You might not know it, but there are 100s of vinegar uses! Historically, vinegar has been used since ancient times when it was accidentally discovered that wine, left undisturbed, turns into vinegar. This wasn’t heralded with as much enthusiasm as the discovery of the wine that created it. However, over many long years, lots of uses for vinegar have been discovered! While there are no records before 5000 BC, legend has it that the seminarians a civilisation of ancient Babylonians used vinegar as a cleaning agent.
Vinegar is one of the best substances for cleaning, cheap and environmentally friendly! Cleaning with vinegar is also quick and easy. You can reuse spray bottles or buy new and label accordingly. For pastes, a recycled glass jar will store safely.
Head lice (nits) are those pesky tiny parasites that live on the scalp and hair shafts. It is a common problem among children, especially when they first start school, or return after a holiday. Fortunately, there are many home remedies for lice! Lice are no respecter of age or gender and are easily passed on to siblings and other family members, including Grans, Aunts and Uncles etc. In the olden days, sometimes the head was shaved completely or Kerosene was used to treat head lice. When Kerosene was used, a severe combing with a special bone comb was then done to remove the eggs. A painful and very smelly procedure, thankfully we have gentler and pleasant smelling home remedies for lice these days!