Can Vinegar Be Used as Cleaner?


Cleaning your home can sometimes be really problematic considering all the chemical products that are available almost everywhere. But the good thing is that you don’t even need store-bought products to be able to clean your home. 

If you’re into DIY things and activities, you probably know how to make homemade cleaners and know what you can use. One of the best all-purpose cleaners is definitely vinegar, so stay tuned for some info on the best ways to clean your home with vinegar. 

Is Vinegar a Good Cleaner?

The benefits of cleaning with vinegar are numerous:

  • It’s non-toxic and natural
  • You always have it in your home
  • It’s pretty inexpensive
  • It can be used for cleaning many things, from blinds and windows to hardwood floors and clogged pipes

You can always use white vinegar because it’s the strongest, but other types will do the trick as well. If you or someone living in your households are sensitive to chemicals, it’s best to completely steer clear from them and make your own vinegar cleaning solution recipe

How To Make a Vinegar Cleaner?

To make your own vinegar cleaning solution, you’ll need a spray bottle you can use regularly, some vinegar, and some water. If you mix two-thirds of vinegar and one-third of water, you got yourself a DIY vinegar cleaner that can clean almost anything in your home. 

If you’re a bit sensitive to smells and can’t take the smell of vinegar, you can add some essential oils to your homemade vinegar solution to improve its smell. You can opt for lemon essential oil because it has antibacterial and antiviral powers. Lavender essential oil is great because it naturally fights off bacteria and it has a wonderful, calming scent. Wild orange essential is a good option if you want to actively fight the grease stains. 

What Can You Clean With Vinegar? 

We’ve already said what type of vinegar for cleaning you can use, but let’s see what you can clean with it. 


To clean windows, mix equal parts of vinegar and water and use a sponge to apply to windows. Use a squeegee to clean the windows and they will be nice and shiny. 


For cleaning blinds, you need to make the following mix – 1 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1 gallon of warm water. Use a sponge or a cloth to clean the blinds and afterward rinse with clean water. 

Hardwood floors

Fill a bucket with water, preferably a gallon, and add a cup of vinegar. You’ll get a solution for cleaning most floors, including wooden ones. 


Mix 1/4 of vinegar and 1 cup of water and boil it in the microwave until you notice steam on the windows. Open up and simply wipe down food remains.


Shower doors

If you’re tired of soap build-up, soak a sponge in white vinegar and wipe the shower doors with it. No need for additional rinsing. 

Clogged pipes 

For unclogging pipes, start by boiling a pot of water and pouring it down the drain. After that, mix even parts of white vinegar, water, and baking soda and pour it also down the drain. Let it sit for 10 minutes and wash it down with another pot of boiling water. 

Metal products 

To clean products made of copper, pewter, or brass, you can make a vinegar and salt cleaner that successfully removes tarnish. Mix a teaspoon of salt, 1/2 cup vinegar, and some flour to make a paste. Apply the paste to the metal and leave it for 15 minutes. Use clear water to wash it and a soft cloth to polish it. 

We hope you’ll make use of some of the advice we’ve given you here and make your home nice and sparkly again. Cleaning with vinegar is easy, inexpensive, and safe, so make your own cleaner and use it daily! 

If you still find it hard to clean your home in this way, you can always opt for professional cleaning services such as Alpine Maids. We work with natural and eco-friendly products, so you’ll be sure to have your home cleaned in a safe way. Contact us today!