You may think of salt as just that white food seasoning that sits on your dining room table. But just like many things in your home, salt has many different uses beyond its main purpose. Right up there with baking soda and vinegar, salt can be used in dozens of situations around your home from cleaning, to helping to heal a sore throat. Below you will find some great uses for salt that will really get your creative mind working!
Use salt to make your own body scrubs.
Need to exfoliate but don’t want to spend a lot of money at the bath and body shops? Mix salt with an oil and add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil and you have yourself a body scrub! This kind of scrub works particularly well on dry feet.
Keep your produce fresher, longer.
If you just purchased some produce and you want to make sure it lasts until you are ready to use it, simply place your apple, pears, or other fruits in a sink full of salt water. Let them dry without rinsing and it will help create a barrier of protection around your fruit to help it last longer.
Make your own toothpaste.
Mix 2 parts salt with 1 part baking soda and use as a dry toothpaste on your teeth. (Add water to brush of course)
Clean your mouth.
Not only can rinsing or gargling with salt water help to remove bacteria around a sore throat, it can also help reduce the pain from a canker sore.
Use as a cleaning scrub around the home.
Skip the store bought cleaning scrubs and make your own instead. Simply sprinkle salt on any wet surface you would like to clean and use a cleaning scrub brush to help remove grime. Add in a vinegar based cleaning spray to really get things shining.
No matter what you use it for, salt has many uses around your home and in your daily routine, besides adding to your food!
What other items around your home do you think could be used for multiple purposes like salt? You may want to check out our article on Uses for Rubbing Alcohol as well!
What are some of your favorite uses for salt?