Salt is in just about every home. It’s essential to many baking and cooking needs, and I consume it regularly to help regulate my blood pressure. But what else can it be used for? Check out the below ideas for using salt around your home!
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.
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.
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 sterilize them. Try putting them in the dishwasher as well for an extra germ killing clean.
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.
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.
Avoid Browning Apples
If you are sick 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.
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.
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 essentially will be poisoned by it because it is a drying agent.
Cure Bad 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 eliminate bad breath.