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The Many Uses of Salt

 

by Nikki Willhite

Here are some of the other uses of salt besides putting it on your table. There are more, but these are the only ones that I find practical. When you use the salt, it is either used diluted in water, or dry.

Kitchen and Cooking

Preserves salad greens (dry) Soak to remove fish scales.
Keeps cracked eggs intact during boiling.
Makes Beaten Egg Whites fluffier.
Soak apples to freshen.
Used for canning.
Shortens cooking time of food in a double broiler.
Sprinkle on pie spills in oven (while cooking) for easy cleanup afterwards.
 

Cleaning

Add to wash to brighten colors.
Sprinkle on eggs dropped on the floor to clean up easily.
Pre-soak- use to remove stains.
Use with vinegar and flour to clean brass and copper.
Removes ink on carpet (dry).
Add to lemon juice to clean piano keys (ivory keys).
Use with lemon juice to remove mildew.
Prevents wicker furniture from turning yellow (dry).
 

Household Help

Keeps cut flowers fresher.
Make spackle with equal parts salt and flour.
Kills weeds.
 

Beauty and Health

Use salted water for mouthwash.
Nasal Spray- 1/4 cup water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda.
Brush teeth in equal parts of baking soda and salt.

About the Author: Nikki Willhite, mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing articles on the topic of frugal living for over a decade. Visit her at www.frugalhappyfamilies.com - where you will find hundreds of frugal living tips and articles. Frugal Happy Families- more than just money!

 

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