We all know that salt can be used for a number of things around the house and one of its most ancient uses is for cleaning. It’s the perfect alternative to store bought cleaners because it doesn’t contain any chemicals but it has amazing disinfectant properties. And on the plus side, it’s very cheap as well.
Keep Ants at Bay
If you’re having ant-related problems, salt is the right solution for you. Sprinkle some salt on the window sills or any other surface they have invaded. Salt lowers the levels of humidity in the home and repels ants very successfully.
Use Salt for Polishing Brass, Silver, and Copper
If you have an array of brass, copper or silver dinnerware or decorations you should know that salt can help you keep them clean and sparkly. Using salt to polish these items is the easiest and non-corrosive solution for this problem.
Mix up a paste from some salt and vinegar and rub the items with it to make them shine again after you’ve rinsed them. This paste will dissolve any stains and dirt.
Salt for Cleaning Car and House Windows
If you want to clean your window and get rid of stubborn stains, combine a few tablespoons of salt and a gallon of warm water. Use this mixture to rub and clean the stained windows. It will make them as new and they will stay clean for longer. You can use it for car windows as well.
Clean Sink Drains
If you want to clean your drains salt can come in really handy. Mix some hot water with salt and pour the mixture in the sink. The salt will melt the grease buildup which causes the clogged drain and make the sink smell fresh.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
Salt can be used for cosmetic purposes as well. For example you can combine salt and olive or lavender oil to make an amazing bath scrub. Use the mixture to rub the entire body and then shower to wash away the dirt. Salt is an excellent exfoliator and will remove all the dead skin cells.
Make Colors Brighter
If you want to restore the original glare of your curtains or fiber rugs, here is one amazing solution. Salt can restore their color with just one wash. Soak a cloth in concentrated salt water and rub the faded rugs and carpets with it. This way you will clean any spots and stains that are almost impossible to remove with conventional detergents.
This one is really helpful. Next time you are dealing with a toothache and mouth sores, dissolve salt in warm water and swirl the liquid in your mouth. It will disinfect your mouth cavity and will make the pain go away, at least until you can go to the dentist’s.
Teeth Whitening and Dental Care
If you want a cheap and effective natural way to whiten your teeth you can use a mixture of salt and baking soda. You can use it whenever you like and it will keep your teeth clean and white at all times.
Dry Clothes in winter
If you don’t want your clothes to shrink you can add some salt in the final cycle. It will also make them dry faster if you hang them out in the sun.