The uses of salt extend to much more than adding taste in your favorite cuisine. Browse through this article to find information on the different ways to use salt.

Uses Of Salt

As far as food is concerned, salt is one of the most important ingredients that add taste to a dish. Can you imagine eating pasta, or for that matter - noodles, without salt in it? No, isn't it! How many of you have explored the uses of salt, beyond the traditional purpose of adding taste to food? Very few, I suppose. Most of you will be surprised to read this, but salt can be used in a wide variety of ways, other than cooking also. If you don't believe it, go through the uses of salt listed in the following lines and satisfy your curiosity.
Different Ways To Use Salt 
  • You can use salt to alleviate a bee sting. As soon as a bee stings you, wet the affected area and cover it with salt.
  • If you have mistakenly started a grease fire, pour salt on it, to douse it. Never ever use water in such a case.
  • The food spills on the oven floor should be covered with salt. This will help you prevent any odor in your oven and you will be able to wipe the spill easily, after the oven has cooled down.
  • You can use salt to kill the poison ivy in your garden. Take a gallon of soapy water and add 3 pounds of salt to it. Spray it on the leaves and stems of the ivy plant.
  • Add a pinch of salt to cream or egg whites, to whip them easily and at a much quicker pace.
  • Check out for rotten eggs in your kitchen by adding 2 tsp salt to 1 cup water. Put all the eggs in the water. While a fresh one will sink, a rotten one will float.
  • You can prevent fleas from entering the house of your dog, by washing it with water, to which salt has been added.
  • Soaking stained handkerchiefs in salt water, for a few hours before washing, will help remove the stains.
  • Sprinkling salt on the shelves in your kitchen, or other rooms, will help keep the ants away.
  • Add 1 tsp salt to a cup of water and soak your fish in it, before descaling. This will help the scales come off easier.
  • Add 1 tsp salt to two cups of water. Soaking wrinkled apples in the salt water will help perk them up.
  • Add some salt to turpentine and use the mixture to clean your bathtub and toilet bowl, whitening them in the process.
  • Boiling clothespins in salt water, before you use them, will help them last much longer.
  • Before putting the cut flowers in a vase filled with water, add some salt to the water. This will help them last longer.
  • If you have spilled ink on your carpet, pour salt on the affected area, so that it covers the ink completely. The salt will soak up the stain and make cleaning the stained area an easier process.
  • You can use salt to remove grease stains from clothing. Add one part salt to four parts of alcohol and rub the stained area with it, before washing the clothes with hands.
  • You can prevent grass from growing between the sidewalk bricks, by sprinkling salt in the area.
  • Prepare a strong solution of salt water and boil it. Pour it down the sink drainpipes, to get rid of foul odor.
  • For removing stains from discolored glasses, soak them in a salt and vinegar solution, before washing them.

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