Do you know these Benefits of Salt ?

Humans are using salt from many, many centuries. With salt food tastes better. Salt also supplies sodium and chloride for the body. Salt use is not just restricted to cooking. Salt can be used in a better way for many other purposes including prolonging shelf life of milk!

“Our modern-day uses of salt are a culmination of centuries-worth of cultures who coveted salt as a precious, rare, and indispensible commodity”.

See good benefits of salt in our day to day life which makes our life more healthy.

1. Relieve stings, bites, and poison ivy

  • If anyone stung by a bee -immediately wet the sting and cover with salt. This reduces pain and swelling and also don’t forget to seek doctor’s attention as soon as possible.
  • To get relief from the itching of mosquito and chigger bites, soak the area in salt water, then apply coconut oil.
  • When poison ivy erupts, relieve the itching by soaking in hot salt water and seek medical attention.

2. Deodorizing sneakers

Summer time people do wear sneakers without socks to avoid sweating. However, this creates more stinky odor in the shoe. Sprinkle salt on the shoes and soak up the moisture to remove the odor.

3. Cleaning garbage disposal

To get rid of the bad odor wafting from your garbage disposal? Freshen it up with salt. Just dump in 1/2 cup salt, run the cold water, and start the disposal. The salt will dislodge stuck waste and neutralize odors.

4. Cleaning cutting boards

After rinsing the cutting boards in the kitchen with soap and water to remove any extra stain from the boards  use salt and it will become ighter and brighter in color.

5. Stop cut fruit from browning

If you are planning to prepare a fruit bowl or fruit salad and planning to cut the fruits ahead of time then use little amount of salt to ensure that cut apples and pears retain their color.  Soak  cut fruits very briefly in a bowl of lightly salted water.

6. Remove perspiration stains

To remove the stains formed because of perspiration use salt. Dissolve 4 tablespoons salt in 1 liter hot water. Just sponge the garment with the solution until the stain disappears.

7. Condition your skin

Instead of using scented and fragranced salt dissolve 1 cup table salt in your tub and soak as usual. Your skin will be noticeably softer. Buy sea salt for a real treat.

8. Open hair-clogged drains

Clogging can cause lot of problem in the sink and tub.  To dissolved the hair and to clear the clogged drains try this: Mix 1 cup salt, 1 cup baking soda, and 1/2 cup white vinegar. Pour the mixture down the drain. After 10 minutes pour 2 liters boiling water or  run hot-water tap until the drain flows freely.

9. Scrubbing boiled milk stain

Everyone knows how difficult it is remove boiled milk stain from the soak pan. Next time try with salt and remove the stain. Wet the burned pan and sprinkle it with salt. Wait about 10 minutes, and then scrub the pan. Salt not only removes the stain but also, removes the burnt odor !

10. Removing odor from hands

After cutting garlic and onion it takes some time to get rid of the odor from fingers. If you don’t have patience to get away from this odor then wash hands with soap and rub with salt and wash. This takes care of odor removal from fingers and hands.

11. Soothing feet

If your feet are tired by standing, walking or with work then try this salt soaking – prepare a salt water bath- pour 1-1/2 gallons warm water in a large basin. Mix in 1/4 cup Salt and 1/4 cup baking soda. Soak feet for up to 15 minutes. Your feet will feel better and so do you.

12. Whitening teeth

To keep teeth white and clean use one part fine salt to two parts baking soda–dip your toothbrush in the mix and brush twice a day – morning and evening.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: March 23, 2023

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