Incredible Other Uses For Vinegar That Might Change Your Life (2023)

Vinegar is regularly used in cooking, and comes with a string of health benefits when it’s consumed in combination with healthy food. From helping to lower blood glucose levels, to making your skin glow and assisting with weight loss management, it is a very unique and special condiment. Because it is made up of acetic acid and trace compounds — produced from the fermentation of ethanol or sugars — it actually has many other uses over and above its culinary prowess. On top of it being studied as a remedy for anything from minor ailments to chronic diseases, there are some other day-to-day uses that you might not have come across yet. These can be life-changing, so take a look at them here, and see what you might be able to incorporate into your routine at home.

Cleaning Dishes and Dishwasher Maintenance

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Cleaning Dishes And Dishwasher Maintenance

Even though it isn’t complicated to get your hands on dish soap or dishwasher tablets, vinegar can be a great substitute to use on days when you’re running low on either. Vinegar is strong enough to work its way through grease and can even help to clear up any clogs in your dishwasher, especially after prolonged use. Don’t be shy about running an empty cycle with a cup of vinegar from time to time to help maintain the machine and increase its lifespan.

Keeping Car Windows Sparkling

If you own a car, you’ll know all about how hard it can be to keep it clean all the time. If you’re used to driving long distances in the week, you may even encounter tough grime on your windows that can’t be removed with basic soap. Adding a bit of vinegar on the surface along with a sufficient scrub should help to do the trick. Because vinegar is quite acidic, it will take care of the problem in no time.

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Keeping Car Windows Sparkling

Garbage Disposal Management

Garbage disposals are a great addition to your kitchen. Nobody ever talks about the odors that come out of it, especially after prolonged use. It’s not exactly ideal to have to stick your hand down there to try to remove something that might have gotten stuck and is rotting away. Vinegar can help make this easier and safer. Freeze ice cubes with a lemon, one part vinegar and one part water. Drop two of these down the disposal when it needs some extra maintenance, and the foul smell will go away for good.

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Garbage Disposal Management

Softer Feet

We don’t always have all the time in the world to treat ourselves to a visit to the salon or spa. If you’re after softer feet and a relaxing experience, try a vinegar pedicure. Dry soak your feet in a mixture of mouthwash and vinegar to help get rid of any dead skin. Soaking your feet for just fifteen minutes will also make them feel softer, and give you that confidence boost to take on the week of challenges ahead in your schedule.

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Softer Feet

Pet Flea Killer

Dogs are very likely to attract fleas during their day to day meandering, which can often mean that these critters make their way into your sparkling clean home. Flea shampoo can be very expensive, so why not try vinegar as an alternative to get rid of your pets fleas? All you need is one part apple cider vinegar and one part water, combined in a spray bottle. This is an easy way to tell fleas (and other pests) to “keep away” when it comes to your beloved pet’s furry coat.

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Pet Flea Killer

Fluffing Up Towels

Over time, most towels use their shine and fluff, especially if they are used by multiple members of the household. A few stints in the dryer can also make them lose the softness that you bought them for in the first place. To freshen them up, add a cup of vinegar to the cycle with your next wash. You’ll be surprised at how fluffy this will make your towels yet again. Don’t try this for other fabrics, as it may have a different effect on them.

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Fluffing Up Towels

Vinegar as a Bruise Healer

We’ve all had bumps and scrapes, as getting around in the world often involves unforeseen accidents. Dark bruises can be quite awful to have, and to look at. The next time you have one, try using a paper towel that has been distilled in white vinegar on the affected area. This should help it to heal a little faster, and the bruise should disappear quicker than it might have under normal circumstances. You’ll be trying this over and over again in future.

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Vinegar As A Bruise Healer

Fruit Preservation

The next time you buy fresh fruit from the grocer, try to wash them in a warm water and half a cup of vinegar. The idea is to let them come into contact with the solution, so let the fruit or vegetables sit in the solution for about ten minutes. Give them a good rinse before you place them in the fridge. The vinegar not only rids them of any pollutants, but also helps to keep them fresher for longer. The extra time will help you save a lot of money in the long run.

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Fruit Preservation

Stain Remover

Even if you’re the most careful person on the planet, you’re bound to get a stain on your clothing from time to time. A lot of people try scrubbing first, which usually makes the problem even worse. The next time this happens, try rubbing some vinegar on the affected area. It won’t get rid of the stain right away, but throwing it into the wash right after is bount to do the trick. It will be good as new in no time at all.

