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The Many Uses of Salt

In the Kitchen:

Eggs – Eggs boiled in salt water will peal easier, poaching eggs over salt water helps set the egg whites, place an egg in a cup of water with two teaspoons of salt- fresh eggs will sink.

Preventing browning – Apples, pears and potatoes dropped in cold, lightly salted water as they are peeled will retain their color.

Washing spinach – If spinach is washed in salted water, repeated cleanings will not be necessary

Whipping cream and beating egg whites – By adding a pinch of salt, cream will whip better and egg whites will beat faster and higher.

Crisping salads – Salting salads immediately before serving will keep them crisp.

Preventing mold – To prevent mold on cheese, wrap it in a cloth dampened with saltwater before refrigerating

Cleaning:

Cleaning greasy pans – The greasiest iron pan will wash easily if you use a little salt in it and wipe with paper

Cleaning ovens – Salt and cinnamon take the “burned food” odor away from ovens and stove burners. Sprinkle spills while oven and burners are still hot; when dry, remove the salted spots with a stiff brush or cloth.

Extinguishing grease fires – Salt tossed on a grease fire on the stove or in the oven will smother flames

Cleaning tarnished silverware – Rub tarnish with salt before washing

Removing wine stains – If wine is spilled on a tablecloth or rug, blot up as much as possible and immediately cover the wine with salt, which will absorb the remaining wine. Later rinse the tablecloth with cold water; scrape up the salt from the rug and then vacuum the spot.

Brightening colors – Wash colored curtains or washable fiber rugs in a saltwater solution to brighten the colors

Drip-proofing candles – Soak new candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours, then dry them well. When burned they will not drip

Keeping cut flowers fresh – A dash of salt added to the water in a flower vase will keep cut flowers fresh longer

Deodorizing shoes – Sprinkling a little salt in canvas shoes occasionally will take up the moisture and help remove odors

Beauty and Health:

Gargling – Stir 1/2 teaspoon salt in an 8-ounce glass of warm water for use as a gargle for sore throats

Relieving tired feet – Soak aching feet in warm water to which a handful of salt has been added. Rinse in cool water.

Relieving bee stings – If stung, immediately wet the spot and cover with salt to relieve the pain

Treating poison ivy – Soaking the exposed part in hot saltwater helps hasten the end to poison ivy irritation.

Removing dry skin – After bathing and while still wet give yourself a massage with dry salt. It removes dead skin particles and aids the circulation.

Applying facial – For a stimulating facial, mix equal parts of salt and olive oil and gently massage the face and throat with long upward and inward strokes. Remove mixture after five minutes and wash face.

Beach waves hair spray - To create perfectly textured waves, dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt into an 8-oz. spray bottle of warm water. Add 1/2 teaspoon of liquid coconut oil and a dab of hair gel. Then just shake and mist.

Dandruff - Work crushed sea salt into the scalp before wetting hair to loosen flakes and better enable scalp treatments to penetrate

Facial Toner -To reduce oiliness, fill a small spray bottle with tepid water, add 1 teaspoon salt, and mist on your face, making sure to avoid eyes

Facial Exfoliator: Mix 1 teaspoon fine-grain salt and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small bowl. Gently massage the mixture into your face and throat. Rinse off by washing skin as usual

Salt Scrub: After you take a shower or bath, and while your skin is still wet, sprinkle salt onto your hands and rub it gently on arms and legs. A salt massage will exfoliate dead skin cells and improve circulation.

Eye De-Puffer: Mix one teaspoon of salt into a pint of hot water. Lie comfortably on your back and apply pads soaked in the solution

 

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  • Louise Hei3 on

    Dear Heidi , I loved reading all the salt info. Wow! Thanks.


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