When I heard about Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar, all kinds of images were conjured up in my head. I was hopeful that Four Monks were going to show up at my house to clean, but no such luck. Instead I received a fun pack of Four Monks cleaning supplies, including their new pleasantly scented Cleaning Vinegar in spray bottles.
I grew up knowing that vinegar was useful in a variety of ways, other than in salad dressings and for souring milk. In fact, vinegar diluted with water was used for a final rinse on my hair for many years ( along with Breck Shampoo to give me the “Breck Girl” look). My dad always rinsed his hair with vinegar, as he said it cut down on having greasy hair. We also used vinegar in the wash, on windows and with a splash of ammonia for the floors. And most recently, I’ve begun using vinegar to clean my fresh fruit and veggies to remove any pesticides or cooties.
I was challenged to use Four Monks for a week in my home in the handy spray bottles. Here’s what I found most useful:
- Spritzed my doggie with a little diluted vinegar mist and rubbed it into her coat for a nice shine.
- Used it on a carpet stain
- Cleaned the interior of my car
- Removed soapy film from shower and tub
- Cleaned out my microwave
- Removed a hot cocoa stain from shirt by pre-treating with vinegar spray
- Shined my kitchen stainless steel with a soft rag and vinegar spray ( I was amazed at the grime that came off my stainless steel sink)
- Gave my glass drinking glasses a good shine with a few squirts and soft cloth
- Shined my stainless steel flatware
But, here’s my biggest success – I’ve had some crystal glasses for over 30 years and they got hard water stains many years ago. I’ve tried various methods to get them clear again, to no avail. I didn’t have the heart to toss them out, since they were a gift. I dampened a paper towel with Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar and wrapped the glasses up in the paper toweling and let them sit for a while. Viola – they are almost stain free. I will give them another go, then start using them again for special occasions.
The uses for Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar are just too numerous to mention. Do yourself a favor and visit VinegarTips.com and you’ll be amazed at the variety of uses.
Many of us are looking for more natural, non-toxic methods to keep our enviroment safe and clean. Four Monks is the perfect solution for many of these issues. A few years ago when we had extra family living with us, I decided one of the ways to keep sane was to have a house cleaner come a couple time a month. The crew I selected specialized in using non-toxic, natural cleaning products. I’m sure vinegar was at the top of their list. There was nothing better than coming home to a gleaming home, smelling naturally clean with no chemical smell.
I’d love to hear how you use vinegar in your home. The beauty of Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar is that it’s designed specifically for non-toxic cleaning in the home or workplace. It’s a 6% acidity solution which is 20 times stronger than traditional vinegar – yet made from food grade vinegar, so it’s safe and not harmful to your family. I really loved the Citrus Mint Four Monks Vinegar. Be aware that vinegar is not for everything – don’t use on granite, or waxed wood and never mix with bleach. Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar can be found at Walmart Supercenters in the vinegar aisle. You can learn more, and snag a coupon by visiting FourMonksClean.com.