Thursday, September 3, 2009


Unfortunately, there is a lot of negative hype about a common mineral found here on earth--sodium chloride (AKA . . .salt).

In an effort to give my little friend, salt, some positive PR, here are some household uses for this friendly little compound. I cannot take credit, nor have I tried everything suggested, in the following information. A gal in the food co-op I belong to posted this in a helpful email.

  • Clean your kitchen garbage disposal: Pour 1 cup of salt into the drain, run cold water and start the motor.
  • Prevent grease from splashing: If you throw a few pinches of salt into the frying pan before frying fatty foods, you won't have to clean all the grease off the stove.
  • Washing your Greens: It can be tough to wash greens with curly leaves. Wash the leaves in a sink half full of cold water and 1/2 cup of salt.
  • Mold prevention: Keep cheese from going moldy by wrapping it in a napkin that has been soaked in salt-water.
  • Mouthwash: Do it the old-fashioned way by mixing 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp of baking soda in 8 ounces of warm water.
  • Pick up broken eggs: Have you ever tried to scoop up an uncooked egg that has broken everywhere? Cover the spill with salt as it will draw the egg together and wipe up with a wash cloth.
  • Remove baked-on food: When you are facing the awful task of scrubbing out a pan, dampen the pan and sprinkle salt all over.
  • Spruce up your mop: Don't go buy a replacement mop head, soak your mop in a bucket of water with 1 cup of salt overnight.

And if you want to avoid the Swine Flu, head on over to Green Kiddos for some more salt tips!


Melissa said...

Cool! Thanks for all these wonderful tips on SALT!