Yes you did read that title correctly! I’ve been reading up on the many uses for vinegar and while I have been using vinegar for many years for loads of different things it is only during my research for this post that I came across using vinegar to tighten your vagina!
Yes, I know… OMG! It brings to mind a very funny conversation I had with a close friend and her sister a few years back. She says she has a “crooked smile”. Yes I’m going to tag you in this, I never forget… bet you weren’t expecting me to become a mommy blogger right?
Anyway back to the vinegar…
Vinegar is natural and safe for you, for your children and your pets. It is incredibly versatile. Since it is incredibly acidic with a PH of about 2.4 it is an antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial. This means it kills germs, lots of the bacteria that causes illness, microbes and other microscopic organisms. It is also able to kill mold.
Seriously vinegar is amazing and you should have some white vinegar and apple cider vinegar on hand at all times. I’m going to list all the uses I can find for both and if you know of any more… or if you’ve tried any interesting things (nudge nudge, wink wink) that worked then let us know in the comments below this post!
Ok so here we go, I’ll start off with vinegar for vagina tightening, well because that one just has me wondering…
Does Vinegar Tighten the Vagina?
Seriously, we’re all moms here and a lot of us gave birth naturally, so if this works then there might just be some very relieved ladies around.
Ok so here’s what I’ve come up with… this is an old traditional vagina tightening remedy that has been used by women for many years.
All you do is add a little bit of vinegar to your bath water and soak for at least 30 minutes.
There is a lot of contradicting information online about using vinegar to tighten your vagina, some swearing by it and others saying it is just an old wives tale and it has no effect.
Ok so we have the most fun and entertaining use for vinegar out the way!
Vinegar for weight loss
There are so many people swearing by using apple cider vinegar for weight loss. It certainly can’t hurt to give it a go.
Mix 2 – 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink it 3 times a day before meals.
Cleaning Coffee Makers with Vinegar
Using vinegar to clean your coffee machine periodically is quick and easy. Just pour a mixture of two cups of vinegar and one cup of water through it.
Then run to cycles through with plain water afterwards to rinse it out. This will really help if your coffee is starting to taste bitter, it most likely just needs a really good vinegar clean.
Clean your kettle using vinegar
Over time lime and minerals build up at the bottom of your kettle. Simply boil 3 cups of white vinegar and leave it to soak in the kettle overnight. Rinse your kettle out with water the next day.
Clean your dishwasher with vinegar
Clean out the soap and dirt build up in your dishwasher by running a cycle with a cup of vinegar in.
Clean your sticky scissors with vinegar
Is your scissors sticky? Don’t risk them getting rusty by washing them with water, instead wet a cloth with vinegar and wipe them down before drying them with a dry cloth.
Fix up old DVD’s
Apply vinegar to a soft cloth and wipe down your DVD’s. Make sure they are dry before you play them. This will help sort out DVD’s that are old and often skip and freeze.
Clean your fridge and get rid of fridge odours
Use a mixture of half water and half white vinegar to wash the inside of your fridge down. If you have any lingering smells that you can’t seem to get rid of in your fridge put some white vinegar in an open bowl or cup and leave it in your fridge overnight. The smells will be gone in a jiffy.
Clean and deodorize your microwave
If your microwave has a bit of a smell you can leave an open bowl of white vinegar in your microwave overnight. If you want to clean it and deodorize it then mix vinegar and water together and place it in an open bowl, put it on high for 5 minutes.
Leave it for about an hour so that the steam can loosen the dirt. Then open it up and give the inside a wipe, the dirt will come off very easily and your microwave will smell fresh too.
Freshen up rugs and clean your carpets with vinegar
If you’ve spilt any liquids on your carpet blot it up as much as you can with a cloth or towel and then take a spray bottle with some vinegar diluted with water and spray it on. Then blot it up with a clean dry towel or cloth until the stain has been removed.
To freshen up your rugs you can also spray some diluted vinegar and leave it to dry, it will make it smell fresh again!
Get Crayon Off Walls
Have your kids been drawing on the walls again? Gently scrub the wall with an old toothbrush soaked in vinegar. The crayon marks will quickly come off.
Keep your kitty litter box smelling fresh
When you empty your cat’s litter box pour some white vinegar in and let it stand for 20 minutes. Then rinse and dry the litter box and sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda into the bottom before adding new cat litter.
This will keep your cat’s litter box smelling fresher for longer.
