If you haven’t heard, May is National Vinegar Month! We’re celebrating our favorite 10,000 year old ingredient by sharing five ways to use vinegar – beyond the kitchen. These little life hacks will also help you survive the summer heat coming your way.
Fruit and Vegetable Wash
Whether you choose to grow your own fruit and vegetables or you purchase them from your local grocery store you should be sure to wash them thoroughly before you bite into that refreshingly juicy apple this summer. All you need to do is add 2 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar to 1 pint of water and wash fresh fruits and vegetables. Be sure to rinse completely before eating. Research has shown that vinegar helps kill bacteria on fruits and vegetables.
Maybe you’re not big on horticulture, but you’ve got some summer home improvement projects you’re undertaking and maybe you forgot to wrap up your paintbrush. Did you know vinegar helps with dry paintbrushes? Soak the paintbrush in hot white distilled vinegar and then wash out with warm, sudsy water. The next thing you know you’ve got a completely new brush!