Preserving Fresh Flowers

Everybody loves receiving flowers, but nobody talks about the fact that they only live for a short amount of time, before you have to toss them out. They start dying as soon as they are cut from their original plant. If you add two tablespoons of vinegar, as well as one of sugar to the water, you may extend the life of the bunch for a couple of extra days. Considering what flowers cost these days, we should all be doing this all the time.

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Preserving Fresh Flowers

DIY Shampoo

If you’re usually first in line to buy a special shampoo, especially if you have an oily hair problem, you may be able to get away with a DIY vinegar shampoo to help. Cleansing your roots with a unique shampoo can set you back a pretty penny, but mixing one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water could do the trick for a much smaller financial investment. Let the solution sit in your hair for at least five minutes, and repeat the process daily until you reach the desired result.

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DIY Shampoo

Fix Scratched DVDs & CDs

Not a lot of people still rely on CDs and DVDs these days, but if you have an old collection that you’re still very fond of, you can keep it in tip-top shape by using vinegar to help get rid of any extra scratches. All you need to do is to wipe the bottom of the disc with a vinegar-soaked cloth and it should help to avoid skipping when it is in its specific player.

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Fix Scratched DVDs CDs

Anti Fruit Fly Concoction

Fruit flies are never welcome in anybody’s home. They love hovering around the kitchen, hoping to find something to sit down on and to eat. At the same time, they spread diseases from moving around so much. Even just a small jar of apple cider vinegar (topped up with a few dollops of dish soap) will be irresistible to them, and they will end up in the solution. You won’t have to worry about them bothering you again for the rest of the day.

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Anti Fruit Fly Concoction

The Odor Destroyer

Bad odors are a part of life. It might not be the case that you have this problem all the time, but when an unsavory smell pops up, you definitely should do what you can to mask it. Take a bit of vinegar and mix it into a slice of white bread, until the whole thing is immersed. Place the boal in the smelly area, and over the next day you will have a fresher smelling home.

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The Odor Destroyer

Clothing Mildew Disruptor

Wet clothes that have been bundled up for an extended period develop a mildew smell that can be particularly nasty to get out of the fabric. Luckily, it’s vinegar to the rescue once again, helping to cut down the time it takes to get your clothes to smell like their usual self. All it takes is a single washing load with half a cup of white vinegar and a few drops of essential oil. The rest takes care of itself from there.

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Clothing Mildew Disruptor

Buffing Wood Furniture Scratches

Here’s a use that few people are aware of. If you have scratches on your wood furniture, try a little bit of apple cider vinegar with iodine in a bowl. Spread this mixture across the scratches, and watch it buff out the problem in no time. If you’ve got a darker wood, try a higher concentration of iodine to get to the desired result. If you have very expensive furniture, always ask the manufacturer if this mixture will work for your particular type of wood first, as a safety precaution.

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Buffing Wood Furniture Scratches

Soothing Sunburn

A day of fun in the sun can often leave you with sore, sensitive and painful burns on the skin. It’s never a bad idea to wear sunscreen, but on the off chance that you can forget you can try a bit of apple cider vinegar stored in the fridge to cool, to help soothe your skin. Be gentle and go slowly, so as not to inflame the skin. This may also minimize peeling, and moisturize the skin better than other after sun solutions can.

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Soothing Sunburn

Reducing Clothing Creases

Ironing can be hard work, especially if you have a big family. As it turns out, vinegar can be used to help clothing creases after items have been in the wash. This is especially the case for more delicate garments that can’t just be thrown into the dryer. A spray bottle with a tablespoon of white vinegar, hair conditioner and two cups of water can help with relaxing the fibers and reducing wrinkles on your clothes.

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Reducing Clothing Creases

Streakless Windshield Wipers

We’ve already mentioned how good vinegar is for cleaning car windows. If your window wipers are starting to lose their effectiveness, especially after years of use, they may start to stick and streak a little. They might even smear dirt across the window, defeating their very purpose. Although it’s always good to get them replaced at this stage, a bit of distilled white vinegar spread across the rubber will have them working well again in the interim.

