I have been using vinegar as a household cleaning product for over 2 years now. There are so many benefits of using vinegar and I am so glad that I made the swap. I’m so much happier knowing that my house is cleaned with a natural product and no nasty chemicals.
I first started using vinegar when I was introducing my twins to solid foods. They had little high chairs and weren’t very good at using their plates. I wanted to clean the table top of the high chair with something that wasn’t poisonous so that I wouldn’t be worried about it getting into their delicate tummies.
Vinegar was the perfect solution.
It is a natural germ killer plus if a little bit gets into the food it’s not a big deal.
I simply bought some cheap vinegar, either white wine vinegar or apple vinegar as both are cheap here. But any vinegar will do.
I tipped it into a spray bottle and that was it.
I initially started putting orange peel into the spray to make it smell nice. It started to clog up the spray system and didn’t smell that much better.
Now I just add a few drops of essential oil to make it smell less like fish and chips. The smell doesn’t last long though.
I use it everywhere, kitchen, toilet, bathroom. You name it. (I also put some stronger stuff down the middle of the toilet, but I use vinegar on the outside.)
It gets rid of unpleasant smells too. Do you have sons? Or young children? You know how the toilet can smell awful even a few hours after it’s been cleaned? (I know that it’s the kids as this doesn’t happen in my bathroom!) I just get out my vinegar and spray around, wipe down and all unpleasant odours are gone. Takes 5 seconds max.
Great benefits of using vinegar as a household cleaner
- Non toxic, so great for food areas and baths when you don’t want nasty chemicals going through your children’s skin.
- You can use it liberally.
- Neutralises nasty odours.
- No household poisons. If your child gets hold of a bottle of vinegar and drinks it, I’m sure they’ll feel quite unwell but it isn’t going to kill them like some other poisons.
If you haven’t tried using vinegar as a cleaner, I really recommend it. You can add other ingredients to make it even better, but I’m too lazy to do that.
Just plain vinegar is fine for me and my house.