Salt is a crystalline compound we mainly use in our meals, but people have been using it for more than just flavoring their meals for centuries. Salt is a natural compound which isn’t harmful for our health and is an excellent cleaner. It’s cheap and non-toxic, and will clean any surface better than any store-bought product. Here are a few surprising uses of salt:
Keeps ants away from your home
Sprinkle salt inside and outside your home to keep the ants from entering it and reduce the humidity inside as well.
An excellent silver and brass polish
Mix some salt with apple cider vinegar and polish your silverware and brass to make it shine like new again.
Cleans your home and car windows
Add 2 tablespoons in 2 gallons of water, then use the mixture to clean your car and home windows. It will make them spotless and squeaky clean.
Shiny sink drains
Add some salt in a pot of hot water and pour it down the sink to de-grease it and remove the unpleasant odor coming from within.
Makes you younger
Make a bath with olive oil, lavender and salt and rub it on your body to exfoliate your skin and promote regeneration. Rinse with lukewarm water in the end and repeat the process every day for best results.
Removes stains and gives your curtains and rugs their color back
Add some salt in a cup of water and soak a sponge in it, then rub the stained areas of your rugs and curtains to efficiently remove the stains and give the fabrics their color back.
Eliminates mouth sores
Mix some salt and warm water and rinse your mouth with it to eliminate mouth sores.
Whitens your teeth and improves your oral health
Mix some baking soda and salt and rub your teeth with the mixture to eliminate bacteria in your oral cavity and make your teeth whiter.
A natural fabric softener
Put a tablespoon of salt in your washing machine and wash your clothes to make them softer and keep them from shrinking.