Seltzer has always been a favorite drink in my house – both growing up and now in my own home. But did you know how many alternative uses for seltzer exist?
Seltzer is a wonderful, healthy, and refreshing drink. Its single ingredient is carbonated water (with some natural fruit flavors occasionally added in flavored varieties). That gives it the satisfaction of a bubbly soft drink, without the calories. It has more fizz and less flavor than sparkling water, making it a wholesome choice.
Plus, it really quenches my thirst. It is a very low sodium (sometimes sodium-free), sugar-free, gluten-free, calorie-free, with no dyes, high fructose corn syrup, OR any artificial sweeteners. In our house, seltzer is a staple.
Growing up, the word “Vintage” meant seltzer to me. I did not even know that it had another meaning until about ten or twelve years old. Vintage Seltzer has been an integral part of my childhood, with parents who valued healthy alternatives.
Only recently, with a growing fascination for life hacks and alternative uses for various easily attainable things, did I learn just how versatile this simple beverage is.
Apparently, adding some air to your water gives it some new skills, as there are many uses for seltzer!
I’ve researched and tested (most of these), added a couple of my own, and brought you the best alternative uses for seltzer so that you can hack your way through life using simple things!
11 Amazing Alternative Uses for Seltzer:
- Acidity in seltzer makes it possibly more effective than water for cleaning. Plus, it doesn’t include the harsh chemicals that cleaners have! Use a soft sponge to clean down surfaces such as counter tops, stainless steel, and porcelain, and then wipe it dry.
- Mix it with 100% juice as a healthier alternative to soda. Seltzer mixed with fruit juice has been our go-to sweet beverage for years. Our favorite combinations are: 2 parts seltzer to one part grape juice (pictured), or 1 part seltzer to 1 part mixed fruit juices (such as apple-berry juices.)
- Make your breakfast airier – use it instead of the other liquids in pancakes, waffles, or eggs.
- Got indigestion? Seltzer can help make it feel a little better. A little bit of ginger added in can help even more.
- Use it to remove chlorine and salt from hair after swimming, and save your new hair color.
- Clean rust from cast iron cookware, screws, and other tough areas. Pour in seltzer and let it sit, allowing the carbonation to do the work for you. Psst – I tried it on my toddler’s toy pots, and it worked there too!
- Get softer matzah balls. Everyone loves hot chicken soup on a cold winter day, but no one likes when the matzah balls are hard. Substituting some liquid for seltzer helps fluff them up.
- Soak gems such as diamonds, rubies, and sapphires in a glass of seltzer overnight to help brighten them up.
- If a cake recipe calls for soda, try swapping it out for seltzer.Many don’t need the extra sweet, but the seltzer will help add the extra fluff.
- Use it to get rid of stains in fabric. Pour on, and scrub gently for more delicate fabrics, and rub vigorously if you’re using it on carpet or another tough fabric.
- Try cooking rice or pasta in seltzer – see if it makes a fluffier version! I’ve read that it does – and will be trying it the next time around.
As you can see, Vintage Seltzer is a versatile staple to have at home, simply because of the added carbonation! Plus, it’s a refreshing and hydrating drink on its own. Even in the winter, with the heat in the house drying me out, it’s important for me to stay hydrated. Vintage Seltzer is the soft drink that gets me to drink more, without compromising on hydration.
Vintage Setzer 12 packs and one liter bottles are easy to find in my local supermarket (find it at yours here) with the other soft drinks. We personally like having our Vintage Seltzer in cans in our house as we like the “max-fizz factor”, so we like to pop them open as we drink them. We also take them on-the-go, on short trips and long ones.
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What do you use Vintage Seltzer for? If you have any alternative uses for seltzer to share, just comment below!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.