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Jul 18, 2013


 I am going to branch off my normal subject (beauty) and give you these little tips about ways to use salt. The only way most of us use salt is just for cooking; but do you know there are also several handy ways you can use salt around the house? Discovering some of these tips was an Eureka! moment for me.  Who ever thought soaking scaly fish in salt water would help the scales come off quicker? Learn more below and yea...thank me later. Lol

Handy Uses of Salt 

Remove perspiration stains
Salt’s the secret to getting rid of those stubborn yellow perspiration stains on shirts. Dissolve 4 tablespoons salt in 1 quart (1 liter) hot water. Just sponge the garment with the solution until the stain disappears.

Deodorize your sneakers
Sneakers and other canvas shoes can get pretty smelly, especially if you wear them without socks in the summertime. Knock down the odor and soak up the moisture by occasionally sprinkling a little salt in your canvas shoes.

Keep stove top spills from hardening
The next time food bubbles over in your oven, don’t give it a chance to bake on and cool. Toss some salt on the stuff while it is still liquid. When the oven cools, you’ll be able to wipe up the spill with a cloth. The same technique works for spills on the stove top. The salt will remove odors too, and if you’d like to add a pleasant scent, mix a little cinnamon in with the salt.

Clean up raw Egg from floor
If you drop a whole egg on the floor, pour salt all over the egg, let it sit for awhile, then use dustpan, the egg will come right up, without all that mess.

Remove lipstick marks from glassware
Lipstick smudges on glassware can be hard to remove, even in the dishwasher. That’s because the emollients designed to help lipstick stay on your lips do a good job sticking to glassware too. Before washing your stemware, rocks glasses, or water tumblers, rub the edges with salt to erase lipstick stains.
  • Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.
  • Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.
  • Put a few grains of rice in your saltshaker for easier pouring.
  • Add salt to green salads to prevent wilting.

  • Test the freshness of eggs in a cup of salt water; fresh eggs sink;bad ones float.
  • Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs; a cracked egg will stay in its shell this way.
  • A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up fluffier.
  • Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.
  • Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.
  • Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.
  • Use salt to clean your discolored coffee pot.
  • Remove wine from carpet
    While the red wine is still wet, pour some white wine on it to dilute the color. Then clean the spot with a sponge and cold water. Sprinkle the area with salt and wait about 10 minutes. Now vacuum up the whole mess

    ........and finally back to our normal subject of beauty. 

    Give your skin a salt rubdown for exfoliation
    Try this trick to remove dead skin particles and boost your circulation. Either while still in the tub, or just after stepping out of the tub — while your skin is still damp — give yourself a massage with dry salt. Ordinary salt works well; the larger sea salt crystals would also do the job.

    Until next post...remain beautiful,

1 comment:

  1. I have been stalking your blog for a while but just decided to comment today to let you know you are doing a great job.

    Thanks for all the wonderful tips.


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