Keep your own house and its surroundings pure and clean. This hygiene will keep you healthy and benefit your worldly life.
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Salt is a natural, non-toxic exfoliant. It’s great for scrubbing, and is totally safe for consumption (in very small amounts, though, because your heart doesn’t like it). Read on for some useful home cleaning tips that work using salt.
1. Stained cups: make a paste from salt and dish soap and rub the stains away.
2. Water rings: make a paste from salt and vegetable oil. Rub on water marks made on wooden tables.
3. Greasy pans: if you’ve got some grease that isn’t shifting, scrub it with salt before using dish soap.
4. Smelly sponges: after a while, sponges can get a bit nasty. To remedy this, add salt to water and give the sponges a quick wash after using them.
5. Drains: add 1/2 cup of salt to 1/2 cup of boiling water, and pour down the drain every few days. Smells and bacteria will be eliminated.
6. Grease fires: pour salt onto a grease fire. Never put water on a grease fire, as it will cause the grease to splash outwards (not good).
7. Chopping boards: After use, wash your chopping boards in salty water. They’ll look more like new.
8. Oven: sprinkle salt on top of any oven spills to make them easier to clean off.
9. Water bottles: if you’ve got a water bottle with a narrow neck, pour salt into the bottom of it with hot water. Swirl the mixture around in the bottle, then rinse it out.
10. Windows: mix a few tablespoons of salt with a gallon of warm water. Ice and fog won’t be able to form as easily.
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