Salt uses and cleaning tricks
Salt is not only used for consumption. There are many more ways to use it. Salt is really helpful when it comes to cleaning various household things. Any type of salt can be used for cleaning purposes. It has also deodorizing effect.
For a basic soft scrub, make a mixture of salt, baking soda and dish soap and use on appliances, enamel, porcelain, etc.
For removing red wine stains, coffee or tea spills on your carpet, you can sprinkle salt over the area. Wait for it to absorb the excess moisture. It would be easier to clean the stain after that.
For whitening your sinks, bathtub, or toilet, you can apply a paste of salt and turpentine on the yellow enamel. Then rinse.
Water marks on your finished wooden table left by wet glasses can be treated with a thin paste made of salad oil and salt. Just wipe on the paste, then wipe it off with a soft cloth.
To clean and polish copper, brass or silver surfaces, make a mix of salt, flour, and vinegar. Rub on with a soft cloth, then rinse and let dry.
Your cutting boards can be cleaned and deodorized with a sliced lemon dipped in salt. Rinse when rubbing is done.
Use salt to clean your cast iron pans. Simply sprinkle some in your greasy pan and rub it with paper.
A mix of several tablespoons of salt dissolved in a gallon of warm water is used for loosening grime and cleaning windows. When applied on car windows it protects them from freezing.
Sprinkle salt and cinnamon over spills in your oven while it is still hot. When dry, remove the salted spots with a stiff brush or cloth. This solution also removes odors.
Use salt and soda water to clean and sweeten the inside of your refrigerator. It won’t scratch enamel either.
Moisten mildew or rust stains with a mixture of lemon juice and salt. Then place the stained objects in the sun for bleaching. Finally, rinse and dry.
Remove soap scum from bathroom tiles by scrubbing with a solution of 1 part salt in 4 parts vinegar. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.