16 Unusual Ways To Use Salt
Salt is a common product. Humanity has been using this seasoning for more than ten thousand years. It helps us in making delicious dishes. And also we can use it for some treatments. What is more, salt has many great benefits you probably do not know about!
This cheap seasoning can be your indispensable assistant in the household. It is very easy to use and moreover it works wonders. Salt can replace many expensive products and it will not release any nasty chemicals into your home.
Now it is high time to tell you how to use salt. That is why we have prepared 16 unusual ways to use it. When you learn all its benefits, you will be surprised. Then you will definitely add salt to your daily routine. Well, let’s look at our tips!
#1. No mold on the shower curtains
You can use salt to prevent mold on shower curtains, just wash your shower curtains with saltwater.
#2. Relieve mosquito bites
To relieve the itching, you need moisten the tip of the finger with water, dip it into salt and then wipe the mixture over the affected area.
#3. Let your copper items shy again
Salt will help you reanimate your favorite copper items. You need to mix salt with vinegar and flour and rub the tarnished surface. You’ll be amazed with the result!
#4. Prevent oil from splattering
Before you start cooking you should sprinkle a little salt in the frying pan. It will help you to prevent oil from splattering.
#5. Make your candles drip free
Do you want a beautiful candle without drops? Soak it in a concentrated salt solution for several hours. Let the candle dry before lighting it.
#6. Get rid of shoe odor
It’s not cool when your shoes stink. If you don’t have time to wash your shoes, we recommend you to put cloth bags full of salt into them. Your shoes will smell better in a couple of hours!
#7. Get rid of ants
You need to combine salt and water in a 1:4 ratio in a bottle. Spray this remedy in areas where you see ants.
#8. Prepare safe and cheap homemade paint for kids
Make your kids happy! You need to blend in a bowl 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of salt. Then add 1 cup of water and a few drops of food coloring.
#9. Prevent sliced fruit and vegetables from turning brown
We don’t like when our fruit and vegetables turning brown. Salt can help you with it. Just put them into a bowl filled with saltwater.
#10. Remove onion smell from hands
When you use a garlic or an onion for cooking, they leave a smell on your hands. Don’t panic, there is a great solution! Wet your hands, rub them all over with salt, then rinse.
#11. Make an air freshener
You need 1/2-1 cup of salt and 20-30 drops of any essential oil or rose petals. Put all these ingredients in a bowl. By the way, you can use an orange to make a jar. Enjoy the smelling!
#12. Put out kitchen fires quickly
You should always keep a container of salt in your kitchen! If the grease fire in your kitchen is getting out of control, pour salt on it. Salt will prevent you from fire on your kitchen!
#13. Clean the iron
If you want to get rid of gunk spots on your iron, you need to turn it to the highest temperature setting, sprinkle a little salt on a piece of brown paper, and run the hot iron over it.
#14. Keeps windows free of frost
To prevent the windows from frosting you need to keep a small cloth bag of salt on your windowsill. There is one more way. Rub the inside of windows with saltwater.
#15. Clean the sink
To make this remedy you need a lemon juice and salt. You can use this paste to clean stainless steel sinks and fixtures. This remedy won’t release any nasty chemicals into your home. Enjoy!
#16. Don’t let yourself be fooled at a restaurant
Salt will help you in any incomprehensible situation. For example, if you received a food in the restaurant that had a hair or something else in it, you should ask the waiter to replace your dish. But don’t forget to sprinkle your food with salt before showing it to your manager. Then you will be sure that you have replaced dish or not.
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