Thursday, February 7, 2013

Citrus Vinegar

Just in case you haven't heard yet.....Vinegar is the bomb-diggity! It is literally one of the most versatile, economical household essentials that you absolutely must have on hand. Think it's only useful for pickling? Think again. Think that it smells way too strong to even risk opening the bottle? Think again. Think that because it is so cheap to buy it must not be worth anything? Think again, my friends. Vinegar has been around for thousands of years, is all natural, and can be used for almost anything.

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I use vinegar mainly for cooking and cleaning. Recently I put together a mixture of apple cider vinegar and rosemary water for a hair rinse.

Additionally, I made this wonderful citrus infused vinegar that I plan to use for cleaning. Simply fill a mason jar with citrus peels (I used grapefruit and orange) then fill the jar with white distilled vinegar and let marinate for about two weeks. Strain out the citrus and you have a lovely citrus smelling vinegar to use. I will mix it half and half with water, store in a spray bottle and use for sanitizing kitchen counters and bathroom as well. This could easily be mixed with olive oil and made into a citrus vinaigrette dressing as well!

What is your favorite use for vinegar? 


  1. I love using vinegar to clean. It makes the floors and walls sparkle!

  2. I have a jar of grapefruit vinegar marinating. Thanks for sharing!

    I use vinegar in place of fabric softener, for cleaning my crock pot, the shower, Trent's coffee pot. It's great stuff!


  3. When I was a child, we rinsed our hair in vinegar after shampooing! Sure made it shine!