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Streakless Windshield Wipers

Sore Throat Remedy

Vinegar might be useful in the kitchen and when you’re doing laundry, but drinking it outside of a cooked dish might be taking things a step too far. Some people have had luck with a solution of hot water and a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a bid to help treat the early stages of a sore throat. You can even add some honey if it will help to make it more palatable. Try it once, and remember to go to the doctor if you don’t feel better after a few days.

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Sore Throat Remedy

Dust-Free Computers and Laptops

These days, people use computers and laptops more than they use other devices, especially when it comes to their workweek. Dust is always a problem, and can creep into fans and other hard to reach areas of the machine. A vinegar mixture can help to get rid of extra stubborn dust. Remember to turn off the machine first, and to wipe slowly and gently, avoiding contact with the motherboard and other crucial components affecting its performance levels.

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Dust Free Computers And Laptops

Removing Furniture Rings

Nobody can say that seeing a large water ring on a piece of wood furniture is a good thing. Coasters are the best way to protect this from happening, but some guests may not have been raised to use them. If you notice a water ring after a night with friends, throw together a mixture of vinegar and olive oil (in equal parts). With a soft cloth, move with the grain and take a different cloth to give it a second wipe.

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Removing Furniture Rings

Get Rid of Old Bumper Stickers

If you’re buying a second hand car, there’s a good chance that the previous owner might leave a bumper sticker or two on it before handing you the keys. They can be impossible to remove after a few years, but trying undiluted, distilled vinegar on the top and sides of the sticker (and soaking for fifteen minutes) should help the stubborn glue to start to release from the bumper. The area will be good as new again in no time.

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Get Rid Of Old Bumper Stickers

DIY Dusting Spray

Although vinegar has many cleaning uses, it can also be used to prevent dust from entering into your space in the first place. Try a quarter cup of water, a few drops of lemon flavored essential oil as well as two teaspoons of olive oil in areas most prone to dust. You’ll not only add a shine to the surface, but because dust won’t stick to these areas anymore, your cleaning time will be cut in half too.

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DIY Dusting Spray

“Do It All” Cleaning Spray

Cleaning companies have come a long way since the days of selling toxic chemicals without thinking about the environmental or health impacts. These days, some products sold in supermarkets still test those boundaries regularly. A vinegar cleaning spray can be a great alternative that is not only good for your health and your home, but helps to protect the environment too. As you try and test various combinations of vinegar and water that work for you, you’ll land on the perfect “do it all” spray in no time at all.

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Do It All Cleaning Spray

Toilet Tank Freshener

Toilet bowls get all the attention when it comes to cleaning, but when was the last time you cleaned your toilet tank? Dirt and grime are just as likely to show up in this area, which is why having a vinegar solution handy to keep it sanitary can be a big help. Add a cup of vinegar to the water and let it do it’s a thing as the next few times you flush. If it sounds simple enough, it’s because it truly is.

Garden Weed Destroyer

Who would have thought that you can use vinegar outside of the home too? If your garden is facing a flurry of weeds popping up, it’s good to know that you don’t have to turn to chemicals in order to keep them under control. Chemicals can also negatively affect your health, as well as that of your beloved pet. Use vinegar as a weed destroyer on its own, or try a combination with a tablespoon of dish soap and a cup of salt.

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Garden Weed Destroyer

Unclogging Drains

Drains all over the house are prone to clogging from time to time, especially if you have more than two people living in the space. Some gunk seems like it can only be removed by industrial solvents. Before trying these, give vinegar a go as an alternative. Start by pouring boiling water down the drain first, followed by a cup of baking soda. Next, add a cup of vinegar. Let it sit for ten minutes, and the reaction should do the trick.

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Unclogging Drains

Microwave Cleaner

It’s safe to say that microwaves are one of the best modern-day inventions out there. Owning one can save you a lot of trouble, but can also be quite difficult to clean. Stubborn grime that builds up over time (especially if you don’t clean it regularly) can be removed by using a distilled vinegar mixture in water. Heat it up in the microwave, so the steam touches all corners of the appliance. Next, wipe it down with the mixture for maximum cleaning effect.

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Microwave Cleaner

Restoring a Burned Pan

If you spend enough time preparing meals, it’s likely that you would have run into trouble with keeping a pan on the stove a little too long from time to time. A burned pan might feel like a kitchen nightmare at first, but as it turns out, it’s relatively easy to clean with a little bit of vinegar. Boil a mixture of vinegar and water inside the pan, and add two tablespoons of baking powder once it has cooled. Let it sit for a few minutes, and grab a scour to get rid of the burned areas.

