In addition to its use as a common cooking ingredient, vinegar can be used for cleaning, gardening, disinfecting and washing clothes. Due to its natural disinfectant properties, vinegar is also used for health purposes.
When mixed into a cleaning solution, vinegar disinfects surfaces, removes stubborn residues and leaves a surface much freer of streaks. It is commonly used for cleaning windows and kitchen benches. In the garden, full strength vinegar can be used to kill weeds and unwanted grass. It can also be used to correct soil PH levels.
In the laundry, vinegar can be used as a spot treatment or a pre-wash soak to remove stains and deodorant marks. Vinegar has also been used for a variety of health treatments, including relief for sunburn and morning sickness.