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  • AreEmBe commented on kansasa's instructable Canned Salmon Tutorial7 months ago
    Canned Salmon Tutorial

    I think the importance of wiping off the rims of the jars cannot be understated. Even a tiny but of salmon (or whatever you're canning) can interfere with a proper seal being formed. Also, I never re-use the lids. Use 'em once, then recycle, and buy new ones for the next batch. I only use table salt, have never used vinegar. I'm canning Sockey from the west coast of the Island (Vancouver Island :-). I have First Nations friends who have been canning salmon for years, not using a pressure cooker, but a canner. I've eaten their canned salmon many times over the years (very lucky to live across the street from a reserve ... they're great neighbours!) and have always enjoyed the salmon.

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  • AreEmBe commented on AwesomeA's instructable Friendly (but Effective) Cat Repellent 1 year ago
    Friendly (but Effective) Cat Repellent

    No. Vinegar is a great non-toxic weed killer for your yard, between cracks in concrete, etc. Do not spray it on your indoor plants. If your cats are getting into your indoor plants, lightly crunch up some tin foil and place it on top of the soil, covering the soil from the stalk of the plant to the edge of the plant container. Cats HATE foil! And it lasts a very long time, no offgassing or toxins in your air.

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  • AreEmBe commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable Unusual Uses for Mouthwash2 years ago
    Unusual Uses for Mouthwash

    Plain white vinegar can be used as effectively for many of the examples above, and at a fraction of the price of mouthwash. Use it under your arms after a shower (let it air dry) and you will find that you can either go without deoderant or use less as the vinegar kills the bacteria that produces the odour of the underarms. Also, it is great for curing and/or fixing true dandruff (a bacterial condition, not to be confused with what the advertisers of dandruff shampoos have brainwashed us into believing). Real dandruff smells bad on the scalp. You can rinse with straight vinegar in the shower, massage it into the scalp and leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse off, dry your scalp thoroughly and make sure your scalp gets lots of fresh air on it and sunshine, if possible. Use vinegar o...

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    Plain white vinegar can be used as effectively for many of the examples above, and at a fraction of the price of mouthwash. Use it under your arms after a shower (let it air dry) and you will find that you can either go without deoderant or use less as the vinegar kills the bacteria that produces the odour of the underarms. Also, it is great for curing and/or fixing true dandruff (a bacterial condition, not to be confused with what the advertisers of dandruff shampoos have brainwashed us into believing). Real dandruff smells bad on the scalp. You can rinse with straight vinegar in the shower, massage it into the scalp and leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse off, dry your scalp thoroughly and make sure your scalp gets lots of fresh air on it and sunshine, if possible. Use vinegar on athlete's foot, and other fungal conditions. For yeast infections, soak in a tub of warm water with two or three cups of vinegar in it. Make sure you circulate the water with your hands towards the area of the yeast infection. Soak for at least half an hour and do this once a day, and voila! Bye bye yeastie beasties! Plain white vinegar is great on windows, and you don't have to worry about whether or not it has sugar in it. Also great for glass shower doors, most stainless steel appliances (test first) and has many other great cleaning uses. Most people use way too much laundry detergent (even if it's what the manufacturers recommend) so using a cup of vinegar in the wash water instead of detergent helps to get the chemicals from detergents and fabric softeners/dryer sheets off your clothes. Avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets, anyway. They contain many very toxic ingredients. The vinegar will help to get rid of static from the dryer (or hand your clothes to dry on a rack).

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