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Restoring A Burned Pan

At Home Tile Cleaner

By now, you will have realized just how powerful vinegar can be outside of its primary use in cooking. If you have bathroom tiles that are starting to look a little worse for wear, all you need to do is to mix half a cup of vinegar with a bucket of warm water. This solution will help to make the scrubbing process as easy as possible, and even the most stubborn of grime won’t stand a chance against your at home tile cleaner.

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At Home Tile Cleaner

Plaque Cleaner

Although this isn’t backed by science yet, some people have had success with whitening their teeth by using vinegar. Start by brushing your teeth with a toothbrush dipped in white vinegar once every seven days and repeating the process for a month. Surface plaque will be cleaned away, leaving room to show off your teeth in all their glory. Don’t expect miracle results, and consult your dentist immediately if you start to have any kind of adverse reaction.

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Plaque Cleaner

Unpleasant Smell Remover

Sometimes, unpleasant smells will arise from the strangest of places in the home. If you have rats in the roof, for instance, you may wake up one morning with a dreadful smell coming from the ceiling (indicating that one had died, and it’s probably a good time to call the exterminators). Vinegar used in combination with a few drops of lemon essential oil can be a champion unpleasant smell remover, leaving the area fresh and keeping the family happy in the process.

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Unpleasant Smell Remover

Soothe Mosquito Bites

Anybody that has spent a night dealing with a couple of relentless mosquitoes will know how annoying it can be to have to deal with their bites when you’re trying to sleep. If you can’t seem to get close enough to kill the pest, you might want to consider a solution of vinegar to help soothe their itchy and uncomfortable bites. Try a vinegar soaked cotton ball dabbed gently on the affected area for instant relief.

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Soothe Mosquito Bites

Carpet Stain Remover

If you have pets or young kids, carpet stains are a given. It can be difficult to clean these effectively, especially if you’re not keen to expose yourself and other members of the family to harsh chemicals in the process. A mixture of two tablespoons of vinegar alongside a quarter cup of salt (or baking powder) can do the trick of removing tough stains from carpets in no time at all. Let it dry after you’ve applied it, and then use the vacuum to get rid of any remaining residue.


What is the uses of vinegar in our daily life? ›

White vinegar typically consists of 4–7% acetic acid and 93–96% water. It can be used for cooking, baking, cleaning and weed control and may aid weight loss and lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

What cool things can you do with vinegar? ›

44 things to do with vinegar
  • Kill weeds. Spray full-strength on growth until weeds have starved.
  • Kill unwanted grass on walks and driveways.
  • Increase soil acidity. ...
  • Deter ants. ...
  • Polish car chrome. ...
  • Remove skunk odour from a dog. ...
  • Keep cats away. ...
  • Keep dogs from scratching their ears.
11 Apr 2016

Does vinegar have any medicinal value? ›

Vinegar contains polyphenols, plant chemicals that have an antioxidant effect that may protect cells from oxidative stress, a possible stimulator of tumor growth. Cell and mouse studies suggest that vinegar may prevent the growth of cancer cells or cause tumor cells to die.

Can you put vinegar in your hair? ›

Science supports the use of apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse. It could help strengthen hair and improve luster by lowering hair and scalp pH. It may also keep pesky scalp infections and itchiness at bay.

What is the most useful vinegar? ›

1. Red Wine Vinegar. This is a great all-purpose vinegar to have around. We use it in salad dressings, marinades, and to give soups a little twang!

What happens when you pour vinegar on bread? ›

It removes the odors! What is this? But it doesn't just work in garbage cans, you can put it anywhere you have smelly odors (maybe your teenage boy's room?). The vinegar and bread will help “soak up” those awful, stinky smells and leave that area smelling so fresh and so clean-clean.

What can I do with the mother in my vinegar? ›

Once you have a vinegar mother you have the ability to turn almost any alcohol into vinegar. To make vinegar you can transfer the vinegar mother to wine, cider, beer or spirits that have been diluted correctly and the vinegar mother will turn the alcohol into vinegar.

How can vinegar help you lose weight? ›

The amount of apple cider vinegar used for weight loss is 1–2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) per day, mixed with water. It is best to spread this out into 2–3 doses throughout the day, and it may be best to drink it before meals.

