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Vodka:The Best Household Cleaner I Did Not Know About

I was talking to a friend yesterday, I do not remember how cleaning came up, but somehow it did. She told me she cleans almost everything in her home with Vodka. What?!?

Yep, Vodka.

She has a slight allergy to most cleaning products so she looked around for an alternative cleaning product. She went on to tell me the numerous uses for her half water, half vodka cleaning solution. (Some places recommend one part vodka, two part water.)

I decided to do some research and it seems she is not at all alone.

A spray bottle of vodka and water can:

Clean counter tops and tables

Disinfect, Killing odor causing bacteria

Clean glass and mirrors

Shine chrome  and clean bathroom tile and bathtubs

Clean mold and mildew-let it sit for 15 minutes then scrub with a toothbrush if needed

Freshen clothes or fabrics– spray on then let it air dry. The “alcohol smell” disappers and you fabrics smell fresh and clean.

Remove sticky residue– from price tags or stickers. I wounder if it can get the last of some silly puddy out of the lining of my favorite purse.

Undiluted-makes a great stain remover-think no more grass stains

Cleans jewelry

Kills ants and bugs

Cleans Eyeglasses

As far as being cost effective everything says to buy the cheapest vodka you can find. (I confess an ignorance here on the cost of cheap vodka.)  I have been told you can buy a large bottle for about $6-diluted that makes a lot of cleaner!

I texted THE HUSBAND and asked him to pick some up on this way home this evening. I’ll let you know what I think.

Have you ever heard of or tried cleaning with vodka? Do you know of any uses I am missing?

Comments

  1. Let us know how it goes! I use vinegar/water to clean my kitchen, but I really don’t like the smell. The liquor stores are going to wonder why all these ladies keep coming in and asking for the biggest bottle of cheap vodka!

  2. Jeanie- Ha I know. Shawn’s reaction when I asked him to bring me home a bottle of cheap vodka was really funny.
    But, it is supposed to just make everything smell fresh and clean. I’m excited to give it a try.

  3. Jacquek says:

    That is awesome! I must admit my only previous uses for Vodka have been jello shots for tailgating and blood mary’s.

  4. Cmrussell says:

    How scary is it that a “spirit” we drink can remove glue residue and mold. Imagine what it does to our bodies? ((shudder))

  5. Beverly says:

    Why not use the same amount of regular rubbing alcohol? Cheaper and the same results. The professional window washers we use gave me their recipe: Fill a one gallon water jug 2/3 full, add a pint of rubbing alcohol and 2 teaspoons of palmolive liquid dish soap. add more water until almost full, put on the lid and shake well. Label the jug for filling spray bottles. No more windex for me!

  6. I’ll add this to my homemade cleaners, thanks;)

  7. I just remembered how it came up! We were talking to another friend who mentioned her neighborhood, which is by a certain package store, and I said, “Oh! That’s where I buy my cleaning vodka!” Then I had some explaining to do…

  8. I use a combination of vodka and ten drops of lavender essential oil to clean most surfaces in my house. I used vinegar and water for a while, but I couldn’t stand the smell. The vodka and lavender mix on the other hand smells wonderful and clean. I even use it as an air freshener. The alcohol scent dissipates quickly, only leaving the lavender behind. I want to try it with some orange or lemon oil one of these days.

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  9. Yep….I have been using this for a couple of years. I mix vodka and vinegar with essential oils.

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  2. […] Clean kitchen surfaces: Combine one part vodka with two parts water to spray on counter tops and tables, shine the kitchen sinks, and clean any other surfaces. For really tough stains, let the mixture sit for 20 minutes before wiping down with a clean rag. […]

  3. […] Clean kitchen surfaces: Combine one part vodka with two parts water to spray on counter tops and tables, shine the kitchen sinks, and clean any other surfaces. For really tough stains, let the mixture sit for 20 minutes before wiping down with a clean rag. […]

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