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Using Salt Around the House

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Today’s salt contains sodium silicoaluminate, dextrose and potassium iodide, but it still stops the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and yeast. This is why it is used as a natural preserver in salad dressings, butter, margarine, cured meats, sausages, and pickled products.

Now I’m going to add some more ways in which you can use salt around the house for cleaning, beauty treatments, pest control and more.

Clean Brass

You can clean any of your brass, copper and silver items by making a paste with vinegar and salt, rubbing the items with it, then rinsing and wiping them dry.

Clean Stains From China

Remove coffee and tea stains from your china cups by making a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and salt. Let the mixture sit in the cups for a few hours before removing.

Clean Away Rust

Rub a mixture of 2 tablespoons of salt with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice onto the rust, then wipe clean.

Clean Away Mildew And Mold

Make a mixture of salt and lemon juice, then apply it to the mold and mildew. If possible, put the item in the sun to dry. Also, if the item can be cleaned outside, it would eliminate mold and mildew spores from circulating in your house and growing onto something else.

Clean Away Mildew And Mold

Make a mixture of salt and lemon juice, then apply it to the mold and mildew. If possible, put the item in the sun to dry. Also, if the item can be cleaned outside, it would eliminate mold and mildew spores from circulating in your house and growing onto something else.

 

Remove Soap Suds

If you’re trying to get soap suds out of your sink, just sprinkle salt on them. This causes the bubbles to burst.

Use For Slugs

Sprinkle salt along the perimeter of any area to keep slugs away. The salt kills them by drawing the moisture from their bodies.

 

Repel Ants And Moths

Sprinkle salt along or over any area where they live or travel.

Prevent Fading

To stop colors from fading from your clothes, pour 1 cup of coarse salt into your wash.

Soften Jeans

If you want to soften up new jeans, pour 1 cup of coarse salt into your wash.

Remove Wine Stains

Cover the area with salt, let it sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse the item in cool water. If all the stain didn’t leave, repeat the process.

 

Clean And Deodorize Cutting Boards

Sprinkle salt on the cutting board and rub with a damp cloth, then rinse.

Clean Greens

Wash and rinse your greens in saltwater. This removes dirt, and any worms living in them.

Making Coffee

When you make your coffee, try adding just a dash of salt. This makes your coffee taste better.

Soak Fish

If you need to scale fish, try soaking them in salt water for a few minutes, this makes them easier to scale.

Fluffier Egg Whites

Add a pinch of salt and this makes the egg whites fluffier when you beat them.

Foot Soak

Add ½ cup of salt to warm water, to soak your feet.

Mouth Pain

A mixture of warm saltwater will relieve the pain of toothaches, sore gums and tongue bites. Drink a mouth full of the saltwater, hold in your mouth for a minute, then spit out. Repeat this as necessary or see a doctor.

 

Sore Throat

Mix 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water, then gargle.

Tone Your Face

Mix 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and massage it onto your face, then wash and pat dry.

Dry Itchy Skin

Add 1 cup of either sea salt or table salt into a warm bath, then soak for about 30 minutes.

Get Rid Of Dandruff

Sprinkle and massage 1 tablespoon of salt into your dry hair, then shampoo.

 

Remove Grass

Sprinkle salt into any crevice you don’t want grass to grow. Since salt is corrosive, this kills the plant.

Weed Killer

The same idea as removing grass. Pour salt into the cracks and crevices where weeds are growing..

 

If you’re wondering why salt makes such a good natural preserver, it’s because bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella find it hard to grow where salt is. Salt removes all traces of water from cells and food, which makes it very difficult for bacteria to grow.

Using Salt Around the House
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

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