Is vinegar good for infection? ›

Similarly, experts caution against using vinegar as a household disinfectant against human pathogens because chemical disinfectants are more effective. Vinegar can keep bacteria at bay, but the concentration of acid in vinegar isn't going to inhibit growth of bacteria as well as other, stronger cleaning solutions.

Is vinegar good for your feet? ›

Benefits of soaking your feet in vinegar. Vinegar can protect against bacteria, fungi, and other harmful microbes, so putting it into a foot soak could have potential benefits for the feet. It is simple to make in a 1 part vinegar, 2 part water solution.

Is vinegar good for liver? ›

Apple Cider Vinegar

Incredible detoxification actions of ACV work to flush out the harmful toxins from the liver that hinders its normal functions. Studies discloses that regular intake of ACV promotes weight loss, diminishes cholesterol levels, lessen inflammation, and uplift the overall health of the liver.

What does salt and vinegar do together? ›

The combination of salt and vinegar creates sodium acetate and hydrogen chloride. This chemical reaction will take an old penny and shine it like new.

What does drinking straight vinegar do? ›

"Never drink vinegar straight. It is a potent acid that can be dangerous if aspirated, may cause burns to the tender tissue of the mouth and esophagus, and can lead to tooth erosion," registered dietitian and Food Network personality Ellie Krieger wrote for the Washington Post.

What happens if you leave vinegar in your hair overnight? ›

You can also leave it in your hair overnight! If you leave it in, it will help prevent tangles. Since it restores your scalp's pH level, it will also help and prevent an itchy scalp.

What does vinegar do to haircolor? ›

A Vinegar Rinse Protects Your Colour

Vinegar rinses add body and prevent colour fade. If you have colour-treated hair, vinegar can prevent it from fading. "The vinegar seals the cuticle of the hair and doesn't allow the colour to run out," says Tony.

Does vinegar help thinning hair? ›

“No matter what you do with it, ACV will not cure or treat hair loss. The reason it is often linked with hair care is because it is an ancient remedy for making hair shine and treating dandruff that is said to have been favoured by the Romans.

Which vinegar is best for weight loss? ›

Proponents of apple cider vinegar claim that it has numerous health benefits and that drinking a small amount or taking a supplement before meals helps curb appetite and burn fat.

Which vinegar is best for skin? ›

Apple cider vinegar can be used in skin care as a toner, face wash, and even a spot treatment. The use of an apple cider vinegar toner, specifically, may help to tighten the skin and protect it from harmful environmental elements.

Is vinegar good for your stomach? ›

1. It helps support good digestion and our immune systems. Studies show that fermented foods, like vinegar, inhibit the enzymes that help you digest starch, leaving enough starch to feed and encourage the growth of healthy gut bacteria--which is what you want (think better digestion and stronger immune systems).

What happens when you mix vinegar with flour? ›

If you put a few drops of vinegar to flour there will be no visible reaction other than the vinegar just rolling off and the flour getting wet. If you put a few drops of iodine to flour it will turn a dark purple. If you try the heat test to flour it will start to turn brown, then black as you burn it.

What happens when you put paper in vinegar? ›

Vinegar is an acid. This weakens the paper and stays on it, even after the liquid has dried and can no longer be seen. When you heat the paper, the acid burns or turns brown faster than the rest of the paper, revealing the hidden words or markings.

Can you put vinegar in your toilet tank? ›

Vinegar is a great toilet cleaning solution. Not only is it free of chemicals and naturally antibacterial, it's also an acid, so it will remove minor lime and calcium deposits. All you need to do is pour a couple cups of vinegar in your tank and let it sit for an hour or so, then scrub and flush to rinse.

Should you shake vinegar with the mother? ›

Unlike the filtered vinegar, unfiltered vinegar contains sediment which is referred to as “the mother,” a leftover bacteria from the fermentation process, similar to sediment in kombucha. Hence, you first gotta shake the bottle to get the complete organic liquid mixed up. So, shake it, then you make it!

Can bacteria grow in vinegar? ›

A vinegar mother is just bacteria that feeds on alcoholic liquids, and the fact that one developed in your vinegar just means that there were some sugars or alcohol that weren't completely fermented in the vinegar process.