Apple cider vinegar for treating acid reflux
Drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar could sort out your acid reflex. Very often the reason for acid reflux is actually too little stomach acid, not too much. Apple cider vinegar helps to break food down.
White Vinegar Wart Removal
The first step is to clean the area with warm water and soap, then dry it.
Soak a small piece of cotton wool in white vinegar, then squeeze it out and place it directly on wart. Try to get the cotton wool and vinegar only on the wart and not on the skin around the wart.
Apply adhesive bandage or medical tape to keep the vinegar soaked cotton wool on the wart.
Remove the bandage and cotton wool the next morning and repeat the entire process.
The wart will start going darker, eventually it will go black and fall off. It can take around two weeks for the wart to fall off.
Apple cider vinegar can help to treat candida
Drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar can help to kill extra yeast in the body and help treat and prevent candida.
Can kill foot and skin fungus
Soak your foot in water with apple cider vinegar to kill off fungus or you can apply directly to affected skin. It can burn a bit but it will sort the problem out. For children it is best to dilute the apple cider vinegar with water.
Disinfect and remove the itch from insect bites
Soak some cotton wool in vinegar and dab it onto your mosquito bites. It will take away the itch and disinfect it at the same time.
Remove the scuff from your shoes and handbags
Wipe down your scuffed shoes and handbags with distilled white vinegar. It will revive them by making them shine and hide the scuff marks.
Get the urine smell out of mattresses and carpets
Potty training your kids? You are bound to have a few accidents with the mattress!
Spray the area with a vinegar and water mixture. Sprinkle it with bicarbonate of soda and then leave it to dry.
Once it is dry scrub it with a dry brush and vacuum it. Your mattress will smell as new!
You can also use this method for little potty training accidents on carpets… for your kids accidents and perhaps your dog too! If the area is still wet just blot up as much as you can first.
Clean your windows and mirrors with vinegar
Why buy expensive (and often toxic) cleaning products when you can just add some vinegar to water and put it in a spray bottle?
Just spray it on the window or mirror and scrub with newspaper.
Use vinegar to keep the frost off your car windows
Wipe your car windows with a mixture of water and distilled white vinegar – the acidity keeps the frost at bay! No more battling with frost covered windows on winter mornings.
Use vinegar to get rid of glue or stickers
Has your kid stuck another Barbie sticker in another very inappropriate place? Rub some vinegar on the sticker and let it absorb into the area for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with a cloth.
You can also use it to dissolve glue so if you want to get that stubborn label off a jar then try soaking some vinegar into the area and then wash it off.
Use vinegar to remove chewing gum
Chewing gum stuck in hair? Or perhaps a gummy chewing gum mess stuck on the bottom of your shoe or on your clothing?
Just heat some vinegar in a bowl, then soak the chewing gum with the warm vinegar.The chewing gum will dissolve!
I did a post about Blu Tack (Prestik) being stuck in hair and now I wonder if vinegar would have dissolved it too? I will have to experiment with that!
Stop cat fouling garden and kids sandpit
Tired of your cats pooping in your kids sandpit? Or perhaps in your favourite flower bed?
Just pour vinegar around the edge of the sand pit or flower bed. Do another round every few months to keep the cats out.
Spruce up your dogs coat and keep ticks and fleas away
Spray your dog with a mixture of white vinegar and water. It will make your doggies coat shiny and fresh while and it will also help to keep ticks and fleas off your pet.
Spruce up your own hair with vinegar too
Shampoo and conditioner leaves a build up on your hair. Once a month put some vinegar on your hair to cleanse the build up from hair products.
Soak your hair in apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes to get rid of dandruff and a dry flaky scalp. Then rinse it thoroughly with water.
Using apple cider vinegar is an excellent remedy for dandruff because it doesn’t just remove the dandruff. It can kill the bacteria and fungus which is often the cause of dandruff and hair loss.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Loss
Yes it is known to help with hair loss, so if your hair is thinning out make sure to rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar regularly.
Detangle your hair with apple cider vinegar
This is an amazing (and cheap) detangler for your hair.
Control your hair frizz with apple cider vinegar
Does your hair frizz like mad? Just smooth down your hair with some apple cider vinegar, why bother with those expensive salon products when you can just use apple cider vinegar?
Keep your skin soft and smooth
Add 100ml of vinegar to your bath and have a good soak. This will remove dead skin and soften your skin. Yes this bath was mentioned in the first point but for a very different reason!
