Vinegar: Labeling Truths plus my Top 5 uses. When I started out trying to be healthier, I learned about vinegar. First, it was cleaning with white vinegar instead of chemicals. I heard it was a safe, natural cleaner but what did I really know about it. Was all vinegar safe? How do we know if the vinegar is safe? I wanted to know more and found out plenty. After years of using it, I will also share my top 5 uses for vinegar. At first, I hated the smell. Yes, it dissipates after a few but while cleaning I just didn’t enjoy the strong stench of the vinegar. It didn’t take long before I was adding several drops of essential oil to my vinegar spray bottle and boy did that help! Vinegar: truth shown through labeling and beyond cleaning. I learned about the health benefits of ingesting Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). Different from the white vinegar used in cleaning, the ACV is cloudy and strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that give the product a murky, cobweb-like appearance. So now I use ACV for inside my body and distilled white vinegar for outside my body. Like most things in my life that I have an interest in, I wanted to learn more. So in my search for good brands of vinegar I learned some scary facts. Those facts I want to share with you today, starting with the scariest!
As the Florida air changes from hot & humid to cold & crisp, it is the welcome sign that Fall is here and soon we shall be enjoying the holiday season feast and festivities. Today I feel frisky from the brisk air, with the sun in full splendor in the sky; no clouds, just warmth, and that fine feeling I get when it warms my cheeks as the breezy still taunts them with coldness. Today, I am reminded to give thanks for the upcoming winey fire birds. Many will enjoy a full feast on Thanksgiving and throughout December. For those that are not as fortunate this year, I want to take a moment to wish them love and abundance in whatever form they need. Food is a joyous occasion that brings us together. Breaking bread with other can bring out conversations and interactions that are rarely experienced in other venues. In my family, there are no traditional meals we cook each year. It changes constantly, like the seasons. Seems like the menu we plan for a holiday feast revolve more around how healthy we want [that year] versus what we really what to scarf down [mac-n-cheese pleeeeze]. Several of my friends have yearly traditional meals. How about you, or are we more alike than I realized? hmmmmmm Joyous celebrations usually include this #1 stain causer….