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16 Uses for Herbal-Infused Vinegar & How to Make Your Own

Add a fancy vinegar with tantalizing flavors adorned with sprigs of fresh herbs to your kitchen collection.

Make your vinegar bottles extra elegant by adding a bow out of ribbon or twine.


Take your vinegar to the next level.  Infuse it with herbs and spices!

Super Simple Instructions

  1. Use 3 or 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  2. Rinse sprigs, pat them dry
  3. Peel one large clove of garlic, cut in half
  4. Place fresh thyme and garlic in a glass jar
  5. Fill with white wine vinegar
  6. Cap tightly – If the cap is metal first put a piece of wax paper then cap
  7. Store in a cool dark place
  8. Shake every few days
  9. Label
  10. Wait at least two weeks,  the more extended the period the stronger the flavor (I prefer 3-4 weeks)









Choose your fresh sprigs of herbs or use a combination of two or more.

Types of Vinegar Used to Infuse

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Champagne vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Rice vinegar
  • White wine vinegar

In our household, I leave the distilled white vinegar for cleaning.

What uses are there for flavored vinegar?

  • Culinary Delights
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Cleaning
  • Baths
  • Drinking

 Culinary Vinegar

Create a delicious vinegar to top off your fresh salad when you try this Raspberry Vinegar Dressing by the Yummy Life.

How about this Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar for salads or to drizzle on beef or chicken featured by Food Network?

Spice up your meat, greens, and rice dishes with some Hot Pepper Vinegar featured by Country Living.

Is tarragon a must in your kitchen?  If so, try this DIY Tarragon Vinegar by The View from Great Island.

Spiced Japanese Rice Vinegar featured by Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletin.

Herbal Remedy Vinegar

This Rose Vinegar is one I will try next summer.  Herbalists consider rose to calm inflammation, anti-viral, and other properties featured by The Creamer Chronicles.

Feel a cold coming on? Try some Fire Cider Vinegar from Pixies Pocket.

How about vinegar for healthy bones?  Check out these Herbal Vinegars featured by Studio Botanicals.

Cleaning Vinegar

Get rid of chemical cleaners!  Try this Lavender Sage all-purpose cleaner by Hello Glow.

Try making some homemade Citrus Vinegar Cleaner by Homestead Lady.

Lavender Vinegar for fabric softener (I use plain vinegar, I will be making this instead), glass and surface cleaner and more from The Nerdy Farm Wife.

Bath Vinegar

Have you heard there can be health benefits by using Chickweed Vinegar in your bath?  Here is a recipe from Home Spun Seasonal Living.

Rose Petal Vinegar for your bath or hair rinse from The Nerdy Farm Wife.

Drinking Vinegar

Try this Basil and Marionberry Drinking Vinegars featured by Pinch & Swirl.

Here is the how and why to drinking flavored vinegar with this DIY by My Recipes.


If you thought vinegar had limited uses, think again!  Jump in and start adding them to your daily routine.

Please share what vinegars you are currently using and those you want to try.

As always, to your health and well-being



The information in this article is for informational purposes only.  The material presented is not attempting to diagnose or treat any medical condition.  Consult with your medical professional regarding your health.  Do not stop any medicine prescribed for you.  Do not make any changes without consulting your caregiver.

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