Before we delve into the good uses for salt, remember that all the experts tell us to ......
because in large quantities it is bad for us. Some salt is required to stay healthy, and these same experts reckon between 1,000 to 1,500mg is sufficient to accomplish all the vital functions that sodium performs in the body, namely:
However, salt or sodium, whatever you prefer to call it, it has some really simple uses for common household problems, and also some natural home remedies for day to day non life threatening problems.
Restore the original condition of your old sponges by soaking them in cold saltwater for an hour or so.
Boil any yellowed laundry in a solution of salt, baking power and water, you will be pleasantly surprised at the results.
In warm weather, when milk tends to sour sooner, add a pinch of salt and it will keep longer.
Fill the burnt pot with a strong solution of salt dissolved in water and allow to stand for a few hours. The burnt bits will come off easily.
Clean artificial flowers by shaking them in a large paper bag with half a cup of salt.
Cover fresh oven spills with salt, allow to stand for 15 to 20 minutes and then wipe. Follow the same procedure when you drop grease or raw egg on the floor.
Kill unwanted, unsightly weeds by spraying with salt water.
One of the most famous uses for salt is this one, and if you don't know about it yet then this is what you do.
Sprinkle a generous portion of salt onto the spill and leave for a few minutes. The salt will absorb most of the wine before you wash the stain.
Just a pinch of salt in a pot of tea will make it draw better and will also add a special taste to the tea.
Can't stand the pong of onions on your hands after cutting them for cooking?
Then wash your hands with salt water immediately after working with onions and the odor will go.
And then we have some really simple uses for salt that we can use for small day to day issues that we might have with our bodies, check them out and try them out.
Add some salt to your bath, the old folks say this works.
Clean out blocked nasal passages by making a solution of salt and water and cupping into your hand, sniff into each nostril.
This helps for bronchitis, colds, flu and any form of snotty, stuffy noses.
Mix 3 parts salt with one part water.
Soak your feet in warm to water to soften and use this mixture as a natural scrub for your corns and calluses.
The old folks have used salt as a home remedy for dandruff for centuries, try it and we are sure that you will find that it works!
Mix 2 teaspoons of salt per pint of warm water and soak your feet in this solution at least twice a day.
This solution will get into all the nooks and crannies and create an unpleasant breeding ground for this fungus.
Want to keep your gums healthy and clean? I am sure you do, then rinse your mouth daily in a solution of a teaspoon of salt in a cup water.
Mix half a teaspoon of salt into a glass of tepid water, hold a mouthful for awhile, then squish it around and spit out. Do this when you are on your own in the bathroom (ha ha) after each meal and again at bedtime.
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"Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all".
~ Nelson Mandela ~
"business is the salt of life".
~ Voltaire ~
"Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food".
~ William Hazlitt ~
"A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her".
~ Helen Rowland ~
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"A day without an argument is like an egg without salt".
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