We consume tons of salt throughout our lives, but did you know salt can be used in a variety of ways other than direct consumption? Salt is one of Truce’s favorite ingredients, so here are a few helpful ways to use it:
Mix salt and vinegar into a thick paste and apply to brass silver and copper as a polish. Use a soft cloth to apply and buff, then rinse thoroughly in water and dry well.
2. Liquid Cleanups
A pet mess, oil and egg spills- just cover the area with salt – it’s a lot easier to pick up.
3. Drain Cleaner
Equal amounts of salt and hot water poured down a drain helps get rid of nasty smells and dissolve grease. Helps slow future buildups.
4. Scouring Pots and Pans
Pour rock salt onto greasy cookware before scouring to help cut through the grease.
5. Removing red wine, tea and coffee stains
To remove tea and coffee stains on cups and glasses, just pour onto a sponge and use a circular motion while working over the stains. For red wine stains on a tablecloth or shirt, pour salt directly onto the fabric, let dry and brush salt away.
6. Sterilizing sponges
Kitchen sponges are the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of nasty bacteria. By soaking a sponge in a heavily saline solution, it will help kill bacteria. To be thorough, put the sponge into the microwave for 1 minute.
7. Garden Aid
Where ants frequent, pour a line of salt to prevent them from crossing.
8. Cutting Board Cleaner
A smelly cutting board means bacteria are present – and this is not only an odor problem, but a health issue. Bacteria are killed by salt, so by rubbing salt into your cutting board, letting it sit for a little while and then rinsing, your board will smell fresh and be bacteria-free!
Salt can be used in many capacities around your home as a more eco- friendly alternative to harsh chemicals, but remember that while it’s abundant and inexpensive, using too much can result in potential damage to waterways and your yard so use it in prudently.
Cleaning with Salt is simple, and that’s why it's one of the main ingredients in our Scouring Powder!