There are some very precious items in our pantry, not only for cooking but also for a variety of uses that we wouldn’t even imagine. Vinegar is one of these little treasures: a natural ally for ecological cleaning and housekeeping, and also for our wellness!

  1. Tones skin and removes flaws: make a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 10 parts water, apply with a cotton ball after daily facial cleaning.
  2. Strengthens nails and softens cuticles: immerse your fingertips in a bowl of white (or apple) vinegar for 5 minutes once a week.
  3. Removes labels: spray some pure vinegar directly on the label and gently scratch with your fingers until completely removed.
  4. Removes bad odours from hands: to make that fish, onion or garlic smell disappear, wash your hands with regular soap and rinse first with white vinegar, then with lukewarm water.
  5. Softens fabrics and removes their static chargein the washing machine: a half glass of white vinegar and a few drops of essential oil in the softener tray will result in soft, perfumed and especially ecological laundry. Just be careful not to mix vinegar with your laundry soap.
  6. Deep cleans and deodorises wooden chopping boards: rub the board surface with a cloth soaked in apple vinegar. No need to rinse.
  7. Keeps ants away: use a cloth soaked in white vinegar to clean door and window frames as a natural ant repellent; you may also add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to produce an even more unpleasant odour for these insects.
  8. Relieves sunburn: add a couple of cups of vinegar to your bath water and immerse for 10 minutes for immediate
  9. Makes your hair shine: after shampooing, apply a mixture of 2 tablespoons vinegar and 300 ml water; leave it to work for a few seconds then rinse.
  10. Helps weight loss and detoxifies your body: being used for years as a home remedy, apple vinegar has recently become popular in slimming and detox diets; among its several qualities are the ability to help digestion, eliminate toxins, lower cholesterol and balance natural ph.