The Wonders of White Vinegar – Health and Personal Care

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I tell you true, we live in one polluted world! Mostly because nobody’s cared enough to fight back against this man-made disaster-even if preventing the onslaught was their job.

Worse, our homes don’t work as a place to get away from all the pollution. Inside our homes is often even more polluted that outside. What to do?

Start making life better by refusing to invite bad guys to the party and get rid of toxic cleaning products. And just about all the cleaning products you buy-colorful labels and peppy commercials aside-are toxic. Even most of our soaps are toxic! What’s that about?

Alternative choices are everywhere, but we don’t hear much about them because they don’t bring in the money that peppy commercials require.

So this time and next, I’m going to tell you about one whiz-bang cleaner, white vinegar. This week I’ll give you some examples of how it can boost your health and do good things for personal care. Next time, I’ll write about several ways it can be used for cleaning the house, how it can make yard work easier and some miscellaneous goodies you’ll be happy to hear about.

White vinegar and Health

1. White vinegar in or on food helps control blood sugar levels

2. If a fungus has taken up residence on your finger or toenails, putting a couple of drops of vinegar at the base of the nail, twice a day (morning and evening) will clear it up. It takes a while, and you can’t stop at the first signs of success, but only when victory is won.

3. Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to genital warts for ten minutes, twice a day. It may tingle a little, but it works fairly promptly.

4. Works on athlete’s foot, too.

5. And it removes moles. Add about ½ cup white vinegar (or more) to bath water and have a soak each day for about two months.

6. Relieves symptoms of eczema, again with ½ cup (or so) white vinegar in bath water daily.

7. Personal testimonials say drinking four tablespoons of white vinegar (mixed in juice for taste) can heal contact dermatitis in pretty quick order.

8. For sunburn pain or muscle cramps, soak a cloth in white vinegar and lay it on the burn or cramp. Results don’t take long.

9. Helps you absorb minerals, especially calcium.

10. White vinegar helps clear up acne. If it feels too strong, thin it with a little pure water. Just soak a cotton ball and dab it on.

11. Remove the pain and swelling of a canker sore by dabbing it with vinegar a few times a day.

Personal Care

1. Soaking your fingers in white vinegar for a few minutes (then dry them, of course) before applying nail polish makes your manicure last longer.

2. Gargling with white vinegar gets rid of garlic breath so you’re once again nice to be near.

3. Dip makeup brushes and grooming tools in white vinegar to clean and sanitize.

4. Restore the proper pH balance to your skin to relieve dryness, itching, and flaking by applying white vinegar, either with a cloth or by spraying. Mix with pure water if the vinegar bites and stings.

5. Mix white vinegar with an equal amount of onion juice and dab on age spots. It takes several weeks, but those ugly babies should just up and leave.

6. For dry, chapped hands, dip your hands in a mixture of 2/3 vinegar and 1/3 water
and let it air-dry for a couple of minutes before rinsing.

7. Soak your feet in a vinegar/water mix to soften heel calluses, eventually make them go away.

8. Add a cup of vinegar to your bath water to get rid of body odor.

9. Vinegar helps tame oily skin.

10. Rinsing your hair with a vinegar-water mix restores the proper pH, removes soap film and oil, and fights dandruff.

And white vinegar is really inexpensive, which makes it even better.

Read about using white vinegar for cleaning, yard work and miscellaneous helpfulness next time.

Related: White Vinegar – Cleaning and Yard Work


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P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.

Bette Dowdell

Bette Dowdell writes about taking control of your own health because that's the only choice life gave her.

Bette Dowdell

Bette Dowdell writes about taking control of your own health because that's the only choice life gave her.

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