Friday, August 1, 2014

30 Other Ways to Use Salt in Your Home

Salt (sodium chloride) has been a main fixture in preserving food and for cleaning appliances, porcelain, brass, copper, kitchen utensils etc. Amazing how this versatile mineral do the tricks. Below is a list of other ways you can put salt to good use in your home:

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** A very reliable way to test egg freshness is to add one tablespoon of salt in a glass of water. Then put the egg in it — a fresh egg will sink, while an older egg will float.
** We all know that fruits such as apples and pears, when peeled undergo a process called oxidation. To maintain their color, place them in lightly salted water to prevent browning.
** Expending much energy shelling pecans, walnuts and other hard nuts? Soak them in salt water for a few hours and presto! – removing the meat is much easier.
** For cake lovers – do you want to prevent your cake’s icing from sugaring? Just add a small amount of salt to cake icing and it will do the trick.
** For quicker, faster, higher peaks, add a tiny bit of salt when whipping cream or beating egg whites.
** Your favorite cheese can have a long life, how? Before placing them in your refrigerator, wrap it in a cloth dampened with saltwater; this will prevent mold on cheese.


** Prolong toothbrush life and save a few bucks! Before your first use, make it a point to soak it in salt water.
** Want to have a clean, white, shiny teeth? Dip your toothbrush in a mixture of one part fine salt to two parts water – and brush as usual.
** A mixture of salt and baking soda (1:1) in water is an effective mouth rinse.
** For mouth problems like abscesses and cankers, gurgle with a solution of warm saltwater three or more times a day.
** Got stung by a bee? Quickly moisten affected area by placing a small pile of salt to help reduce pain and swelling.
** Ouch.. itchy mosquito bite! A saltwater soak can do a quick relief.
** Freshens skin after a bath. Before drying yourself, massage your body with dry salt.
** Sore throat? A mixture of salt and warm water can do wonders.



** Keep grease from building up in your sink drains – make it a regular routine to pour a “hot water and salt” solution down the kitchen sink.
** A good sprinkling of salt and paper towels is a sure way to clean greasy frying pans.
** Get rid of stubborn coffee and tea stains, by gently scrubbing stained cups with a salt and liquid dish soap solution.
** A salt and soda solution can be used as deodorizer and to clean the inside of your refrigerator.
** A paste made from a mix of salt and lemon. with just enough water is all you need to clean rust. Rub on rust, let dry for several minutes and polish with a dry, soft cloth.
** Cleaning a glass coffee pot? Do it the quick way – pour ice cubes and add few bits of salt to a coffee pot, shake or twirl around energetically, and rinse.


** How to eliminate excess suds while doing your laundry? – Easy, just a sprinkle of salt will do the work.
** Brighten colored curtains, carpets and faded rugs by rubbing them vigorously with a cloth that has been soaked in a saltwater solution.
** Removing blood stains – soak stained clothes in cold saltwater, then rinse in warm water and boil after the wash. Warning! Use only on fibers such as linen and cotton that can bear high heat.
** For rust stains – soak stained spots in a salt and lemon juice solution for several minutes, have it sun-bleached for several hours, then rinse and dry.


  1. Some of it I knew of before, but I've learned useful with your article.

  2. Awesome.. very useful tips...I loved each one!

  3. I didn't know salt had so much uses! I especially love the one with cheese and damp salted water.

  4. We are not ones to use salt at all, but that is when it involves food. I think i could certainly put it too the test with some of these great tips though.

  5. I don't use food that much anyway but I will definitely use it for my laundry. Some great life hacks there.

  6. Thanks for these tips .. I had no idea salt could be used for so many things .. I'm follower # 108

  7. I´m going to bookmark this post! I had no idea there is sooooo many uses for salt.

  8. Really nice tips. I was not having idea of this before. This will help us a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is truly very interesting. I don't know with salt, we can do so many things. I just use salt to cook. cool and interesting ways to use salt. I'll take note of it now..

  10. Wow! Thanks for the information :) Useful tips :D Salt is our best friend I guess

  11. Didn't know salt has so many use before reading this article~ Thanks!

  12. I've tried using salt as an alternative to toothpaste. It's also effective.

  13. I'm going to bookmark your post because it has wonderful insights on the many ways we can enjoy salt. I've tried some of the ways you mentioned, but not all.

  14. That's a good reminder and refresher list for everyone! We eat salt and always spend a lot of other removers, often forgetting that there's one effective one just inside our house!

  15. Those are some great tips! I would definitely try some

  16. I love reading helpful tips. This is very useful post for me, because a tried-and-true suggestions of tips can help develop a lifelong habit in dealing with the things and objects around us.

  17. Those tips for laundry use and cleaning are new to me. I'll try them next time and see if they are really effective.

  18. Super duper love these kind of posts! very informative! i knew about the vinegar but not the salt, except that salt can be used for sore throat

  19. I have been using salt in different ways aside from cooking and I just realize that you can actually use it in 30 other ways.. wow, that's too much. I only knew using it as medicine to toothache and.............. as a punishment where one should kneel in a bed of salt.. ouch...

  20. I know some of these ways before. But I've never heard about the laundry trick. Thanks for this! :)

  21. Salt is really all around from flavoring food in the kitchen to cleaning and even personal care.

  22. Sometimes when cooking i use salt to make a paste from garlic. and i remember using it on my Art project ideas. very informative post. thanks!

  23. Very useful post! Don't have idea that salt had many use aside from cooking. Will definitely try this.