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Does Vinegar Kill Germs and Bacteria?

Does vinegar kill germs and bacteria? You’ll be pleased to know that indeed it does. Vinegar has some excellent antibacterial properties that make it ideal for both household and personal use.

Household Uses for Vinegar

The are many uses for vinegar in your home. You can use vinegar to clean countertops, your refrigerator, your toilet and around the toilet. You can use vinegar to kill germs in your kitchen sink and It’s also terrific to use in the baby’s room as it doesn’t leave a lot of terrible smells and strong odors that can give you or your child a headache. Use it in the diaper pail and on the railings of your baby’s crib.

Distilled white vinegar is also amazingly economical. So if you’re looking to save money a bottle of white vinegar cost a dollar or two to as opposed to paying five or six dollars for a a product in the household cleaners aisle.

Be certain you choose white vinegar to do any cleaning with. Some people might be tempted to try using apple cider vinegar but because ACV contains sediment from the mother of the vinegar it is not ideal for household cleaning. It will leave a residue behind. White vinegar on the other hand dries without leaving any sort of residue. This makes it ideal for cleaning mirrors and windows. I recommend that if you are going to clean mirrors the in Windows with it that you use newspaper instead of using paper towels. By using newspaper you will get a streak free shine without any bits of towel left behind.

Using ACV as an Antibacterial

Now when it comes to personal use I would recommend using apple cider vinegar instead of using distilled white vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is great for controlling underarm odor. It won’t prevent perspiration, but if you dab a little apple cider vinegar into your armpits it will reduce the pH of your skin, leaving no place for the bacteria to survive.

ACV’s antibacterial properties can also help with your acne or itchy scalp. You can use an apple cider vinegar hair rinse to treat a scalp infection and calm an itchy head. Combine apple cider vinegar with hydrogen peroxide for a superior treatment. Combine one part ACV with one part hydrogen peroxide and add that to 10 parts water and use it as a shampoo. Once you have thoroughly soaked your hair, leave the shampoo in place for a minute or so before rinsing it out completely. You can also use apple cider vinegar for dandruff control.

There are a few different ways to use apple cider vinegar acne solutions, so I would recommend looking at that page for a few more tips on that use. Since ACV does kill germs and bacteria it is perfect to use for minor acne control.

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