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White Vinegar : 8 tips for the house and the bathroom

White Vinegar : 8 tips for the house and the bathroom

White vinegar is mainly composed of beet sugar. It is essential if you want to ecologically maintain your house.

Ecologic and cheap, this is the perfect alternative to toxic cleaning products.

Here are some ideas on how to use it in your daily life.

1/ Dissolve limestone in the house

This is certainly the most common use for white vinegar. Due to its high acidity, it can easily dissolve limestone. Sink, shower head, faucet..... you will get rid of all limestone traces.

Simply spread the white vinegar, let it rest for a few hours, the wipe it with a sponge. Easy a pie !

2/ Get shining dishes, copper, windows and mirrors

For your dishes, add a cork of vinegar in your rinsing water. The limestone won't fix on your dishes and it will make them look shiny.

For the copper pots, mix some big salt with white vinegar while washing.

For windows and mirrors, mix water and white vinegar, then use a cloth to wipe and clean.

3/ Disinfect your comfort room and bathroom

Did you know that white vinegar is also a natural disinfectant ? It can therefore replace bleach which is highly toxic. You can use this as an alternative to clean your toilets, lavatories and bath tubs.

Perfect for parents who can stop worrying about kids wondering around the house and play on surfaces cleaned with toxic products.


4/ Get rid of resistant stains

Vinegar is really efficient for wine or grass stains.

Simply soak a cloth into a mix of vinegar and water, then scrub until stains disappear. You can then wash your clothes, carpets ..... as you are used to do it.

5/ Relieve insect bite

Soak a compress with white vinegar. Apply it on the skin where you got bitten and leave it for a few minutes until the itches are gone.

6/ Replace laundry softener

Softeners often contains toxic products and can sometimes damage your washing machine.

Because vinegar destroy limestone, your laundry will be soft and fresh. For the good smells, just add a few drops of essential oil.

Or use our OIKO alternative by using our lavender or jasmine floral water.

7/ To make your hairs shine

Once again it is water limestone you can blame if your hairs are not shiny.

Take an empty bottle, fill it at 3/4 with water and 1/4 with vinegar. Use it to rinse your hairs after the shampoo.Let it rest for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water to get rid of the vinegar smell.

8/ To get rid of bad smells

Do you have fridge with bad smells ? Or linen that don't smell good ?

Most of the time, you just need to clean properly with a sponge soaked in white vinegar.

For the linen, let them soak in a bucket of water in which you add a cork of white vinegar. Then wash them in the washing machine as usual.


Using white vinegar is simple, ecologic and cheap. At OIKO we support any alternative approach that helps protect our environment.

OIKO balls is an unique way to do your laundry without ever using laundry detergent. Simple, ecologic and clean !!

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