Green? Let's Go White!

 
According to many experts White Vinegar has 1001 uses.  It can be used in cooking and cleaning as well as gardening and home remedies.  Many companies are "going green" with their chemicals to help protect the environment; however in the midst of doing so their chemicals are still very harmful to us and our bodies.  White vinegar may just be our answer.  I, personally, have begun using it in my own home and it definitely makes a difference.  Tea Tree Oil also works very well alongside the vinegar.  Both these products are also very, very inexpensive and can be purchased at almost any grocery store/ farmer's marketplace.
"White distilled vinegar is a popular household cleanser, effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of  acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. You’ll also be glad to know that it is environmentally friendly and very economical."  - VinegarTips.com

Here are some of the uses of White Vinegar:

Get rid of fruit flies by setting out a small dish of undiluted white distilled vinegar.                   
Clean the wheel of a can opener using white distilled vinegar and an old toothbrush.                   
Remove the smell of spoiled food from a refrigerator by first rinsing the area with soap and water. Spray surfaces with full-strength white distilled vinegar and wipe them down with a damp cloth or sponge. Fill some containers with baking soda and place inside. Close the door and leave for a few days.                   
Remove the wax residue left by commercial window cleaners with a solution of 2 cups water, 1 cup white distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap or detergent.                   
To make cleaning the grill easier, spray a solution of half water and half white distilled vinegar on the cooking surface.                   
To remove a label, decal, or price tag, cover with a cloth soaked in white distilled vinegar. Leave the cloth on overnight and the label should slide off.                   
Renew sponges and dishrags by placing them in just enough water to cover them. Then add 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar. Let them soak overnight.                   
Get rid of calcium deposits on faucets by soaking a cloth or paper towel in white distilled vinegar and wrapping the area tightly. Let this sit for a couple of hours or overnight.                   
Bring out the color in carpet by brushing it with a solution of 1 cup white distilled vinegar for every gallon of water. (Always test on an out-of-sight part of the carpet beforehand).
Clean woodwork and walls with a mixture of 1 cup white distilled vinegar, 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup ammonia and 1 gallon warm water. Wipe on with a sponge or damp—not wet—towel.

To read more about the many uses of White Vinegar click here: http://www.vinegartips.com/cleaning/

Have a great white cleaning day!