Are your clothes looking a bit dull? Adding a cup of salt to your next load of laundry will not only brighten your clothes, but they may come out cleaner too.
This is because salt is an alkali which makes it great at removing stains. This is also effective in keeping your clothes from wearing and having them last longer.
For this heavy-duty scrub, all the ingredients you'll need are 1/2 cup sea salt and 1/2 lemon. It's that simple!
Dip the sliced lemon into the sea salt mix and scrub the surface to remove rust stains on enamel or porcelain sinks and tubs. But beware, do not use this for granite or marble as it will damage your pretty surfaces and leave you questioning everything you've ever known.
Cast Iron Skillets
Cast iron skillets are amazing for cooking as they retain their seasoning. So if you want to clean your cast iron pans without ruining the flavor they’ve acquired, just scrub them with some ordinary salt!
As much as you want things to be seasoned well, you wouldn’t want to go so far overboard that the material starts to become filthy. For example, if there are any bits of meat or other large chunks of food, you’re definitely going to want to get rid of those. However, if you have a strategically placed, thin layer of seasoning, you’re all set up for a great meal!
Relieve a Sore Throat
Sore throats can be really aggravating, not to mention a nightmare to get rid of. Taking too many antibiotics can start harming your body after a while, so you might want to resort to home remedies before you contact the nearest pharmacy.
To help ease the pain and irritation of a sore throat, try gargling a mix of warm water and sea salt. For an extra kick, add some lemon juice into the mix.
Melt the Ice on Your Driveway
If the place where you live often encounters cold, icy winters, you know the anxiety that comes with an ice-covered walkway or driveway. Icy slip-and-falls are never fun.
Well, if you don’t have salt on hand to melt the ice, you can try sprinkling baking soda all over the frozen area. Though it's not as strong as road salt, it will help melt the ice on a potentially hazardous walkway.