Introduction: Unusual Uses for Salt
In this ible I will be showing you some unusual uses for common table salt. Aside from adding flavor to bland dishes, salt has a multitude of uses. I hope you enjoy ! Please leave a comment and subscribe.
Step 1: Non Dripping Candles
When the wax in candles melt, it drops over the side and creates an irritating mess. You can prevent this. Soak your candles in a strong salt solution for 2-3 hours and you won't have anymore dripping candles.
Step 2: Clean Spills That Stink
Everyone has had something spill in their oven. But now it's easier to clean. Take some cinnamon and put in some salt. The cinnamon will keep your oven from stinking. Sprinkle the mixture over the spill soon after it happens, while the oven is still hot. Once it has cooled just brush the mixture away and the spill will go with it.
Step 3: Good Egg or Bad Egg ?
If you have an egg that may be bad or good and you really don't know then you can quickly check. Add two teaspoons of salt to a cup of water. Drop the egg in, if it's a good egg then it will float and if it's bad it will sink right to the bottom.
Step 4: Clean Sponges
Sponges have lots of bacteria and other nasties, luckily there is a way to clean the sponge and kill those germs. Soap up the sponge and then rinse it off. Then soak it in cold, really salted water for an hour or two.
Step 5: Kill Poison Ivy !!!!
Take three pounds of salt and mix it with a gallon of soapy water. Put it into a sprayer and apply it to the stem and leaves. Then the plant will die.
Step 6: Make Brooms Live Longer
If you want to preserve the life of your broom then follow this quick easy step. Soak the broom fibers in hot, salty water before their first use.
Step 7: Bee Sting
To soothe a bee sting follow this quick step. Remove the stinger, wet the sting and apply a paste of salt and water. Let it dry and it will reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Step 8: Clean Chimney
Throw some salt in your fire, not only will this create vivid yellow flames but it will loosen the soot and help prevent chimney fires and improve air flow.
Step 9: Canker Sore Relief
Gargle some saltwater and this will help with the pain of a toothache, and ease the pain of canker sores and sore throat. Dissolve two teaspoons of salt in a 1/4 cup of water. Swish it around in your mouth for at least 20 seconds. If you have a sore throat then gargle. It will most likely burn but it works.
Step 10: Clothes
If you like to dry your clothes on the line and you live somewhere where it is cold. Put some salt in the rinse water to keep the clothes from freezing stuff. To keep the clothes from sticking to the line pour some salt water on the clothes line.
Step 11: Artificial Flowers
Artificial flowers get dirty, and you don't want to have clean every petal. So just toss the flowers in a gallon zip lock bag with about a cup of salt and shake well. The debris will come right off.
Step 12: Keep Milk Fresh
Sour milk is terrible. To keep your milk from spoiling add a pinch of salt to the carton and pinch the spout closed and shake well to mix. This will keep it fresh longer.
Step 13: Coffee Less Bitter
Bitter coffee can be fixed. Add a pinch of salt to your coffee and this will enhance the flavor.
Step 14: Remove Sweat, Blood, and Wine Stains
Pour salt on wine stains and it will suck up whatever it can.
Wash the blood stained clothes in cold water and then hot soapy water.
Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of hot water and sponge it on.
Step 15: Prevent Fruit From Browning
If your fruit is susceptible to browning or is browning then dip the sliced fruit into lightly salted water. This will help them look fresh.
Step 16: Frost Free Windows
To keep frost from accumulating on your vehicle windows dip a sponge in salty water and rub it on the inside and outside of the window. Then rub it dry with a soft cloth.
Step 17: Stinky Shoes
If you want to get the stink out of your shoes then just put some salt in your shoes and then wipe it out. Do not use it on leather or synthetic shoes because it may cause them to wear down quicker.
Step 18: Eye Puffiness
If you have red, puffy, swollen eyes then follow this quick step. Sprinkle a pinch of salt in a cup of hot water and apply the salty solution on your puffy eyes with a cotton pad.
Step 19: Skin
Massage a mixture of salt and olive oil into your skin in circular motions. Leave it on for a few minutes then wash it off. The massage increases circulation, the olive oil moisturizes, and the salt buffs away dead skin cells.
Step 20: Yellowed Linens
To bring back those yellowing whites, boil cotton or linen items in a pig pot of water with a few tablespoons of salt plus a few tablespoons of baking soda.
Step 21: End
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