Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily recommendation of random things that we've actually spent our own money on. These are the things we buy regularly or really like, things we'd actually tell our friends about. And now we're telling you.
I'm a little nervous writing about this latest "Worth It." I have a feeling you guys are going to think I've gone totally hippie. I mean, yes, I use a skin care product that's, like, morally-indefensibly expensive, but I also use fucking castor oil for moisturizer and Dr. Bronner's for body wash. Everyone knows that's hippie soap. But vinegar as a household cure-all? I know, I know. It's so holier-than-thou obnoxious. Oh, you use a Swiffer? I hope your family doesn't mind living in a dirty home full of endocrine disruptors! I clean my house with a delicious stone-ground paste of lentils, corn starch and my own fingernail clippings. And what I don't use on my floors I extrude into upcycled all-weather shelters for the homeless! I promise I'm really not one of those people. It's not that I'm immune to EcoFriendlySustainableFairTradeOrganicCrunchyGranola marketing — I'm not, and as much as I'm skeptical of marketing in general, I do worry about lame stuff like "the planet." No, my main issue with ALL NATURAL stuff is simple; I generally can't afford it. But this vinegar shit, friends: it's cheap and it works.