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Amazing Uses For Salt Other Than On Your Food

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We probably eat too much of it. It’s on potato chips and pretzels. Many people like it fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob. Buffalo’s famous beef on weck features a roll with caroway seeds and salt. Some people pick up the salt shaker and sprinkle salt all over their food without even tasting it first to find out if they really need it.

In addition to the tabletop variety we all have on our kitchen tables there are a number of other uses for salt.

You can get rid of grass and weeds growing out of cracks in your driveway by spreading salt on them, then pouring hot water over it. It’s cheaper than grass killer and it’s safe for the environment.

You can remove stains from your coffee pot by filling it with a quarter cup of salt then half fill the pot with ice cubes. Swish it around a little bit, let it stand for a half hour, then rinse the pot with cold water. The stains will be gone.

If you have a problem with ants, salt will do the trick. Sprinkle some on window sills, at doorways, along baseboards and anywhere else you might see them. It’s a natural non-chemical way to keep them out.

Here’s an interesting one. If you dip new candles into a strong solution of salt for a few hours, then let it dry….the candles won’t drip when you light them.

If dripping fat from meat is making the flames of your barbeque get out of control….sprinkle some salt. It’ll reduce the flame. Salt will also smother a grease fire on the stove.

And an old kitchen remedy for the relief of a bee sting. Wet the sting area, then cover it with salt.

Can you think of any others?

 

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