10 Unbelievable Uses Of Salt You Never Knew Existed For Home Cleaning and Self Care

Salt was first discovered 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. It is used widely in foods to improve its flavor, but it also has many do it yourself and unconventional uses in self-care and in home cleaning. Listed below are 10 such uses of salt.

Make A Facial Scrub

Mix salt and some heated butter in a 1:2 ratio. Apply this mixture to your face using circular movements. Gently scrub the face for a few minutes, then wash it and apply your usual moisturizing lotion.


Make A Footbath

Make a salt solution with 1 to 2 glasses of salt and some warm water in a container large enough to place your feet. Place your feet in the solution until the water turns cool.

Make A Grease Remover For Pots And Pans

Pour 1 glass of salt on the greasy pan surface. Rub the greasy area with a kitchen towel until the grease is removed. Follow up by washing the pan in your usual way.

Remove Colored Stain From a Vase

Using a concentrated salt solution, apply to the stained area on the vase. Follow up by washing the vase with soap and water.

Prevent Cheese From Molding

Thoroughly soak a piece of fabric with salty water. Next wrap the fabric over the cheese. This technique will prevent the cheese from going moldy and will extend its shelf life by a few days.

Clean Grout Lines On Tiles

To a mixture of a ½ glass of salt and 1 gallon of water add a little detergent. Use this solution to clean the tile surface paying attention to the grout lines to remove the buildup of dirt.

Remove Coffee And Tea Stains From Cups

Create a mixture of 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of vinegar. Place this mixture in a stained coffee or teacup. Allow the mixture to sit for about a couple of hours before washing the cup in your usual way.

Eliminate The Bitter Taste Of Coffee

It is often recommended that adding a pinch of salt to a cup of coffee will remove the coffee’s bitter taste.

Whiten your Pillows

Make a mixture of 1 Tablespoon salt and a ¼ glass of soda. Combine this mixture with boiling water in a bowl, and soak the yellowed pillow for an hour while maintaining the water at a constant temperature.

Remove Stains From A Dirty Wooden Cutting Board

Sprinkle salt over the surface of the cutting board and rub the surface with ½ a lemon. After the board absorbs the salt and lemon mixture, wash the board using tap water.


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