In terms of essential life ingredients, water tends to get all the credit. But did you know that salt is actually just as important? Seriously, you will die without adequate salt levels.
So yeah, you could say that salt is a pretty useful substance. The benefits go far beyond your body, too. From the kitchen to the bathroom, this super mineral really gets around!
Let’s take a look at 5 surprising and genius ways you can use salt around your home.
- Drain Cleaning
Those little bits and pieces of food that wind up in your sink really add up over time. Before you know it, you’ve got a clogged sink. You could call a plumber to remove the gunk but why not try some simple salt first?
Salt is coarse; its texture will work like sandpaper against any tough drain buildup. Just measure half a cup of salt and pour it straight down the drain.
You favorite glass needs cleaning and here’s how you can use salt to make it shine again. Wash the glass then while the glass is still wet, put some salt on it. Take a dry cloth and make circular movements with it for 2-3 minutes. You are free to enjoy your sprinkle glass again.
Additionally, you can use this method for cleaning silver, brass and copper. But make sure you use a little vinegar to polish them.
- Goodbye Ants
This is the best and the cheapest way to get rid of ants. Boil water and add salt to it. Pour salty water into a spray bottle and spread in places, where you usually see the ants.
- Wisdom Tooth Pain Relief
If you haven’t already experienced wisdom tooth pain, here’s a tip how to make it stop. Use a tablespoon of salt and a glass of water to wash your mouth by swishing around.
- Removal of Evil Spirits
Salt is actually featured quite prominently in folk remedies for getting rid of evil spirits. For thousands of years, individuals from various cultures have sprinkled it around their homes, temples and other dwellings.