I happened upon this nifty little vinegar book at a flea market a few weeks back. I love the cover, and soon managed to Google up the results that this exact company does not exist anymore, as it eventually evolved into just Spea's.
I always consider it a 'treasure' when I find a little bit of Arkansas 'history' in a flea market and this little book is just that.
Besides it's many recipes, it has many helpful hints. For years now, we have used apple cider vinegar for many things, including acid reflux, sour stomach, skin problems, athlete's foot, sore throat, flea prevention (added to pet's water), as well as using it as an excellent cleaner when mixed with baking soda.
According to the hints in the back of this little booklet, apple cider vinegar is also good for bruises, used as a cold compresses on the head for headaches (I'm not sure I could breathe well with that one!), bathing, and treating animals for mange. . . the list goes on and on.
I think of how many individual products that we purchase today, when our ancestors of not-to-long-ago depended on just a few sources for their many needs. I'm always looking for ways to simplify and use a little bit of 'thrift sense', so I think I am going to expand my uses of vinegar!
I'd love to hear any of the thrifty tips that you have to share.