20 Non-Food Uses For Salt

Salt is a very inexpensive product. It is used to simply add flavor and taste to dishes.Though it has many uses for cooking there are also many other uses for salt.

It is great for using as a cleaning substitute, aiding in health and beauty treatments, as well as garden maintenance. Salt does not contain all the harsh chemicals that are found in commercial household cleaning products, beauty care products, and any pesticide deterrents.

Cleaning Uses:

1. Deodorize and keep grease from building up in sink drains. Mix some salt with hot water and pour down the drains. Do this at lease once a week. 

2. Remove coffee and tea stains from cups. Mix salt with a little dish liquid to make a soft scrub.

3. Remove water rings on wood caused by hot beverages or hot dishes. Make a dry paste of salt and olive oil and gently rub over the rings.

4. Remove rough and sticky spots from the bottom of an iron. Sprinkle some salt on a piece of paper and place the hot iron over it.
5. Deodorize cutting boards. Dip a dampened cloth into some salt and rub into the cutting board.
6. Deodorize shoes. Sprinkle a little salt inside and then remove it from the shoes the next morning.
7. Brighten colored clothes. Add half a cup of salt to the wash cycle.
8. Prevent clothes from freezing in winter if hanging clothes to dry outside. Add two tablespoons in the final rinse.
9. Dissolve excess suds caused by over adding laundry detergent by sprinkling some salt over.
10. Clean cast iron pans. Sprinkle salt over the inside of the pan and rub it with a dry cloth.

Health and Beauty Uses:

1. Help relieve a sore throat. Stir in half a teaspoon of salt into and eight ounce glass of water and use as a gargle. 

2. Extend the life of toothbrushes. Soak them in salt water before first use.

3. Make a mouthwash. Mix together equal parts of salt and baking soda.

4. Make a bath scrub. Mix salt with a little olive oil forming a thin paste. Rub all over body prior to showering to help remove dead skin cells and feel rejuvenated.
5. Give yourself an exfoliating massage. After finishing a bath rub salt over your skin while it is still wet.

Gardening Uses:

1. Get rid of weeds. Sprinkle salt in the cracks along the patio, driveway, and sidewalk where weeds are present and add sprinkle with water. Then pull the weeds out.

2. Get rid of poison ivy. Dissolve one cup of salt into one gallon of hot water. Pour over the poison ivy.

3. Deter ants. Sprinkle in the areas where ants congregate.

4. Kill moths. Sprinkle salt directly onto moth.
5. Kill slugs. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt over them. Wait 5 minutes and then sprinkle more salt over them.

20 Non-Food Uses For Salt

20 Non-Food Uses For salt

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  1. Hi there. Just browsing through the Happy Kids, Inc: Bloglovin' Blog Hop and found your blog. Now following you via Bloglovin' and would love if you popped along to my blog and maybe even followed back!

  2. Salt has a lot of uses and has for generations. I use it on my carpets in the Summer to help keep away fleas and I use it on a toothbrush to scrub around my faucets and keep from getting a dirt build up.

  3. I love that you come up with so many uses for salt! Thanks for sharing.

  4. These are some interesting tips. I'll have to try some of these for sure!

  5. Wow- I didn't realize you could use salt for some of these things. It's about as awesome a household must-have as baking soda! Thanks for the tips!

  6. So many uses for salt! I never knew it could be used as a deodorizer for shoes, how interesting! thanks for sharing these tips!

  7. I never thought to use salt in shoes before! I will be trying that for sure!

  8. Great post - shared on google. I didn't realize that you could use salt to deodorize shoes - that will come in handy or did I realize salt will prevent clothes from freezing in the winter. Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting from Tuesday With A Twist Blog Hop!

  9. Wow! I never would have thought about using salt to keep clothes from freezing when you hang dry outside. Going to have to remember that and try it.

  10. I stopped by earlier & while I was visiting, I pinned this post. It's always nice to find a use for something that my daughter usually just makes a mess on the floor with. Thank you for sharing!

  11. never thought of salt this way now I must try this .thank you for sharing

  12. wow didnt even know there were so many uses. thanks

  13. There were 2 or 3 on this list I knew. The rest, I had no clue! Nice to know cause yes, salt is cheap. very cool. Thanks for the tips.

  14. I used to use the salt gargle for the sore throat. I have to start doing that again.

    Michelle F.

  15. What Great Tips I Love The Iron Tip!!

  16. I will bookmark this page! Such great info and ideas for salt.

  17. What great tips! It is interesting to me how we talk such as expensive product like salt for granted yet it can be used so many useful ways. Thank you!

  18. I am not a huge fan of salt on my food but I am now going to be all about using it for cleaning!