30+ Ways to Use White Vinegar

White vinegar is an amazing, non-toxic tool that should be in every natural homemaker’s arsenal. It’s natural, frugal and even edible!

Check out these 30+ ways to use white vinegar:

1. as a fabric softener

2. as a stain remover

3. as an odor neutralizer: I will run 1/4-1/2 cup to a rinse cycle if my wet clothes have sat in the washing machine for too long!

4. to make a multi-purpose cleaner

5. to remove wallpaper

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6. as a dishwasher rinse aid

7. to clean burnt pot and pans

8. to make homemade disinfecting wipes

9. as a no-streak glass cleaner

10. as a homemade bug repellent

11. to clean crystal

12. as a hair rinse

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13. as a facial toner

14. to kill weeds

15. to make homemade produce cleaner

16. to make homemade liquid dish soap

17. to clean the microwave

18. for non-toxic cleaning

19. to make homemade liquid laundry detergent

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20. to keep your windshield from frosting in the winter

21. to make a homemade, non-toxic oven cleaner

22. to dye eggs

23. to soothe a bee sting

24. as a shower cleaner

25. as a homemade dusting spray

26. to clean your coffee pot

27. to make homemade furniture polish

28. to clean your crock pot

29. as a safe bathroom cleaner

30. to make homemade Fauxbreeze(a natural spin on Febreeze) or

Don’t like the smell of white vinegar (my hubby hates it!)? Check out this DIY citrus-infused vinegar and lavender-infused vinegar. (You can even use them as a body splash!)

And check out this post of DIY green cleaning recipes for even more inspiration!

Do you use white vinegar in your home? What are some ways that you use white vinegar?

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  1. says

    I love Citrus Vinegar, but hadn’t thought to infuse with lavendar- I’ll have to give that a try!

    We also use vinegar on sunburns. It stings a bit, but the burn goes away faster.

    • says

      Thanks so much for the sunburn tip! That’s so good to know! We are a family of redheads, so burns can be an issue! Yes–the lavender looks so great!

  2. Nikki says

    I switched to cleaning with vinegar last year and I am SO glad I did! So far, I use it as a bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, glass cleaner, fabric softener, and as a refresher if my clothes have sat in the washer too long. My husband doesn’t care for the smell but I always clean when he’s not home so its not a big deal. In my bathrooms, I make a solution with vinegar and tea tree oil and I love it. Now I’m gonna go check out some of the other ideas on your list! ( :

  3. Amanda C. says

    I use white vinegar to wash my fruit/veggies. Just pour 1 cup in a sink full of water and add the fruit/veggies and they get SUPER clean. Like you can see the dirt in the sink when you drain the water. Also removes alot of the wax from the apples if you dont buy organic.
    After you soak for 20 mins, rinse in cool water and dry with a clean dish towel.

  4. says

    I live in Houston (the humidity capital of Texas) and to keep my dishrags from smelling musty, I throw them in a large tupperware container of vinegar each night until washing day. I wring them out the day I wash towels and throw them into the washing machine. No more stinky rags!!! Thank you for this awesome post.
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