7 Ways you didn't know you could use salt

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jan 02, 2014

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For centuries, salt has been used to preserve food and for cleaning. Even today, people have continued to rely on salt for all kinds of effective remedies.
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    Surprising Uses of Salt

    According to the Salt Institute, there are about 14,000 ways you can use salt. For centuries, salt has been used to preserve food and for cleaning. Even today, people have continued to rely on salt for all kinds of effective remedies.

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    Oral care

    Salt can help you make your teeth sparkling clean. You can either make a salt rinse or combine 2 parts baking soda and 1 part salt for teeth whitening. If you are struggling with bad breath, use 1 teaspoon of salt in half cup of warm water and gargle with it. Besides, it will help you protect from gum disease and cure sore throat.

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    Fruit Prevention

    Like lemon and vinegar stop peeled apples and pears from browning, salt can do the same. All you have to do is to drop fruits in water containing 1 tablespoon of salt and you can help them keep their colour.

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    Hand Deodrant

    If you are worried because the smell of onions and garlic doesn’t come out of your hands, you can resort to salt. Combine vinegar and little amount of salt, rub mixture in your hands to remove odours from them.

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    Sink Drain Cleansing

    You can clean a typical sink that holds dirty dishes, leftover food and grease. Pour warm water containing salt in the kitchen sink to deodorize the sink and remove grease from it.

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    Stains Removal

    Bothered about tough stains on your suit? Drop your worries. You can use salt to remove tough stains effortlessly. Rinse your stained suit in saltwater for an hour to say goodbye to stains. Moreover, it can also brighten up the colour of your faded clothes.

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    Skin Exfoliation

    Don’t have exfoliater? Don’t worry anymore. A lemon-salt scrub makes a great homemade natural exfoliator. It removes away the dirt and dead cells besides boosting your blood circulation.

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    Burn Remedy

    If you are looking to an effective remedy for burns, salt is what you are looking for. All you have to do is cover the burnt area of your skin with salt. Not only it will prevent blisters from occurring but prevent scalding too.

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