For about $3.00 a bottle, white vinegar is a great product to have in your cupboard for a variety of different purposes you may have never even thought of.


  • Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Dot the irritation with vinegar to relieve itching.
  • Relieve sunburn. Lightly rub on white vinegar. You may have to reapply.
  • Condition hair. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to dissolve sticky residue left by shampoo.
  • Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons to bath water.
  • Treat sinus infections and chest colds. Add 1/4 cup or more of vinegar to a vaporizer.


  • Kill weeds. Spray full-strength on growth until weeds have starved. Kill unwanted grass on walks and driveways.
  • Increase soil acidity. Use 1/2 cup of vinegar in 1 ltr of tap water for watering plants such as rhododendrons, gardenias, or azaleas.

Animal Health

  • Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on areas you don’t want the cat walking, sleeping, or scratching and keep dogs from scratching their ears. Use a clean, soft cloth dipped in vinegar diluted with water.

Although it might smell, a pot of simmering water on the stove in summer with vinegar added to it will
keep blowflies out of the kitchen in summer. A small pot on the bbq for repelling flies is a great idea too.

And if you have Apple Cider Vinegar in your pantry there are some great uses for that too…

  • Fight dandruff. Mix 2 tablespoons each apple cider vinegar, water and flax or olive oil
  • and massage into scalp, shampooing out after 15-20 minutes.
  • Soothe a sore throat. Pour a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
    Gargle, then swallow (remember Cayenne pepper is good for this too!)
  • Feel good. A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, with a bit of sweetener
    added for flavor, will give you an overall healthy feeling.