Vinegar is fab for making dressings and drizzling over chips, but it’s useful for much more than that too.

In the past we’ve shown you how to use vinegar in the laundry and today we’re sharing X more uses for vinegar you can try out all around the home.

Ready for some brand new tips? Then let’s get started!

 1. Soothe a bite or sting

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Stung by a wasp? Wasp venom is alkaline, so applying something acidic to the sting may help to soothe it.

Try adding some distilled white vinegar to a cotton wool pad and dot the area to provide quick pain relief.

2. Brighten clothes

Who knew?

Brighten your clothes by adding half a cup of white vinegar to your rinse cycle.

P.S. Vinegar can also fluff up old towels.

3. Banish smells

Never mind smelly breath – handling onions and garlic when cookin will make your hands smell too.

A clever tip is to rub white vinegar on your fingers before and after slicing to stop the smell.

4. Make jewellery sparkle

gold jewellery vintage

Are your jewels lacklustre? There’s a quick fix for that!

Grab a couple of tablespoons of baking soda and mix with 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Soak for 2 – 3 hours, rinse under cold water then dry with a cloth. You’ll be ready for the ball in no time.

5. Unclog a shower head

Showerheads can become clogged with hard water and limescale, which will affect their performance and put pressure on pipes.

First unscrew the shower-head, then remove the rubber washing, and finally place the head into a saucepan filled with equal parts of both water and white vinegar. Bring to the boil and simmer for five minutes. Easy!

6. Get rid of ants & other bugs naturally

Got ants in your garden that you want to get rid of? Or spiders in the house?

Mix water and white vinegar into equal parts and spray it around the areas you see them. They hate it and will soon move on!

7. Clean mugs

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If you’ve got out of the habit of washing your mug after every use, it’s likely to develop dark coffee and tea stains which can be tricky to get rid of.

To get rid of them, mix salt and white vinegar together and scrub onto stains.

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