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Simple Solutions With Salt

Updated on November 8, 2014

Simple Solutions Of Salt

 

Let's Start with the strength of Salt-

There are many ways to use salt in the home.The most common industrial use is in making chemical compounds.Salt is key to the manufacture of steel,aluminum,rubber tires,soap, ceramics,textiles,and inks and dyes,and also thousands of medical applications.At one time,mincing or extracting salt was so complicated that salt was very expensive and people were often paid their wages in salt.

All animals, including humans, require sodium for life and health,yet the human body cannot manufacture sodium on its own.When we lack salt,our muscles don't work properly,our food doesn't digest, and our blood circulation and heart are affected.Salt Solutions are excellent and an affordable addition to your beauty and stress-reduction regimens. Try some of these out-you just might be surprised at the results.

Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's

outermost surface, and has been used for many years to help maintain skin.

After you shower or bath and while your skin is still wet,sprinkle salt onto your hands

and rub it gently all over your skin.This salt massage will remove dry skin and make

your skin much smoother to touch. Salt will also invigorate your skin and get you moving.

Try this in the morning to help wake up or after physical exertion.

 

Itchy Skin

- ich·y (ch) adj. itch·i·er, itch·i·est.

1. Having or causing an itching sensation.

2. Restless or nervous. itch i·ness n

Soaking in a tub of saltwater can be a great itchy skin reliever. just add 1 cup of table salt or

sea salt to bath water. This solution will also soften and relax your skin

Cleansers and toners- Cleansers are used to clean the skin of excess oil, dirt and makeup, while toners balance the skin's pH and remove residual oils. Mix 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small bowl,then use the mixture to gently massage the face and throat, be careful not to get in your eyes. Then wash with your usual face soap and rinse. Pat the skin dry do not rub.

 

Oily skin is caused by over-active sebaceous glands, that produce a substance called sebum, naturally healthy skin lubricant. To reduce oiliness,fill a small spray bottle with warm water,add 1 teaspoon of salt,and spray on your face.Blot dry.

 

Mouthwash or rinse is a product used to enhance oral hygiene. Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda into 4- ounce glass of water. Use this solution to gargle and freshen breath.

Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush as an accessory to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. You can crush salt into a fine like texture on a cutting board with pastry rolling pin.Mix 1 part salt with 2 parts baking soda,then dip dampened toothbrush into mixture and brush teeth.Store remaining powder in airtight container.

Biting the tongue or cheek is rarely serious. To help ease the pain, rinse mouth with 1 teaspoon salt in 1 cup of warm water.

For your Hands

An odor or odour is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds, generally at very low concentration, that humans or other animals perceive by the sense of olfaction.Odors are also called scents, which can refer to both pleasant and unpleasant odors.The terms fragrance, scent, and aroma are used primarily by the food and cosmetic industry to describe a pleasant odor.

To remove onion odor from your hands,sprinkle on a little salt,then moisten with a bit of vinegar.Rub hands together,and rinse.

 

Refrigerators

To clean and refresh the inside of refrigerator,sprinkle equal parts salt and baking soda on a damp sponge, and wipe refrigerator surfaces.  

Stoves

A spill on stove-top can be cleaned up easily if first sprinkled with salt,The mild abrasive quality of salt removes stuck on food,but won't scratch the surface. For burnt on food sprinkle a mixture of salt and cinnamon,then wipe immediately. The mixture will give a pleasant smell and cover up any burnt odor the next time you turn on the burner. 

Clogs

A mixture of equal parts salt, vinegar and baking soda may help open up a slow draining sink. Mix solution then pour down drain-let sit at least 1 hour,then pour boiling or very hot tap water down drain. A sink clog of greasy foods may be dislodged with 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup baking soda. Sprinkle the solution into drain then Pour or run boiling or very hot tap water. 

Silverware

The tarnish on silverware can easily be removed by gently rubbing each piece with salt and a soft cloth, then wash by hand with dish soap and water. To clean sterling silver and bring back the shine,rub pieces with a paste made of 2 tablespoons salt and 1/2 cup of vinegar.Dip clean soft cloth in the paste, then gently rub silver piece in a circular motion. Rinse and dry with a clean soft cloth. 

Red Wine

Gently blot up all moisture from spill, then sprinkle with salt.Let salt sit for 15 minutes.The salt should soak up any remaining wine in the carpet.Turning pink as a result.Then clean area with a solution of 1/3 cup vinegar and 2/3 cup of water. 

Wicker

Keep white wicker furniture from yellowing by scrubbing it with a stiff brush moistened with saltwater. After scrubbing let dry in full sunlight.  

Plaster

Mix 2 tablespoons salt and 2 tablespoons cornstarch then add about 4-5 teaspoons of water to make a thick paste,Use paste to fill small nail holes,chips or other holes in Sheetrock or plaster. Let dry,then sand lightly and paint. 

Candles

Stop new candles from dripping by first soaking them in a solution of 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup salt for several hours. Let candles dry,then burn as usual.  

Fireplace

An occasional handful of salt thrown into you fireplace will help loosen soot inside chimney. Also makes a pretty bright and cheery yellow flame.  

Laundry

Add 1/2 cup of salt to wash cycle to prevent new colored fabrics from bleeding or running.Brighten faded rugs by using a strong saltwater solution rub briskly with a dampened cloth.

Perspiration

Mix 1 quart of water with 4 tablespoons salt. Sponge this solution onto stained area,repeat until stain disappears. Then wash as usual.  

Bee stings

Work a mixture of salt and water into paste that will stick to bee sting or bug bite. Apply paste,let sit until dry. Should relieve pain or itch. 

Poison Ivy

Help clear up poison ivy quickly by soaking in a solution of hot salt water.

 

Salt is for more than just for cooking.Try these solutions. And see how quick and simply they can help around the house. Salt is also very affordable.

 

 


 

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    eventsyoudesign 

    7 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

    Good article. The video is very informative. I only use sea salt in my cooking. Sea salt has 86 minerals, enhances your mood and tastes great. Thanks for sharing. Teresa

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