Baking soda and vinegar are awesome when it comes to DIY volcanoes. I have also been using both as cleaners. I have replaced most of the cleaning I used to do with Ajax with baking soda and Windex with diluted vinegar.
Recently I have been taking the cleaning to another level and also cleaning my self with baking soda and vinegar. I have been using a little baking soda to exfoliate my face for a little while. So I am now trying an experiment: embracing the “No Poo” (google it – it is not as hippy as it sounds) approach to cleaning my hair. Since the long weekend when the blizzard hit New England in February I have not used conventional shampoo. We were home bound (and any trip outdoors required a big winter hat) so I didn’t wash my hair for three days. The theory is to restore all the natural oils that the shampoo strips away. The following week I started washing my hair by wetting it, massaging in about a table spoon baking soda, rinsing well, pouring over my head a tablespoon apple cider vinegar diluted in a cup of warm water, and finally rinsing. I have found it to work just as well as conventional shampoos. And I feel like I now can go longer between washings.