• Casey Slide

    Oh wow, great tip about the percolator! I have one too, and it needs cleaning really bad. I will try that.

    Malt vinegar is also great for dandruff, especially if you have oily dandriff (yellow and crusty) instead of dry dandruff (white and flaky). In fact, I find it works better than the expensive dandruff shampoos. I only need to use it about once a week for it to keep my dandruff at bay. The smell does linger in my hair for a few days though.

    • Heather Levin

      Case, the vinegar works awesome on my percolator, getting that built up coffee oil off the sides. Running it through once a week keeps the coffee tasting awesome (which is the hallmark of those old percolators!)

  • http://www.BodyAxis.com Dan

    Apple cider vinegar does indeed offer relief from an extensive list of conditions while also promoting weight loss and increasing your daily supply of energy, and it does so not by being any sort of magic bullet but simply by reinforcing the body’s own processes. The body is a remarkable thing, capable of building and repairing itself almost indefinitely. Unfortunately, our diets and habits don’t offer the body the nutrition and movement it needs to work optimally. Apple cider vinegar works to increase digestive efficiency, the flow of nutrition and waste throughout and out of the body, and the potency of all the body’s circulatory, digestive, immune, excretory, and other systems.

    In particular, the hair and scalp are both healthiest when slightly acidic, however most of our shampoos and conditioners are rather alkaline and leave our hair more basic as well. That’s another part of the reason that an occasional apple cider vinegar and water rinse can really restore the health and shine of your hair, while its naturally antibiotic and antibacterial characteristics fight the causes of dandruff and itchiness.

    • Heather Levin

      Dan, wow thanks for that awesome information! I didn’t know that apple cider vinegar was so effective.

  • http://wisefinish.com Wise Finish

    Costco does have a decent everyday price for brand-name white vinegar, but I have found that no-name white vinegar at a local home improvement store is much cheaper, especially when it goes on sale around the time of year when people are canning.

    I don’t think there is that much of a difference between brand-name white vinegar and store-brand or no-name-brand white vinegar, but I would be interested if someone could make a case for it!

    • Heather Levin

      Wise Reply, I didn’t know you could buy vinegar at home improvement stores. I never even thought to look there! I do a lot of summer canning though, so I’ll definitely keep that in mind come June…hopefully it will go on sale and I can stock up for summer pickles!

  • not given

    I quit using fabric softener and put white vinegar in the cup instead.

    I spray a mix of vinegar and water on the counters before scrubbing and rinsing, then if I want to disinfect, I spray some more on and let it sit for 10 minutes before drying it off.

    It’s good for washing greens and other produce from the garden, too. Slightly warm water, some baking soda and vinegar, soak it, stirring it around a couple of times, rinse in cool water.

  • http://www.squirrelers.com Squirrelers

    This reminds me of the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, where the girl’s father uses windex for everything around the house:)

    Actually, I do agree that vinegar is a very versatile product that can save people a decent amount of money. We’re all conditioned to think that we need to buy a product that’s specifically used for one thing, and smart branding and marketing has gotten us to that point. But we could probably cut out a few products, and this post is a good example of that.

  • http://GreenerLivingBlog.com AliciaRYoung

    I also use vinegar as a laundry softener; I use about 1/4 cup in one of those downy balls and throw it in after the washer is loaded. My clothes do not smell like vinegar, but maintain that soft feel you normally get from other commercial softeners. Keep a bottle next to your other laundry detergent or homemade laundry detergent.

  • Blrush

    If your really trying to save money why would one ever waste cash on coffee.

    • ThatGirl

      Small price to pay, to have enough energy to work both of your jobs and still come home and take care of your kids.

  • Smart_Florence

    > Don’t waste money on Febreeze (which is loaded with harmful chemicals anyway).

    Loaded? Harmful? Chemicals? I think you need to take another look at our
    products. It’s corn-based.

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