VARIOUS SALT USES
- Cooking: Salt is used to add flavor to food and to help preserve it.
- Food preservation: Salt is used to preserve meat, fish, and other perishable foods by drawing out moisture and inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
- Water treatment: Salt is used to soften hard water, which can clog pipes and damage appliances.
- Cosmetic products: Salt is used in exfoliating scrubs and other skin care products to help remove dead skin cells.
- De-icing roads: Salt is applied to roads and sidewalks to melt ice and snow.
- Animal nutrition: Salt is added to animal feed to provide necessary minerals and electrolytes.
- Leather tanning: Salt is used in the tanning process to preserve and soften leather.
- Textile manufacturing: Salt is used in the dyeing process for fabrics to help fix the dye and make the color more permanent.
- Medicine: Salt is used in some medical treatments, such as saline solutions for dehydration and inhalation therapy for respiratory issues.
- Soap making: Salt is used in the production of soap to help harden it and increase its lathering ability.
- Paper manufacturing: Salt is used in the pulping process for paper production to help separate the fibers.
- Rubber production: Salt is used in the manufacture of rubber to help vulcanize it, making it more durable and resistant to heat.
- Glass production: Salt is used in the production of glass to help lower the melting point of the raw materials.
- Metal manufacturing: Salt is used in the production of some metals, such as aluminum, to help purify and refine them.
- Photography: Salt is used in some photographic processes to help fix the image and make it more permanent.
- Add a pinch of salt to your coffee grounds before brewing to enhance the flavor.
- Mix salt with olive oil to create a natural wood polish for furniture.
- Use a mixture of salt and baking soda as a natural scrub for pots and pans.
- Soak a sponge in a mixture of water and salt to create a natural cleaner for counters and surfaces.
- Add a pinch of salt to the water when boiling eggs to make them easier to peel.
- Mix salt with a little bit of white vinegar to create a natural weed killer.
- Rub a cut lemon over a cutting board, then sprinkle with salt to remove stains and odors.
- Sprinkle salt on a grease fire to extinguish it.
- Use a paste of salt and water to clean and polish silver.
- Mix salt with honey to create a natural face scrub.
- Soak clothes in a mixture of water and salt to remove sweat odors.
- Sprinkle salt on ice cream to make it easier to scoop.
- Add a pinch of salt to the water when boiling pasta to help it cook evenly.
- Rub a mixture of salt and coconut oil on your skin as a natural exfoliator.
- Mix salt with a little bit of conditioner to create a natural dry shampoo.
- Use a paste of salt and water to clean and remove stains from ceramic tiles.
- Add a pinch of salt to the water when boiling vegetables to help them retain their color.
- Mix salt with a little bit of toothpaste to create a natural abrasive cleaner for hard to reach places.
- Soak a cotton ball in a mixture of water and salt to clean and remove dirt from small crevices.
- Sprinkle salt on top of cookies before baking to add a little bit of crunch.
To remove bloodstains with salt, you can try the following method:
- First, rinse the fabric with cold water to remove as much of the blood as possible.
- Then, mix a solution of one part water and one part salt.
- Apply the saltwater solution to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Rinse the fabric with cold water again to remove the saltwater solution.
- If the stain is still visible, you can try repeating the process or using a stronger solution of salt and water.
It’s important to note that this method may not work on all fabrics and may cause damage to some materials. It’s always a good idea to test a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric before applying the solution to the stain.
REMOVING WINE STAINS FROM COTTON FABRIC
SOFTENING NEW JEANS
SALT USES IN THE GARAGE
REMOVING RUST FROM BICYCLE HANDLEBARS & TIRE RIMS
REMOVING RUST FROM HOUSEHOLD TOOLS
PREVENTING SNOW & ICE FROM COLLECTING ON CAR WINDOWS
Salt is an excellent source of food preservation. Salted meat will not deteriorate and will remain fresh longer in open environments if well-rubbed with plenty of salt. Salt will also preserve hard-skinned vegetables dipped in brine water (see canning video below), i.e., broccoli, watermelon, cucumbers, and squash. It will dramatically extend the shelf life by several months without refrigeration. Fruits with a fast breakdown rate, such as apples and bananas, can be kept from browning by sprinkling a little salt on the exposed areas of the fruit. Nuts are an easy source of protein and fats but may be somewhat difficult to open; soaking nuts such as pecans and walnuts in salted water for a few minutes makes shelling easier and less time-consuming. Having salt is a path to survival.