Uses For Salt

saltSalt can be used for a lot more than spicing up your food. Here we’ll take a look at some of those uses.

Add a pinch of salt to milk to keep it fresh longer.

Add salt to a vase of fresh cut flowers to keep them fresh longer.

Add salt to laundry rinse water to prevent laundry from freezing on the clothesline.

Add salt to the water you boil eggs in, causing them to peel more easily.

Add salt to water to make it boil at a higher temperature and reduce cooking time.

Bathe tired eyes with half a teaspoon of salt in a pint of water (it also reduces puffiness).

Bathe tired eyes with half a teaspoon of salt in a pint of water (also reduces puffiness).

Bathe tired feet in warm water with a handful of salt, and rinse in cool water when finished.

Boil clothespins in salt water before use so that they last longer.

Clean a greasy pan easily by sprinkling it with salt and wiping it with paper.

Clean a sink drain with a strong salt water solution regularly, to prevent grease build-up and to deodorize.

Clean cups by rubbing them with salt to remove stubborn stains.

Clean dough easily off a counter top by sprinkling with salt before wiping.

Clean tarnished silverware by rubbing with salt before washing.

Gargle with salt water to relieve sore throats, canker sores and toothaches.

Massage scalp with salt to remove dandruff before washing hair.

Massage skin with salt to remove dead skin and improve circulation.

Prevent cheese from molding by wrapping it with a salt-water soaked cloth before refrigerating.

Prevent grease splatters and splashes by adding a few dashes of salt to the pan before adding the food.

Put out a grease fire in your oven, or a barbecue, by tossing salt onto the fire.

Relieve the pain of a bee sting by dampening the area with water and covering with salt.

Remove mildew and rust stains in cloth by moistening spots with lemon juice and salt, bleaching in the sun, and rinsing.

Remove rust from metals, etc. by rubbing with salt and damp rag before rinsing thoroughly.

Soak a new toothbrush in salt water before use to make it last longer.

Soak candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours and allow them to dry completely in order to prevent them from dripping when burned.

Sprinkle salt around doorways, window sills, etc. to deter ants from sneaking into your house.

Sprinkle salt on a fresh stain (clothing, etc.) to pre-treat it, and later wash as normal to remove stain.

Sprinkle salt on dirty dishes to make them easier to clean later on.

Sprinkle salt on muddy carpets to dry mud before vacuuming.

Sprinkle salt on suds to reduce them if a washing machine bubbles over, etc.

Use salt and baking soda to clean your teeth and/or deodorize your mouth.

Use salt to sweeten and deodorize bottles and other closed containers.