Use vinegar for cracked feet
If your feet get dry and cracked soak them in warm water and vinegar. This will make them soft and smooth and get rid of the dead skin.
Add some essential oils to apple cider vinegar, mix in a bit of water and keep it in the fridge. Use this mixture as a skin toner, just apply it with cotton wool after your shower.
Treat your acne with apple cider vinegar diluted with some water. Simply apply the mixture to the affected areas with some cotton wool.
Get rid of the weeds in the cracks of your driveway and walkway
Pour vinegar on the weeds you want to remove, making sure the vinegar soaks into the roots.
Clean your paint brushes
Tired of dirty paint brushes that are hard and dry with old paint sticking to them? Put your paint brushes in a pot of vinegar and leave them to soak for an hour. Then pop the pot on the stove until the vinegar begins to simmer. Then rinse your paint brushes and leave them to dry.
Clean your fruit and veggies with vinegar
Vinegar helps to get rid of the pesticides and bacteria from your fruit and veggies. You can spray it with a vinegar and water mixture before rinsing with water.
Keep your cheese mold free
Soak a cloth in vinegar and wrap your cheese in it, then put your cheese in an airtight container in the fridge. This will keep the mold off your cheese.
Deter ants using vinegar
Ants just hate vinegar making this the perfect alternative to ant poison. Nobody really wants to kill them anyway, we just don’t want them to invade our home right?
You can just wipe down the areas the ants frequent with a water and vinegar mix, or spray the area with a water and vinegar mix.
Vinegar is cheaper, it is not poisonous and you don’t kill thousands of little creatures. They just won’t come back for a very long time.
This is a big time win!
Use vinegar as a laundry stain remover
If you’ve got a stubborn stain on clothing you can apply a mixture of vinegar and water to the stained area and blot with a cloth. Keep repeating this until you have removed as much as possible.
Add vinegar to your laundry wash
Adding a cup of white vinegar to your wash will make your clothes so much whiter and brighter. This will also reduce the static in your dryer which is an added bonus.
Remove stains from your coffee cups
You know those ugly stained coffee cups? Use a mixture of vinegar and salt or bicarbonate of soda to easily scrub those off!
Brighten up and remove stains from your toilet
There’s seriously no need for those harsh toilet cleaners, just pour a cup of vinegar into your toilet and let it sit overnight or for a few hours before you give it a scrub. Flush after you have given it a scrub.
Clean the lime build up on your faucet
Make a paste of one part vinegar and two parts salt and rub this with a cloth on your taps to remove the lime and grime that builds up.
Clean your shower head with vinegar
Remove the mineral deposits that clog up your shower head by soaking it in a water and vinegar mix for 20 minutes. After you’ve cleaned it up you will notice improved water pressure!
Unblock your drain using vinegar
Put one cup of baking soda down your drain, then pour a cup of vinegar down too. When it has stopped foaming pour one kettle of boiling water down and then flush with cold water for a minute or two.
This sure beats toxic, expensive drain cleaner!
Perk up sad flowers
Add two tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar to 1 litre of water, then put your flowers in the mixture. They will perk up if they have been wilting.
Here are some more awesome tips on how to perk up flowers!
Keep your manicure smarter longer!
Apply distilled white vinegar to your finger nails with some cotton wool before painting your nails. This will help the nail polish stay looking neat for longer.
Use vinegar to whiten your teeth
Dip your toothbrush in vinegar and brush your teeth with it. Do this once a week to keep your teeth looking bright and white. Brushing your teeth with vinegar also prevents bad breathe.
Stop your boiled eggs from cracking
Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to your water when you boil your eggs. It will prevent them from cracking and when you do peel your eggs the shell comes off much easier.
Ok so those are all the uses that I could come up with at this stage for vinegar and as you can see this is a long list of amazing things you can use vinegar for!
I know my mom uses vinegar for everything and swears by it, she is the one that made me aware of how brilliant vinegar is.
Oh and I did try out drinking apple cider vinegar for heartburn while I was pregnant with my first child and it did alleviate the symptoms for a while after drinking it, so I do recommend you give it a go!
Of course, last but not least, you can also put your vinegar on your salads and chippies too!
I hope you have enjoyed this post, if you have any other cool uses for vinegar that you know of then please feel free to add them in the comments!
How have you used vinegar before?
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