If you have acne-prone skin, you can say good-bye to breakouts with the help of white vinegar. It is a powerful antiseptic agent with antimicrobial activity. Plus, it helps restore the pH balance of the skin.
It even helps kill the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. However, avoid using white vinegar for occassional pimples as it may be too strong for them.
Soothes Sunburned Skin
If you have a bad sunburn, one of the best home remedies is white vinegar. It has astringent properties that help ease pain, itching and inflammation.
Add 2 cups of vinegar to your bathwater and soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes daily for a few days.
Alternatively, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of white vinegar to a bowl of cool water. Soak a cloth in it, wring out the excess liquid and place it on the affected skin. After 10 minutes, again soak the cloth in the solution and reapply. Repeat until the skin begins to feel cooler. Use this remedy as needed.
White vinegar can help get rid of any kind of odor. It can deodorize body odor, vaginal odor and bad breath. It is also effective in eliminating household odors.
For body odors, mix equal amounts of vinegar and water. Use the solution to wash the affected area twice daily until the odor is gone.
For bad breath, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a glass of lukewarm water and gargle with it twice daily.
To clean the smell of onions, garlic, meat, fish or spices off your hands, wash them with soap and water and then rinse them with vinegar.
Put a piece of bread soaked in white vinegar in your refrigerator, garbage can or even your room overnight to get rid of strong odors in these places.
White vinegar is good for maintaining healthy hair. It can remove residue buildup from your scalp, treat dandruff, get rid of a smelly scalp and add shine to your hair. In addition, it restores the natural pH level of your scalp, which is essential for healthy hair.
For a single hair rinse, mix 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water.
Shampoo your hair and rinse it with lukewarm or cool water.
Apply the homemade solution to your hair and scalp. Massage it into your scalp and make sure the solution covers your hair from the roots to the tips.
Wait a couple of minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
Let your hair air dry.
Repeat once a week. After a few weeks, repeat once or twice a month.
This treatment is very effective for people who have dandruff or an oily scalp. To reduce the vinegar smell and instead add a nice scent, steep a bag of chamomile, rosemary or some other herbal tea in water and add the vinegar to this solution instead of plain water