If you buy sea salt in bulk, you know it has many uses! Learn how to use salt in handy ways around the house for cleaning, skin care, beauty and much more!
Sea salt is in the pantry or kitchen of just about every home. It’s essential to many baking and cooking needs, but it’s handy in so many other ways too!
What else can it be used for? Two of my favorite other ways to use salt are in DIY beauty recipes and in cleaning house.
That’s one of the resons we buy sea salt in bulk like our other spices. For some amazing ideas, including easy recipes, on using sea salt, check out the list below.
11 Alternative Uses for Salt Around the Home
1. Put Out a Fire
If you have a fire place, use salt when putting out the fire. It will eliminate the amount of soot produced, making your fire place cleaner and safer.
Try these DIY fire starters to get your fireplace lit faster.
2. Remove Wine Stains
If you dump salt on a wine stain or similar stain as soon as it happens, the salt will pick up the liquid making it far easier to clean up.
3. Restore Your Sponges
Mix ¼ cup salt per liter of water and soak sponges in the mixture overnight. The salt will restore the sponges to their previous clean and shape-holding state as well as clean them. Try putting them in the dishwasher for an even deeper clean.
4. Deodorize Shoes
Can’t solve your homes stinky shoe problem? Put salt in the shoes overnight. The salt will soak up all of the odors leaving your shoes smelling clean.
5. Keep Salad Crisp
If you signed up to bring a salad to a party, but can’t keep it in the fridge or have a ways to travel, sprinkle some salt on it a few hours before it will be eaten. The salt will maintain the freshness.
6. Avoid Browning Apples
If you are tired of your apples browning after you cut them, soak them in lightly salted water for a few minutes (1-3 minutes tops). It will prevent them from browning throughout the day.
7. Set Colors in Laundry
Add in 1 cup of salt to a load of laundry that contains items that have strong colors. The salt will set in the color making the items no longer bleed colors in the wash.
Try making DIY Laundry Crystals to add to your washing machine to soften laundry.
8. Rid Your Garden of Snails and Slugs
If you have a snail and slug problem in your garden try sprinkling salt around the garden. Snails will avoid the salt and any that don’t will essentially be dehydrated by it because it is a drying agent.
9. Freshen Breath
Mix in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water. Gargle the mixture twice a day and it will help keep your breath smelling fresh.