Can vinegar mother be eaten? ›

In this process, the mother does not form on the surface of the vinegar like in the traditional “slow” process but is rather produced in the vinegar as small globules as a result of bacteria fermentation. Can you eat the mother? Of course, it is harmless.

How can I lose my lower belly fat in 2 weeks? ›

But there are some things you can do to speed up the process.
  1. Accept that your behaviors will adjust. ...
  2. Eat more fiber. ...
  3. Walk every day. ...
  4. Begin strength training. ...
  5. Embrace healthy fats. ...
  6. Load up on protein. ...
  7. Okay, now you can do some crunches. ...
  8. Try to limit your stress.
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How much vinegar should you drink a day to lose weight? ›

The most widely quoted study of humans is a 2009 trial of 175 people who consumed a drink containing 0, 1, or 2 tablespoons of vinegar each day. After three months, those who consumed vinegar had modest weight loss (2 to 4 pounds) and lower triglyceride levels than those who drank no vinegar.

What does a vinegar bath do for females? ›

It has powerful antimicrobial properties that may help ease skin infections and soothe irritation. As a mild acid, ACV may also help restore the natural pH balance of your skin. This helps your skin keep moisture in and irritants out.

What happens when you soak your feet in apple cider vinegar? ›

Due to apple cider vinegar's antibacterial properties, it can help neutralize the odor-causing bacteria on your feet. While it's totally normal and healthy that your body is covered with an array of bacteria and other microbes—collectively called the skin microbiome—sometimes that bacteria can get out of balance.

Can vinegar fight bacteria? ›

Acetic acid (a.k.a. white vinegar) can act as a disinfectant that can destroy some bacteria and viruses. Studies confirming vinegar's antibacterial properties: Household natural sanitizers like lemon juice and vinegar reduced the number of pathogens to undetectable levels.

Is vinegar good for toenail fungus? ›

The antifungal properties also make vinegar soaks a good idea for people who have toenail fungus. Soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes daily in a vinegar bath until the infection subsides.

Which vinegar is best for toenail fungus? ›

Apple cider vinegar is a popular remedy for toenail fungus due to its antifungal properties. If you want to treat your fungus using ACV, you can soak your feet in a mixture of warm water and the vinegar for about 15 minutes, twice a day.

What happens when you mix Epsom salt and vinegar? ›

Vinegar and Epsom salt would not create anything. Vinegar and zinc, though, would create hydrogen.

What can I drink to repair my liver? ›

11 Foods That Are Good for Your Liver
  • Coffee. Coffee is one of the best beverages you can drink to promote liver health. ...
  • Tea. ...
  • Grapefruit. ...
  • Blueberries and cranberries. ...
  • Grapes. ...
  • Prickly pear. ...
  • Beetroot juice. ...
  • Cruciferous vegetables.

Is apple cider vinegar good for arthritis? ›

Some people believe that apple cider vinegar contains anti-inflammatory properties that would aid in the symptoms of arthritis, however, this has not been proven in humans. There is not enough evidence to show that apple cider vinegar is an effective treatment for any symptoms relating to arthritis.

What happens if you mix vinegar and sugar? ›

There is no appreciable sugar reaction with vinegar, which contains a dilute solution of acetic acid, CH3C=O(OH). Most white vinegar is about 5 percent acetic acid and about 95 percent water, so you can imagine how tart its taste might be without this dilution factor.

What happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda? ›

When baking soda is mixed with vinegar, something new is formed. The mixture quickly foams up with carbon dioxide gas. If enough vinegar is used, all of the baking soda can be made to react and disappear into the vinegar solution.

What happens when you put copper in vinegar? ›

When the vinegar and salt dissolve the copper-oxide layer, they make it easier for the copper atoms to join oxygen from the air and chlorine from the salt to make a blue-green compound called malachite.

What will happen if you mix vinegar and milk? ›

The vinegar and milk react to form curds (a solid) and whey (a liquid). These curds cannot be returned to vinegar and milk.

What happens when you mix vinegar and dish soap? ›

“Vinegar is a good cleaner because it's acidic, but when you add dishwashing liquid/dish soap to it (which is a base or neutral) - you neutralise the vinegar. You take away the very thing that makes it work well. “The dishwashing liquid works that well on its own. Adding the vinegar is a pointless step.”

