponge while the mixture fizzes away. Rinse any leftovers with water.

Make sure you have a window open so those fumes can go somewhere. Also, check out our posts for more clever things you can do with baking soda and vinegar together.

2. White vinegar uses for skin – Clear up and Prevent Bruises:

All of us have suffered a nasty fall of some kind and those bruises can become extremely sore after a while. However, you can make all those nasty black-and-blues go away.

Just soak some cotton gauze or clean cloth in a few tablespoons of white vinegar, apply it to the bruised area, and let it sit for around an hour.

3. How to use vinegar in laundry

Vinegar is an easy way to brighten your laundry. You have a choice and can spend a pretty penny on some fancy “all-color, stain-fighting, super-effective” bleach, or you can spend a couple of bucks on some plain, white vinegar.

Just add ½ a cup of undiluted white vinegar to the water in your washing machine rinse cycle to reinvigorate and brighten all the colors in all of your laundry loads.

This includes reds, blues, greens, yellows, blacks, and whites! This is probably my favorite tip!

Vinegar is also a great way to quickly and easily remove odors from laundry. If your clothes are not smelling fresh and you smell odors or mildew, vinegar will take care of it. Add add a cup of distilled white vinegar to the laundry in hot water and all bad odors will be removed.

4. Hot Vinegar Drain Cleaner:

Is the sink not draining as quick as usual? Chances are it’s probably a little clogged up by grime and such.

All you need to do is pour roughly a quarter of a cup of vinegar and a quarter of a cup of baking soda down your drain. Wait a little more than 15 minutes, and then follow it all down the drain with hot clean water (preferably boiling water).

You will be amazed what this vinegar and baking soda can do! Make sure to have a few paper towels handy for spills and easy clean up.

Bottle of white vinegar.

5. Frost-Proof Your Windows:

We’ve all had to wait that dreaded 5 minutes every winter morning while the windows defrost. You can keep that frost off your windows with this easy tip.

Spray a solution that’s 3 parts white vinegar and 1 part cold water on your car windows every few weeks.

6. Deodorizer:

Do you hate having to hold your breath when opening your trunk to put the groceries away? Or maybe that musty old closet is getting to be a little too unbearable? You can freshen up the smell of these places quite easily!

All you need to do is give a slice of white bread a soak in some white vinegar, place the soggy piece of bread on a plate, and keep it in that closet or trunk for a night.

Things will start smelling good again in no time! It also helps to remove smoke odors.

7. Vinegar uses in food – Clean Fresh Produce:

Whether you are the gardening type or you just took a stroll through the produce section at your local supermarket, you never know what’s clinging to the surface of your fresh fruits and vegetables. If you’re not feeling safe about your food, you can always try using vinegar.

Wash the produce with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar mixed with 1 ½ quarts of plain water for a nice, bacteria-cleansing wash. It is so easy and works great.

8. Clean Rust Off of Old Tools:

You can clean up old rusty tools real easy with full strength white vinegar.  Simply, submerge them in some plain white vinegar for a couple of days until the rust is all gone.

Pour a couple of cups of vinegar and watch this rust disappear. This is so easy and a really great way to have your tools looking good as new.

9. Streak-less window cleaner:

If you have some vinegar, water, and dish soap lying around, you can make a window cleaner that outperforms most others.

Combine 2 cups of water, ¼ of a cup of plain white vinegar, and ½ a teaspoon of your favorite dish soap/detergent. Pour the white vinegar mixture into a spray bottle.

You will have clean, clear windows in no time at all with this easy vinegar solution.

10. Keep Pests off your Pets:

You can keep those bugs away by filling a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water and applying it to your dog or cat’s coat before rubbing it in. This is a great way to avoid chemicals and treat your pets all naturally!

I like to use the vinegar and 2 tablespoons water to dilute smell.

11. Remove Hard Water Stains

You can use vinegar to remove hard water stains and mineral deposits. Combine 1 cup white vinegar and 1 cup water into a spray bottle.

Spray the tub or sink with the stains. It can also be used to clean the toilet bowl.

Allow to sit for 20 to 25 minutes and then scrub. Rinse off and repeat if needed.

Not only is this great for the tub but to clean the shower head. You can add 1 cup full strength vinegar to a gallon size ziplock bag. Attach to your shower head and secure with a rubber band.

After about an hour, it should do the trick. You can scrub any remaining deposits, but it should be very little after soaking.

Learn how to clean shower head in a few easy steps.

Bottles of vinegar next to measuring cup.

What are your favorite uses for vinegar?

There are so many uses and it really is such an inexpensive ingredient that does lots of amazing things.  From cleaning to your skin and the pets and more!

Who knew one ingredient could do so much.  I love learning new ways to give my family natural products. Avoid those over priced products and try these vinegar uses instead.

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  1. Thank you for giving us all these good tips about white vinegar and all its uses. one thing i know is that, vinegar is good to fight bad odor on feet, also to fight fongus on feet and toe nails.
    Thanks again, I just started reading Pinterest.
    Juanita, Az

  2. It’s also really good for sunburn. Any time I’ve gotten too red, I soak the area in vinegar and it’s tan by the next day. No soreness or itchiness to contend with.

  3. very helpful information. Following this blog from last few months and I find the information very good
    Keep sharing helpful information

  4. I love your posts about u ses for vinegar ! I have one for you . Those tiny little Gnats that bug you will be gone in a day if you put a few tablespoons of vinegar in a small glass then cover with plastic wrap with one tiny hole from a toothpick . They go in for the liquid and cannot climb back out ! Works great ! Anyw ay, Thank you . 💋