Of course, I couldn't resist sharing some of the ideas with you! I haven't tried most of these, but you can be sure I am going to. I thought I would share some ideas for salt first, since there seems to be an over-abundance of blog posts full of ways to use white vinegar and baking soda.
Here are ten of the 100 things you can do with ordinary salt:
1. STOVE TOPS: Clean burned-on food from a stovetop burner by sprinkling it with a mixture of salt and cinnamon, then wipe immediately. The mixture will give off a pleasant smell and cover up any burnt odor the next time you turn on the burner. You can use this same combination (salt and cinnamon) to soak up a liquid spill on a stovetop burner. Leave it on spill for 5 minutes to absorb the liquid, then wipe away.
2. CARPETS: Try removing grease spots in a rug with a mixture of 1 part salt to 4 parts rubbing alcohol. Rub hard, going the same direction as nap, then rinse with water.
3. WOOD: When a hot dish or water has marred the surface of a wood table, get rid of the mark with a thin paste made of salad oil and salt. Just wipe on paste, then buff slightly as you wipe off with a soft cloth.
4. RUST: Make a paste of lemon juice and salt. Apply paste to rusted object, and rub with a dry, soft cloth.
5. LAUNDRY: Add 1/2 cup of salt to wash cycle to prevent new colored fabrics from running.
6. STAINS: The yellow perspiration stains on your white shirts can be removed with a mixture of 1 quart water and 4 Tablespoons salt. Sponge mixture onto stained area, then repeat until stain disappears. Wash as usual.
7. HANDS: To remove onion odor from your hands, sprinkle on a little salt, then moisten with a bit of vinegar. Rub hands together, and then rinse.
8. BEE STINGS: Work a mixture of salt and water into a paste that will stick to a bee sting or bug bite. Apply paste; let sit until dry. This should relieve any itch or pain.
9. WINDSHIELDS: Avoid frosted car windows on a cold morning by rubbing them in the evening with a sponge dipped in a saltwater solution. Use 2 tablespoons of salt to 2 cups of water.
10. ANTS: Ordinary table salt sprinkled in areas where ants congregate may help deter them.
And there you have it! 10 new ideas for simple table salt! I definitely see on that list a few that I am going to try immediately (the ants have recently been congregating around my kitchen sink like a small army!)
Do you have any other uses for table salt? I'd love to hear more ideas.
Have a great day!
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