It is hard to find anyone who doesn’t have salt somewhere in their pantry. However, people tend to take advantage of its cooking purposes without realising how many other uses it has around the home. Salt works to stop bacteria from growing by soaking up moisture and creating an inhospitable environment for it. Here are just a few of the easy and affordable ways to use salt around your home.
If your shoes are giving off a terrible stench, try sprinkling salt into the soles then brushing it out in the morning. This will soak up the moisture and remove the smell.
Add a pinch of salt to some warm water and either gargle for a sore throat or swish around your mouth for ulcers. It will attract fluids and flush away the sick feeling.
Scrub a greasy dish with a layer of salt before washing it out with detergent and water to quickly cut through any hard to remove grease stains.
Sprinkle areas where you are spotting the pests with a line of salt.
Throwing salt on a grease fire will smother the flames. Never use water as it will only increase the fire.
Place salt in pavement cracks and areas where weeds are growing then sprinkle with water. This mixture will stop the growth of unwanted weeds.
Mix together four tablespoons of salt to a 1/4 cup of hot water. Rub onto the stain until it disappears.
Create a mixture of salt and hot water to pour down any drains to stop smells and clean out the grease build up.
Soak a wash cloth in water and half a teaspoon of salt then rub gently over eyes to clean. Rinse with warm water after cleaning.
Place a handful of salt into a tub of warm water to soak feet or extra salt in a bath for a relaxing and detoxing full body soak.