What happens if you mix hydrogen peroxide and vinegar? ›

Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar

Combining them creates peracetic acid, which is potentially toxic and can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.

Is white vinegar good for high blood pressure? ›

Vinegar and garlic, while healthy foods, do not help control your blood pressure. During ancient times, both vinegar and garlic acquired reputations as curatives, able to allow people to live longer, healthier lives. These reputations have continued to modern times.

How does white vinegar reduce belly fat? ›

In humans, research shows that taking 1–2 tablespoons (15–30 ml) of vinegar per day may help reduce belly fat and blood triglyceride levels — two additional risk factors for heart disease ( 14 ).

How do you feel after drinking vinegar? ›

Human and animal studies have found that apple cider vinegar and acetic acid may decrease appetite and promote feelings of fullness, leading to a natural reduction in calorie intake ( 8 , 9 ). However, one controlled study suggests that in some cases, appetite and food intake may decrease due to indigestion.

› Health Information ›

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Vinegar has been used in a wide variety of cuisines either to add flavor to dishes or preserve foods for a long. Various kinds of vinegar are available in the m...

What can I mix with vinegar? ›

The most common vinegar cleaning solution contains one cup of vinegar mixed with one cup of warm water. Warm water helps to dissolve grease and hard water spots more quickly. People who are filling a spray bottle that they will use over time may want to mix the vinegar with distilled water, not tap water.

Is white vinegar good for skin? ›

White Vinegar comprises anti-inflammatory properties that make it effective against rashes and itchiness. It soothes skin and also helps to maintain its pH level. Therefore, the trend of using White Vinegar in DIY skincare recipes has already set in.

How do you use vinegar on your face? ›

Pour 3 or 4 cups of apple cider vinegar into bath half full of water. This amount is enough to dilute the acid. Due to its high acidity, ACV should be diluted before a person applies it to the skin. For treating acne, apply the solution directly to acne spots, before rinsing it off.

What happens when you mix hydrogen peroxide and vinegar? ›

Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar

Combining them creates peracetic acid, which is potentially toxic and can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.

What happens when you mix vinegar and dish soap? ›

“Vinegar is a good cleaner because it's acidic, but when you add dishwashing liquid/dish soap to it (which is a base or neutral) - you neutralise the vinegar. You take away the very thing that makes it work well. “The dishwashing liquid works that well on its own. Adding the vinegar is a pointless step.”

What should you never mix with vinegar? ›

The Three Things You Should Never Mix with Vinegar
  1. Hydrogen peroxide + vinegar. You may assume that combining these two ingredients in the same bottle will boost their cleaning power, but it's more likely to increase your risk of going to the emergency room. ...
  2. Bleach + vinegar. ...
  3. Baking soda + vinegar.
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What happens if I soak my feet in vinegar? ›

Because vinegar is antimicrobial, soaking the feet in a vinegar bath for 10 to 20 minutes may help to kill the bacteria or fungi contributing towards foot odor. Clean the feet with a regular, soft soap before and after soaking.

Is white vinegar good for wrinkles? ›

White vinegar is the perfect, cheap, gentle, and chemical-free alternative to remove wrinkles from your clothes. Mix a solution of 1-part vinegar to 3-parts water and fill a spray bottle with it. Then, mist your garment and let it dry out.

Is vinegar good for healing? ›

When a wound is healing, there are certain times when it will benefit from a change in the kind of wound care being applied. Vinegar soaks are often very helpful in finishing the wound healing.

Is apple cider vinegar good for wrinkles? ›

Apple cider vinegar's astringent properties help maintain the skin's pH levels. In particular, AHAs work to exfoliate, brighten and smooth the skin. Its properties can remove dead skin cells, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and help with scarring and pigmentation (such as dark spots or redness).

How can I fade dark spots on my face fast? ›

Some potential options include:
  1. Laser therapy: This involves a dermatologist using a beam of light to target areas of discoloration. ...
  2. Chemical peels: Professional chemical peels are stronger versions of OTC acid exfoliants. ...
  3. Microdermabrasion: This exfoliating treatment uses minuscule particles to remove dead skin cells.

What can apple cider vinegar do for females? ›

Helps with painful periods: ACV can help relieve bloating, cramps, and irritability caused by PMS or periods. Regulates blood sugar levels: ACV may help regulate blood sugar levels, especially after a starchy meal.


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