No-Iron Ironing & 14 Other Surprising Unusual Uses for Vinegar

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FABRIC WRINKLE RELEASER: If you don’t want to get out the iron, try spraying your wrinkled clothes with a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, then hang and let dry.

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FACIAL TONER: Bottle your own mix of 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 2 cups water. Apply the concoction daily using a cotton ball to deep-clean and tighten your  skin.

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NAIL POLISH CHIP PREVENTOR: White vinegar is the best starting point for an at-home manicure—soak your fingertips in a bowl of it for five minutes and then let dry before painting. It will remove the surface oils from nails that can make polish chip.

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COLD SORE TREATMENT: Dry up a cold sore faster by dabbing it with white vinegar three times a day—it will soothe the swelling and pain.

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BRUISE REDUCER: Prevent black-and-blues by soaking a piece of cotton gauze in white or apple cider vinegar and leaving it on the injured area for an hour.

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SALT STAIN REMOVER: Remove rock salt stains from your winter boots by daubing on a solution that’s two parts water and one part vinegar. Wipe the mixture off with a clean towel, and repeat as necessary. Finish with shoe polish.

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DANDRUFF TREATMENT: If you have dandruff or dryness (or just want to deep-clean your scalp) rub on a solution of 50% apple cider vinegar and 50% water and then rinse out.

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SKIN SOOTHER: Alleviate a mosquito bite or sunburn by gently dabbing the area with white or apple cider vinegar.

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BRUISE REDUCER: Prevent black-and-blues by soaking a piece of cotton gauze in white or apple cider vinegar and leaving it on the injured area for an hour.

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HYPERPIGMENTATION CORRECTOR: If you have discoloration caused by sun exposure or pregnancy, apply apple cider vinegar to the brown spots for 10 minutes at a time several times a day to reduce the appearance.

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SALT STAIN REMOVER: Remove rock salt stains from your winter boots by daubing on a solution that’s two parts water and one part vinegar. Wipe the mixture off with a clean towel, and repeat as necessary. Finish with shoe polish.

DANDRUFF TREATMENT: If you have dandruff or dryness (or just want to deep-clean your scalp) rub on a solution of 50% apple cider vinegar and 50% water and then rinse out.

Photo Credit: Flickr, SCA Svenska Cellulsa Aktibolaget

BATH SOAK: A cup of apple cider vinegar in your bathwater will smooth and soften skin.

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HAIR COLOR SAVER: Prevent dyed hair from fading by rinsing with a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts cold water to seal the color.

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SILVER POLISH: Soak jewelry in a mixture of 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons baking soda for two to three hours, then rinse and dry.

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If you thought the only way vinegar could help you look more beautiful was by making the idea of eating salads more appealing, think again.

It turns out that white vinegar and apple cider vinegar are bona fide fashion fixers and beauty elixirs.

Click through the gallery above to see all the unusual uses for vinegar.

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