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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar

I’ve always wondered how to make apple cider vinegar, and this weekend I thought I’d give it a try.  I actually made pineapple vinegar instead of apple cider because I had pineapple scraps.  You can use fruit scraps to make fruit scrap vinegar, and apple cider vinegar is just another fruit scrap vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits, and is great for making salad dressings, using in a bath for detoxification, and even cleaning.  Apple cider vinegar has been often called a wonder drug, and contains vitamins and minerals essential to good health.  Losing weight, lowering blood pressure, and even healing headaches have been some of apple cider vinegar’s benefits.  Personally, I take it when I feel a cold coming on because I think it helps ward off the bad germs. When you make your own apple cider vinegar, you control what goes in it, and you know you are getting the real deal.  When I purchase apple cider vinegar, I buy the Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar because it contains all the goodness […]

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How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances Naturally

The other day I was cleaning in my kitchen and I realized that our stainless steel dishwasher was looking pretty bad.  I think stainless steel appliances are beautiful, but after having a stainless steel dishwasher and refrigerator, I think next time I’d go with just plain white or black.  Stainless steel is a pain to keep clean! It attracts fingerprints, dust, and if you get water stains on it, forget it.  Those are so hard to get out.  Luckily, after three years of cleaning stainless steel appliances, I have found the best way for cleaning stainless steel.  Of course, you know it would have to be a safe and natural alternative to stinky chemicals! How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances Naturally -Olive oil & a soft cloth. This is the tried and true method that works for me, and I know you’re going to be baffled when you hear what it is.  I use some olive oil and an old prefold cloth diaper that my mom picked up at a thrift store. What I do is dab a small amount […]

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