Salt is more than just the condiment households use to enhance or improve the flavour of a meal. In fact, salt has historically made human’s life easier. Civilizations have used this mineral to preserve their food; communities were established based on how close the salt source was.
You might be surprised to know the Latin word salary comes from salt because it was used as currency. And yet we think we can only use salt for cooking purposes today. You will want to take a closer look at this food seasoning because you have not been using it to its full potential.
Take a look at 15 easy salt hacks to help you around the house. You may want to buy an extra box next time you are doing your grocery shopping. Another benefit: replacing harmful chemicals with salt will make your home more green.
#1. Keep your drain unclogged without having to use hard chemicals.
Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of salt. Pour it into the drain. Follow with half a cup of vinegar and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Let the hot water run from the faucet to flush everything down completely.
#2. Give your flowers a longer life.
When you place your flowers in a vase with water, don’t forget to add a pinch of salt. The flowers will bloom longer.
#3. Make the egg yolk clean-up hassle free.
If you accidentally dropped an egg, don’t panic. Pour enough salt to cover the mess. Leave it for 15 minutes and wipe it up afterwards with a paper towel.
#4. Give your pots and pans a makeover.
For pots and pans that have months if not years of grease stain and build up, they can still be saved. Sprinkle salt liberally and add water. Let this mix sit for 10 minutes. With a cloth or sponge, simply wipe the stains off.
#5. Don't throw out your dirty sponges.
When your cleaning sponges are full of dirt and stains, give them a salt bath. Mix 1/4 cup of salt and two cups of water in a container, place the sponge in the mix, and leave it overnight. You will have a new sponge to work with in the morning.