Four Uses for Salt: Some Great DIY Projects

Did you know that salt has more uses than just giving food more calories?

Salt makes a fantastic natural cleaning agent. I mean, it makes sense right? We use salt scrubs at the spa, which have an exfoliating effect on our skin and our nails, so why wouldn’t they give our homes a good scrubbing as well?

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite DIY salt cleaning agent ideas. I hope you can find some great uses for them in and around your home.

•Use salt to clean a coffee pot. Don’t you get embarrassed when you have guests, and you want to fix them a cup of coffee but are totally mortified by the way your coffee pot looks? You find yourself saying things like, “I promise that the coffee that comes out of here tastes good!” To avoid the embarrassment of a grimy coffee pot, put 2-3 tablespoons of salt in the pot and run some hot water through the cycle. Scrub once it’s been completely “brewed.”

• Use salt for an all-purpose cleaner. Mix together 1 part salt and 2 parts white distilled vinegar in a plastic spray bottle. Shake very well. Salt and soda water also works just as well.
•Unclog a stubborn kitchen drain. Boil three cups of water in a pot with 2 tablespoons of salt. This should clear out most kitchen drain problems in no time!

•Get rid of the onion smell on your hands. Did you just cook something with onion or garlic? Rub your hands with a salt and vinegar mixture to remove the pungent smell of onions.

I do have to warn you that a lot of people say you can use a salt mixture for carpet stains. This is unfortunately not true! If you spill something, the best thing to do is dab (don’t rub) the substance with a clean microfiber towel, and then call a carpet cleaning company to clean the stain as soon as possible.

Do you have any other uses for salt? Please feel free to share in the comment section below!

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