21 amazing ways you can use simple salt

21 amazing ways you can use simple salt

The humankind has been using salt for over 8,000 years. It's a very common mineral, which is why over the course of its history people have tried using it for various purposes. If the only way you know how to use salt is for cooking, prepare to be surprised, because there are at least 21 more amazing things you can do with the help of salt...

1. Clean a clogged drain with the mixture of salt, vinegar and baking soda in proportion 2:1:2. Pour it into the drain, wait for ten minutes, then chase with boiling water. The drain will be unclogged!

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2. Use salt to clean your coffee pot. Put in four tbsp. of salt, a cup of crushed ice and a splash of water, swirl it around and watch the stains come off!

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3. Add a pinch of salt to frying oil to prevent splattering.

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4. Put some salt on a dirty stovetop, wait for a while, then scrub it off. The stains will be easier to get off.

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5. Get rid of grease stains by sprinkling salt on yout clothes and letting it soak up the stain, before laundering as usual. You can also use this method to clean carpets or furniture by combining one part of salt with four parts of rubbing alcohol.

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6. Rub some salt water onto a mosquito bite to alleviate the itchy feeling.

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7. Sprinkle some salt into your shoes to effectively deodorize them.

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8. Hopefully that never happens, but if the grease on your stove catches fire, throw salt on it. Don't use water!

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9. Scatter salt in ant-infested areas. They tend to avoid contact with salt, so it will act as a barrier.

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10. Soak your new toothbrush in salt water before first use. It will serve for longer.

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11. Wipe your car windows with salt water on a winter night, and in the morning you won't need to defrost them.

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12. Use salt water solution to clean old brooms and wicker furniture.

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13. Clean your old cutting board with a lemon slice that's been sprinkled with salt.

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14. Let salt sit on dirty pans for at least 10 minutes before scrubbing them.

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15. If you've been stung by a bee, wet the spot and cover it with salt. This will reduce the pain and the swelling.

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16. Clean your fridge with a mixture of warm water and salt.

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17. Clean a dirty iron by sprinkling some salt on a piece of paper and running the iron over it on highest temperature setting.

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18. Soak candles in salt water for a few hours to reduce future dripping.

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19. Polish your silver with a mixture of salt, vinegar, baking soda and boiling water.

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20. Soak our dirty sponges overnight in salt water solution to clean them.

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21. Use a mixture of salt, vinegar, and liquid detergent to get rid of poison ivy.

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Isn't it cool how many things simple salt can replace?

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