Salt is one of the most widely used cooking ingredients on earth, but, what else can it be used for? In addition to giving your food more flavor, this humble mineral can be utilized in so many other amazing ways. Often used as an inexpensive cleaner, salt can also prevent mold from growing on your shower curtain and can even relieve the burn of an insect bite. No wonder in Roman times, soldiers were paid in the stuff! Take a look below for some practical and inventive uses for common table salt!
When you first buy your shower curtain, wash it in saltwater. This will keep mold at bay.
Sprinkle salt into your shoes and leave it there for a while before vacuuming. This will eliminate any bad odors.
Pouring salt on a pan fire will quickly smother the flames.
Effectively clean your iron by turning it to high, sprinkling salt on brown paper and running the equipment over it.
For frost free windows, simply run over them with a sponge soaked in saltwater.
Create natural air fresheners by hollowing out citrus fruit and placing salt and 20 drops of an essential oil of your choice inside.
Make a safe paint for your children by mixing up a cup of flour with a cup of salt, and a cup of water along with some food coloring!
A salt and lemon paste is perfect for cleaning your sink.
Sprinkling salt in your frying pan prevents hot oil from splattering everywhere.
Clean copper items with salt mixed with a little lemon juice or vinegar.
After cooking with onions or garlic, wet your hands and rub them with salt to get rid of the smell.
Before lighting your candles, soak them in a saline solution for several hours and leave them to dry. This will stop them from dripping wax.
Relieve mosquito bites by moistening your finger with water, dipping it in salt and then rubbing it over the irritated area.
Stop sliced fruit from turning brown by placing it into a bowl of saltwater.