Salt is an essential ingredient in the kitchen, because it helps enhance the taste of the meals. But in addition, it is used for centuries as a cleaner in and around the house. Check out these amazing salt-based tips!
You can use salt in the following situations:
- Repel ants
Do ants make their home in your house? To keep them away from your closet or your windows, put some salt on the edges and corners. In addition, the salt used will reduce the humidity in your home.
- Polish the silver, brass or bronze utensils
Moisture and repeated use of the utensils cause dulling or the appearance of dark spots on the surface. To clean and restore their luster, the best solution would be to use natural salt. Just prepare a paste of equal amounts of salt, flour and vinegar and gently rub your utensils to dissolve the dirt and stains accumulated on their surface. They will be like new!
- Clean the windows
Constantly exposed to moisture, water and dust, sometimes becomes difficult to clean and shine the windows despite your best efforts. To remove stains and stubborn limescale on your windows at home, the windows of your car or even your shower, you just have to use salt. Prepare a solution of one quart of warm water and one to two tablespoons of salt and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray on the glass and rub. The result is brilliant!
- Unclog drains
Hair, soap scum and dirt build up in your drain and can clog it, which gives off a foul odor. To unclog it and neutralize the odors, mix a quart of warm water with a handful of salt and pour the mixture into your drain. The salt will help melt the grease accumulation responsible for its obstruction.
- Vibrate colors
With time, it becomes difficult to maintain the brightness of the colors of the different clothes. To clean and restore the color of your favorite clothes or curtains bleached by the sun, soak them in a tub of water with a large amount of salt for several hours before rinsing. This technique is also effective to fix the color of your clothes and prevent them bleed during the first wash.
- Dry your clothes in winter
If you dry your clothes outside in the winter, you have probably faced the gel on the cloth. To avoid this, simply add a handful of salt in the water to your final rinse. This trick will also allow you to soften your laundry.
- Rejuvenate your skin
To preserve the beauty of your skin, it is essential to scrub the dead skin cells and clean the dirt that accumulates in the pores and prevents the skin from breathing. It is therefore advisable to regularly perform a full body scrub. To do this, mix a sufficient amount of natural fine salt with olive oil or other vegetable oil of your choice, to prepare a natural exfoliating and moisturizing mask.
- Against sore mouth
If you have a toothache, canker sores or mouth sores, salt will be of great help. Due to its antiseptic properties, it helps eliminate harmful bacteria responsible for the sores. Prepare thinner mouthwash with natural salt and a glass of warm water. Swirl it in your mouth for a few minutes focusing on the painful areas. For quick results, use it three times a day.
- Whiten the teeth and protect your oral health
Natural salt is also effective to whiten the teeth and remove stains that tarnish your enamel. Mix it in equal amounts with baking soda and brush your teeth with this solution not more that once a week, (baking soda is abrasive). Not only that you will get the natural whiteness of your teeth, but you will also protect your mouth from bacteria due to the antibacterial properties of the two ingredients.