101 Uses for Salt

This common household mineral can be used in so many ways.

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  • 1. Remove tattoos
  • 2. Prevent fruits from browning
  • 3. Deter ants
  • 4. Remove blood stains
  • 5. Deter patio weeds
  • 6. Relieve bee-sting pain
  • 7. Repair walls
  • 8. Restore sponges
  • 9. "Sweeten" containers
  • 10. Clean rust
  • 11. Clean sink drains
  • 12. De-ice sidewalks and driveways
  • 13. Deodorize shoes
  • 14. Extinguish grease fires
  • 15. Keep windows frost-free
  • 16. Relieve fatigue
  • 17. Remove dry skin
  • 18. Remove mildew stains
  • 19. Remove water rings
  • 20. Tame wild barbecue flames
  • 21. Arrange artificial flowers
  • 22. Brighten colors
  • 23. Chill a bottle of bubbly―fast
  • 24. Clean flower vases
  • 25. Clean tarnished silverware
  • 26. Ease mouth problems
  • 27. Extend broom life
  • 28. Prevent sugaring
  • 29. Remove odors from hands
  • 30. Remove rust stains
  • 31. Rinse your mouth
  • 32. Save the bottom of your oven
  • 33. Set poached eggs
  • 34. Clean copper pans
  • 35. Clean up a cracked egg
  • 36. Clean wicker
  • 37. Dust a wreath
  • 38. Extend toothbrush life
  • 39. Remove “salt stains” from carpets
  • 40. Shine brass and copper
  • 41. Treat mosquito bites
  • 42. Drip-proof candles
  • 43. Prevent food from sticking
  • 44. Remove soot
  • 45. Set color
  • 46. Whip up egg whites faster
  • 47. Bath eyes
  • 48. Clean fish tanks
  • 49. Clean ovens
  • 50. Color-matching nylons
  • 51. Ease throat pain
  • 52. Gargling
  • 53. Improve boiled potatoes
  • 54. Keep patios weed-free
  • 55. Prevent browning
  • 56. Reduce eye puffiness
  • 57. Remove dirt from leafy vegetables
  • 58. Remove sangria and red-wine stains
  • 59. Setting gelatin
  • 60. Treat poison ivy
  • 61. Applying facial
  • 62. Brighten yellowed cottons or linens
  • 63. Clean dried-on egg
  • 64. Clean grease spots on rugs
  • 65. Clean refrigerators
  • 66. Eliminate sticky residue from an iron
  • 67. Extend cheese life
  • 68. Fix sticking iron
  • 69. Have an exfoliating massage
  • 70. Hold artificial flowers
  • 71. Improve poultry
  • 72. Invigorate goldfish
  • 73. Keep cut flowers fresh
  • 74. Kill poison ivy
  • 75. Prevent mold
  • 76. Quell oversudsing
  • 77. Relieve tired feet
  • 78. Remove pinfeathers
  • 79. Test egg freshness
  • 80. Crisp salads
  • 81. Dry clothes in the winter
  • 82. Keep milk fresh
  • 83. Prevent sautés made with eggplant or zucchini from getting watery
  • 84. Remove tea stains
  • 85. Salt tablets
  • 86. Anti-ice sidewalks and driveways
  • 87. Clean stained cups
  • 88. Clean teeth
  • 89. Improve coffee
  • 90. Peel eggs more easily
  • 91. Poach eggs
  • 92. Remove perspiration stains
  • 93. Boil water hotter
  • 94. Brighten cutting boards
  • 95. Clean a glass coffee pot
  • 96. Clean greasy pans
  • 97. Keep chicken or turkey moist
  • 98. Prevent cake icing crystals
  • 99. Remove rings from tables
  • 100. Treat varicose veins
  • 101. Attack wine spills
  • 102. Whip whipping cream faster
  • 103. Clean coffee pots
  • 104. Keep shells from cracking when boiling eggs
  • 105. Make play dough
  • 106. Shell pecans more easily
  • 107. Clean brass