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Did You Know That Salt Can Be Used Other Than For Cooking?

Surprising ways this essential kitchen ingredient can be utilised!

By The Weekly | January 7, 2017

GOODBYE BUBBLES

Get rid of excess suds when handwashing garments in the sink or doing the dishes by sprinkling them with a pinch of salt.

BRIGHTER LINENS

Place yellowed cotton fabrics in a pot of water. Add ¼ cup salt and ½ cup baking soda, then bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Let soak for at least three days, then rinse with cold water and lay flat to dry.

NO MORE STINKY SMELLS

The oils in garlic and onion leave a scent on your hands after cooking. Squirt lemon juice on your palms and sprinkle salt on top. Rub hands together, then thoroughly rinse. The lemon juice is a disinfectant and deodorizer, while the salt acts as an abrasive to remove the oil.

CLEAN YOUR VEGGIES

Remove dirt from greens like spinach, arugula and kale by swirling them around in a bowl of salt water. (Fun fact: Ancient Romans seasoned vegetables with salt, which is where the word salad originates!)

WASH A GREASY PAN

Shaking a little salt on the pan before washing absorbs most of the grease.

FIX A STICKY IRON

To remove gunk spots, sprinkle a little salt on a piece of brown paper and run the hot iron over it. Repeat if necessary.

Text: Woman’s Day/ Bauersyndication.com.au

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