50 Survival Uses For Vinegar
Vinegar is one of those items that has so many uses. A staple of the pantry, vinegar is commonly used for cleaning, cooking, getting rid of odors, and so many other things. In fact, vinegar has so many different uses that it should be a part of your preparedness kit in case of an emergency.
Here are just 50 of the many survival uses for vinegar that will encourage you to add it to your preparedness kit today.
Combine baking soda and vinegar to unclog a plugged drain.
Vinegar kills bacterial pathogens and contains acetic acid, which works the same way antiseptics do. These properties make vinegar perfect for cleaning and disinfecting cuts and wounds.
Vinegar, particularly Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), has been shown to help lower blood sugar after meals when 20ml is diluted in 40ml of water and may also be used to help moderate blood sugar after waking up.
Soothe Bug Bites
Dabbing vinegar on a bug bite will reduce swelling and ease soreness around the site.
Heal a Sunburn
A well-diluted mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water can help ease irritation from sunburn. Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in water can be applied to the affected area using a cloth soaked in the solution, a spray bottle, or by adding it to a cool bath.
For years, people have claimed that wrapping a sprained or sore body part in a cloth soaked in vinegar helps reduce swelling and inflammation.
Support Digestive Health
Proper digestion is key to a healthy body, yet millions of people suffer from digestion issues.
One to two teaspoons of ACV in an 8oz glass of water before eating can aid healthy digestion and reduce bloating and heartburn for many people.
Many people swear by the use of vinegar to ease heartburn. Swallowing just a tablespoon of vinegar can quickly provide relief.
This is another tip that may not be life-saving, but it sure is handy to know. Stubborn stickers can be removed using vinegar. This tip can come in handy when acquiring items secondhand.
Treat Dry Skin And Eczema
Many people who suffer from eczema report that ACV provides them some relief. ACV has beta-carotene, which aids in skin cell renewal.
It is also rich in potassium, has high concentrations of minerals, and contains lactic acid.
This means ACV can help treat and heal eczema. To use ACV for eczema, you have a few options:
- Use it as a moisturizer – mix 1 tbsp with coconut oil.
- Use it as a toner – Coat a cotton ball and dab it on your face.
- Use it on your hair – Mix with sunflower oil to use on your hair.
- Use it in the bath – Add 2 cups of ACV to a full tub.
- Drink it – 1-2 tbsp in an 8 oz glass of water each day.
- Combine it with honey – Combine 2 tbsp ACV with 1 tbsp honey in a glass of water and consume 2-3 times a day with meals.
- Mix it with baking soda – Half a cup of water, ¼ tbsp baking soda, 2 tbsp ACV and drink. You can add 1 tbsp of honey if you wish.
Stop Car Windows From Frosting Over
If you have ever survived a northern winter, you know the way windows tend to freeze over and how annoying it is to wait for the defrost in your car to clear that frost.
Replace Lemon Juice
If a recipe calls for lemon juice and you find that you are all out, you can substitute vinegar in its place.
Vinegar is also great when creating large batches of tomato sauce to store for later use as it keeps it fresh and bacteria-free.
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