White vinegar is simply a miracle product, non-toxic and now available in bulk! Following on from the article Household products alert followed by the one on Marseille soap, we're introducing it to you!
You'll see how useful it can be, and how you can considerably reduce the number of household cleaning products you have.
Disinfectant, fabric softener, degreaser, deodorizer, cleaner, descaler...
It's great for cleaning every room in the house! It's a product that breaks down completely and quickly, leaving no trace in the environment. Ecological and economical, we love it!
Some people may think that vinegar has a strong, unpleasant odour.
In any case, we can reassure you that its odour dissipates quickly after use and will wash away any unwanted odours in your home.
Types of white vinegar
All white vinegars are derived from the same fermentation process of plant products, resulting in a transparent liquid containing mostly water. Fermentation may come from beet, for example, or from cereals such as corn.
White vinegars are distinguished by their acidity, i.e. their percentage of acetic acid. This percentage generally varies between 5% and 14%. White vinegar with an acidity of less than 8% can be used in food or household cleaning. Anything above 8% should be reserved for household use only.
The higher the acidity, the more effective the vinegar will be in maintaining your living environment.
White vinegar can be used for a wide range of household maintenance tasks. We like to think you can use it everywhere and for everything! Here are just a few of them:
A very simple basic recipe for glass, mirrors, worktops, tiles, stainless steel... Simply mix the equivalent of 2/3 hot water with 1/3 vinegar.
Once used, if any remains, the cooled mixture can be put into a spray bottle for later use.
White vinegar makes mincemeat of limescale. To shine your taps, simply soak a soft cloth in vinegar and rub. For your coffeemaker and kettle, fill with equal parts water and vinegar, start your small appliances, then leave your receptacles to soak for a few hours and rinse thoroughly.
White vinegar is the ideal ingredient for dissolving grease! For your oven or bbq grills, cupboard or fridge tops... Simply use a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar, leave to soak or scrub.
White vinegar added to the rinse tank of your dishwasher or to the fabric softener of your clothes washer will leave everything clean and will also wash your household appliances.
It also works wonders in the microwave, where splatters have dried up! Simply place white vinegar in a cup, bring to a gentle boil (watch out for burns!) and wipe with a cloth! Everything comes off easily.
For clothing care
It's not complicated: white vinegar can be used to fix and maintain the colors of your clothes, remove stains and act as a fabric softener! We've already written an article on Ecological Clothes Care and we'll refer you to it for further information.
For pipesWhite vinegar can be used preventively to maintain your pipes, to remove persistent odours and as a shock treatment.
Simply add baking soda to the drain, followed by hot vinegar. The emulsion produced will give you a real boost!
White vinegar is one of the essentials for ecological home maintenance.
To round it off, simply add baking soda, soda crystals, citric acid and black soap!
We've also put together some ingredients for a clean and healthy home below. This way, we can have a clean and healthy living environment for ourselves and the environment.