20 Ways to Use Vinegar in Unusual Ways


Vinegar is not just for cooking with, it’s perfect for making homemade natural cleaners!  Here are 20 unusual cleaning with vinegar and apple cider vinegar uses that include beauty hacks for restoring hair, diy toner, cough remedy, tons of cleaning with vinegar recipes and even how to stain wood with vinegar.

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We’ve taken away all the guess work on vinegar uses with these incredible tutorials. For even more cleaning ideas Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 100 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink} 

Cleaning with Vinegar

DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

1.  DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner ~ Try this diy citrus vinegar cleaner to keep your home sparkling and safe from unhealthy chemicals. It smells amazing and doubles up as hair rinse.

Garbage Disposal Cubes

2.  Garbage Disposal Cubes ~ Sharpen your garbage disposal blades and freshen it at the same time with these vinegar and lemon wedge ice cubes.  Works double duty!

DIY Shower Cleaner

3.  DIY Shower Cleaner ~  This homemade solution works really well.  It’’s easy to make, works quickly, and does not leave a lingering odor.

DIY Fabric Softener

4.  DIY Fabric Softener ~ My clothes are SO soft- softer than with store-bought- and smell fresh and clean.  The scent of the conditioner is definitely there.  This recipe makes a lot of softener, so I only made half.

How to Clean a Washing Machine

5.  How to Clean a Washing Machine ~ Who would have thought that washing machines need cleaning too?  It’s perfect for bringing your washing machine back to it’s former glory.  I guarantee you will have the necessary ingredient already in your home.  {{wink}}

DIY Drain Cleaner

6.  DIY Drain Cleaner ~ You won’t need to buy Drain-O anymore after you try this simple and inexpensive tip using warm water, vinegar and baking soda.

Stainless Steel Cleaner

7.  Stainless Steel Cleaner ~ Here is a cleaning tutorial you might just want to add to your Spring cleaning checklist! The tutorial uses common kitchen supplies to make your stainless sparkly clean and smudge free!

How to Clean Your Shower Head

8.  How to Clean Your Shower Head ~ A simple trick to help remove hard water deposits on your shower head is to place some vinegar in a bag and cover shower head.  Let sit over night and voila. Effortless!

The Secret to Fresh-Smelling Towels

9.  The Secret to Fresh-Smelling Towels ~ Keep towels fresh and mildew free by using vinegar on the rinse cycle instead of fabric softener.

How to Clean Odors & Stains from Mattresses

10.  How to Clean Odors & Stains from Mattresses ~ Vinegar and baking soda makes a terrific mattress refresher and cleaner!  The post shows you techniques using a towel and the DIY cleaner to beautifully clean your mattress stains.

No-Streak Window Cleaner

11.  No-Streak Window Cleaner ~ Only 3-ingredients necessary to make streak-free window cleaner, water, vinegar and dish soap.  Use newspaper instead of paper towels to wipe off cleaner.  

Apple Cider Vinegar and Uses

Health & Beauty Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar 

12.  Health & Beauty Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar ~ Check out this list of great benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar has to offer for your health and beauty.

 Cough Remedy

13.  Cough Remedy ~ This Cough Remedy works as both a calming agent and expectorant.  Mix up a batch and store in a jar for later use.

Sunburn Remedy

14.  Sunburn Remedy ~ Soothe sunburned skin with this simple 2 step process.  First, dab/rub apple cider vinegar onto skin and then follow up with coconut oil.

Homemade Hair Reconstructor

15.  Homemade Hair Reconstructor ~ Strengthen and moisturize hair with this Homemade Hair Reconstructor recipe.  Great for hair that has been highlighted or colored, damaged from the outside elements, heat damage and damaged from certain medications.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Elixir

16.  Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Elixir ~ This amazing detox elixir will help with your digestive health and set your system straight.  It combines raw apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice, raw honey, ginger and cayenne pepper.  

DIY Natural Toner

17.  DIY Natural Toner ~ Equal parts of apple cider vinegar and distilled water make an amazing toner for your skin that tightens pores, helps clear up acne and fights future breakouts.  

Vinegar Uses

Foot Soak

18.  Foot Soak ~ If you’re like me and have been running around in flip flops during the summer then you’re probably experiencing dry heels.  You can soften callused and cracked heels with this simple foot soak that combines vinegar and mouth wash.  


 Distress Paint with Vinegar

19.  Distress Paint with Vinegar ~ Learn how to create the perfect distressed look from this vinegar and rag technique. 

Rust Removal

20.  Rust Removal ~ This little tip works like magic.  Place your rusty tools in a bucket and fill with a gallon of vinegar.  Let sit over night and voila.

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