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I homeschool and have a health ministry for friends, family, and health lovers world-wide. I'm totally into all-natural and avoid chemicals, food additives, etc. even in my cosmetics. I am working toward eating Vegan, Organic, and raw as much as possible (my family too). I'm married, and have two small kids and two grown step kids. Optimal Health - God's Way ".....and the fruit thereof shall be for meat (FOOD), and the leaf for MEDICINE." Ezekiel 47:12 KJV

Thursday, January 10, 2013

VINEGAR Cleaning and Laundry tips

Remove odor on fabric – Pesky odor retention in fabric that just doesn’t come out in the wash.
    Pre-treat/Soak-Soak with vinegar first before washing. (cottons/synthetic materials soak for at least an hour- woolens/synthetics 30 min max. ) Soak items in a basin with water (use hot water when applicable)
    Launder-Run a load of laundry on the normal wash cycle with one cup vinegar. Follow with a regular wash cycle with detergent.
    **do not soak vinegar on silk, acetate, and rayon
    -Apply directly on the underarm or odor area before washing
De-odorize the air, refrigerator, microwave
and more
    Cooking/kitchen-Get rid of cooking smells by simmering a small pot of 1/2 cup vinegar and water. Keep a small bowl of vinegar on the counter to absorb odor.
     Put 1 cup vinegar in a glass in the refrigerator for two days to remove odor - or keep refreshing if you have a constant problem. 
    Use ¼ cup vinegar and 1 cup water bring to a boil and let sit.
Rinse spotty glassware
    Dishwasher-Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle or add 1 cups vinegar with dish detergent and run a full cycle.
Natural drain cleaner for tubs and sinks
Clean, deodorize and unclog drains
    Drain- 1 cup baking soda (even better is with 1/4 cup The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative) and 1 cup boiling vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes then run hot water down the drain.
    (this is also great in half proportion for the garbage disposal)
Remove and inhibit bacteria, mold and yeast growth to acceptable levels
    Cutting Boards - Apply vinegar directly on cutting boards at the end of the evening and do not rinse.Countertops - Spray kitchen countertops and wipe down. (this will also keep ants and bugs away).
Clean sinks, bathroom tubs, and taps
    Cleaning- apply vinegar to the area with a cloth or sponge
    We recommend mixing vinegar with The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative for a great way for scrubbing/cleaning tubs, tiles, toilets and stained porcelain. (Use The Laundress Scrub Brush.)
    Toilet- Deodorize with 1 cup vinegar, let sit for at least a half hour and then flush.
Clean blinds and walls
Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a pail and use a sponge or The Laundress Lint Free Cleaning Cloths towipe down walls and blinds.
Clean Pergo “Wood” Floors
Pergo floors should be cleaned with Vinegar vs. any other products floor cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, and wax as they leave a film. Use 1/4 cup vinegar with 1 gallon water to mop.
Smelly Dog or Skunk Spray
Rinse dog with water. Mix 1 cup vinegar with 2 gallons of water and saturate the dogs coat with solution. Dry off without rinsing.


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