The Case for Vinegar: 83 Amazing and Environmentally Friendly Uses

Vinegar is arguably the most versatile product in the household, with applications that range from cleaning veggies to whitening teeth and de-skunking a dog.

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9. Combat sore throat

Mix a tablespoon of cider vinegar and a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water then gargle with it. Yep, it’ll taste weird, but the acid should help kill germs in your throat.

10. Soothe itching

Dab vinegar onto bug bites to kill the irritation. The smell goes away (and so does the itch!).

11. Sting relief

Attacked by a bee or wasp? Dab on vinegar.

12. Foot care, part 1

Kill the fungus that causes athlete’s foot by soaking your feet in a half-vinegar and half-water solution.

13. Foot care, part 2

Make that vinegar-and-water mixture with warm water and soak your feet for at least 20 minutes. It’s soothing and also helps remove dead skin.

14. Foot care, part 3

Nail fungus can turn your toes into horror shows. Apply vinegar with a cotton swab, and you may see some relief. If this isn’t sufficient, however, consider seeing your doctor.


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