Other Uses for Salt in the Home
Salt isn’t only for cooking. In fact, it can be used in a multitude of different ways all around the household. Here are ten new ways to use salt around the house.
Sterilize your sponges
All you need to do to sterilize your kitchen sponges is make a salt water bath. Let the sponges soak in the salt water for a few minutes. Then, remove the sponges and rinse.
Clean your drains
To clean drains, pour salt down your drain and follow it with a bit of white vinegar. Afterward, clear the mixture with hot water.
Clean up egg
If you crack an egg, and it doesn’t end up in the bowl, throw some salt on it. Salt stops the egg yolk from spreading, making it easier to clean up.
Remove baked-on food
If you are having trouble removing baked-on food, pour some salt on the area and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, add a bit more salt and scrub the area with a lime wedge.
A fire, such as one in a fireplace or a campfire, can be put out faster when dousing it with salt. Using salt helps the ashes and residue gather together, making it easier to clean up the fire. Additionally, using salt to douse a fire causes there to be less soot.
Absorb food stains
If you accidentally get some of your dinner on your shirt or pant, rub some salt in it! The salt works to absorb the stain. Afterward, throw the clothing item into the wash as normal. This method can also be used on a carpet.
Clean pit stains
This is especially helpful for all your white shirts! Make a paste of salt and water and rub it on the stain. Let it sit for an hour and then wash it as normal.
Clean your iron
Turn your iron up to the highest setting, making sure to turn off the steam feature. Then, run a cloth with salt on it over the metal piece of your iron.
Use a combination of lemon and salt to create a scouring pad. To do this, cut the lemon in half and pour salt on it and rub it over the copper or brass piece. Afterward, rinse the area.
Relieve a sore throat
This doesn’t cure a sore throat, but it does well for temporary relief. Fill a cup with warm water and stir in a pinch of salt until it is fully dissolved. Gargle the mixture, being sure not to swallow it, and spit.