Cleaning With Vinegar:

A fabulous, multipurpose, Bio-Safe Cleaner.

There are a number of different types of vinegar:

  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Common White Vinegar
  • Wine Vinegar
  • White Vinegar

Of course, we’re talking about cleaning, not cooking! Unlike other kinds of vinegar, white vinegar does not stain.  While vinegar is acidic acid, it’s no more acidic than many usual household cleaners. The strong odor of white vinegar can be unpleasant, in which case you can use apple cider vinegar instead.


Vinegar makes a great glass cleaner.  1 part water and 2 parts vinegar and apply it with, of course, a spray bottle. Otherwise, use it just like Windex.


Soap scum and mildew are tough to remove so use the vinegar straight out of the bottle and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. You can also combine the vinegar with baking soda.  For toilets pour three to five cups of vinegar into the bowl and let it soak for several hours then scrub as usual.


Distilled white vinegar will cleanse your fabrics of both stains and orders. NEVER use dark vinegar. Add 1 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle.


A great disinfectant to use after food prep. You can always add a bit of regular dish soap if the stains are difficult.  Because vinegar is a natural disinfectant, it can clean and disinfect countertops after food preparation. Add a few drops of Dawn soap to one-part water and two-part vinegar for tough stains.


Two teaspoons of vinegar and one teaspoon of salt remove calcium deposits on faucets and fixtures. To get rid of stubborn stains, spray with vinegar and then tie a plastic bag around it overnight. Scrub and rinse the next morning.