60 Uses of Salt Other Than on Your Food

60 uses of salt
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Did you ever think there would be 60 uses for salt? Read below to see all of the things you can do!

Although you may not realize it, simple table salt has a great number of uses other than simply seasoning your food. The following list will give you sixty uses of salt, many of which you probably didn’t realize or even think about before reading this:

Although you may not realize it, simple table salt has a great number of uses other than simply seasoning your food. The following list will give you sixty uses of salt, many of which you probably didn’t realize or even think about before reading this:

Although you may not realize it, simple table salt has a great number of uses other than simply seasoning your food. The following list will give you sixty uses of salt, many of which you probably didn’t realize or even think about before reading this:

60 uses of salt

1. Soak stained bandannas in salt water before washing.

2. Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.

3. Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will
come off easier.

4. Put a few grains of rice in your salt shaker for easier
pouring.

5. Add salt to green salads to prevent wilting.

6. Test the freshness of eggs in a cup of salt water; fresh
eggs sink; bad ones float.

7. Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs;
a cracked egg will stay in its shell this way.

8. A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up
fluffier.

apples soak in salt

9. Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to
perk them up.

10. Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your pancakes won’t
stick.

11. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.

12. Use salt to clean your stained discolored coffee pot.

13. Mix salt with turpentine to whiten you bathtub and toilet
bowl.

14. Soak your nuts in salt brine overnight and they will crack
out of their shells whole. Just tap the end of the shell with a
hammer to break it open easily.

15. Boil clothespins in salt water before using them and they
will last longer.

16. Clean brass, copper, and pewter with paste made of salt and
vinegar, thickened with flour

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17. Add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand
in for a longer life.

18. Pour a mound of salt on an ink spot on your carpet; let
the salt soak up the stain.

19. Clean your iron by rubbing some salt on the damp cloth on
the ironing surface.

20. Adding a little salt to the water when cooking foods in a
double boiler will make the food cook faster.

piano keys

21. Use a mixture of salt and lemon juice to clean piano keys.

22. To fill plaster holes in your walls, use equal parts of
salt and starch, with just enough water to make a stiff putty.

23. Rinse a sore eye with a little salt water.

24. Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash. Use it
hot for a sore throat gargle.

25. Dry salt sprinkled on your toothbrush makes a good tooth
polisher.

26. Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn.

27. Eliminate excess bubbles with a sprinkle of salt.

28. A dash of salt in warm milk makes a more relaxing beverage.

29. Before using new glasses, soak them in warm salty water for
awhile.

30. A dash of salt enhances the taste of tea.

31. Salt improves the taste of cooking apples.

32. Soak your clothes line in salt water to prevent your
clothes from freezing to the line; likewise, use salt in your
final rinse to prevent the clothes from freezing.

33. Rub any wicker furniture you may have with salt water to
prevent yellowing.

34. Freshen sponges by soaking them in salt water.

potatoes

35. Add raw potatoes to stews and soups that are too salty.

36. Soak enamel pans in salt water overnight and boil salt
water in them next day to remove burned-on stains.

37. Clean your greens in salt water for easier removal of dirt.

38. Gelatin sets more quickly when a dash of salt is added.

39. Fruits put in mildly salted water after peeling will not
discolor.

40. Fabric colors hold fast in salty water wash.

41. Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added.

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42. Use equal parts of salt and soda for brushing your teeth.

43. Sprinkle salt in your oven before scrubbing clean.

44. Soaked discolored glass in a salt and vinegar solution to
remove stains.

45. Clean greasy pans with a paper towel and salt.

46. Salty water boils faster when cooking eggs.

47. Add a pinch of salt to whipping cream to make it whip more quickly.

48. Sprinkle salt in milk-scorched pans to remove odor.

49. A dash of salt improves the taste of coffee.

50. Boil mismatched hose in salty water and they will come out matched.

51. Salt and soda will sweeten the odor of your refrigerator.

52. Cover wine-stained fabric with salt; then rinse in cool water later.

53. Remove offensive odors from  your stove with salt and cinnamon.

54. A pinch of salt improves the flavor of cocoa.

55. To remove grease stains in clothing, mix one part salt to four parts alcohol.

56. Salt and lemon juice remove mildew.

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57. Sprinkle salt between sidewalk bricks where you don’t want moss/grass growing.

58. Polish your old kerosene lamp with salt for a brighter look.

59. Remove odors from sink drainpipes with a strong, hot solution of salt water.

60. If a pie bubbles over in your oven, put a handful of salt on top of the spilled juice. The mess won’t smell and will bake into a dry, light crust which will wipe off easily when the oven
has cooled.

I hope you enjoyed my 60 uses of salt! Were there any that surprised you?

Do you have any special uses for salt that I haven’t mentioned out of my 60 uses? If you haven’t read my post on uses for vinegar?  If not you can go here: 63 Ways to Use Vinegar White/Apple .

If you enjoyed my 60 Uses of Salt please share with your family or friends! It is like a cheap goldmine in your cupboard.

 

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Rosie
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Rosie

I’m glad to find out about soaking apples in salted water, and so many others I’ve never heard of before!!!

Cheryl Chervitz
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Cheryl Chervitz

I never knew you could do so many thing with plain old salt! Thanks for sharing.

Darlene Owen
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Darlene Owen

My goodness i never knew salt could be used in so many ways, my favorite is to put it on a pancake griddle

April monty
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This is a great article all the things sakt can do it replaces a lot of products ID buy seperately.

Megan L
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Megan L

I’m going to stick use salt to keep the ants away tonight!

Michelle Elizondo
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Michelle Elizondo

Salty taste good but not too much

fran brooks
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fran brooks

i dont even use salt on food so i would have to go out and buy it to use for these things 🙂

April monty
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Who’d have known you could do all this with just salt

Megan L
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Megan L

I have some ant problems right now. I’m going to try this out and report back!

Molli Vandehey
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Molli Vandehey

i love using salt for household needs, never knew it could help plants though

Lauryn R
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Lauryn R

Oh wow, there are so many uses that I didn’t know about! Thank you so much for sharing these! I will definitely bookmark this for reference later. 🙂

Megan L
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Megan L

I never knew that one about adding salt to cut flowers. I’ll have to try that.

suzanne
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suzanne

Interesting, who knew salt had so many uses.

Sherry Fram
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Sherry Fram

Wow that’s a lot of uses for salt! Some of them I use frequently and others I have never heard of.

belinda bell
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belinda bell

I love all of these things you can with salt for

April monty
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Salt is indeed massively useful for all kinds of things,nice to know such inexpensive thng can do so many jobs.

Darbie Brown
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Darbie Brown

Oh my gosh, so many uses for salt that I never knew about. Awesome.

Sue E
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Sue E

I knew some of these & still use them, especially using salt for my throat & mouth. I do like the tip of getting rid of mold/mildew. Thanks very much for sharing!!

Carmen Rudnick
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Carmen Rudnick

I was surprised by salt keeping ants away!

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