I am constantly cleaning
my house with items I have in my home. One of those items is table salt
. Table salt doesn't give me migraines like the commercial products you buy on the market today and it is just as effective as those smelly products.
According to the Salt Institute
, there are more than 14,000 uses for salt. That amazes me, but then again, my mom was always using it for something besides our food. I personally would rather use it for anything besides food and I rarely ever use it for cooking purposes. What do you use salt for?
-Sometimes when I get over friendly with the soap I put in my washing machine
and it starts to overflow with suds, I just open her up and sprinkle salt on top of the suds and the suds disappear.
-When I dust, I always seem to forget to clean my artificial flowers. By the time I remember, they seem to be coated with a month's worth of dust. I just take a zippered plastic bag, place some salt in the bag along with the dirty flowers and give it to my toddler to shake. I know the flowers are clean when the salt turns brown.
-So you're outside enjoying the gorgeous weather, playing in your flower garden and you got stung by a bee, right? Stop the pain of the bee sting
instantly by wetting your skin thoroughly and rubbing salt on it. This also works for mosquito bites
-Rover got fleas? Before he gets in the doghouse again, wash it down with salt water but do not rinse. Sprinkling salt around areas that pests and rodents seem to get into your house will eliminate those unwanted visitors.
-If you have drooped an egg on the kitchen floor, just sprinkle enough salt to cover the mess and let sit for about 2o minutes. You'll be able to sweep up the mess with no problems.
-If you don't know whether your eggs are fresh or not, put 2 teasppons of salt into an 8 ounce cup of water. Gently drop the egg in. If it sinks it is fresh, if it floats say goodbye to that rotten egg.
-Salt will smother a kitchen grease fire, which is great, considering you should never throw water on a grease fire.
-Keep your fresh cut flowers around longer by add a pinch of salt to the water.
-Put about 2 teaspoons in your wash machine to keep your colors brighter.
-If you happen to run out of toothpaste, you can brush your teeth with equal parts baking soda
and salt. Salt also works well as a mouthwash.
-We have a walkway on our lawn that leads from our front door/deck to the driveway and the cracks between the corrugate always seem to fill with grass and weeds. I sprinkle salt on the grass, and then pour very hot water over it, thus effectively killing the grass growing in the cracks.