10 Uses for Salt You’ve Never Used

Salt is one of the most amazing elements in nature. It can be used for many purposes including food preservation, cleaning, cooking, and more!

Part of being prepared is knowing how to use the supplies that you have – and that includes salt! Below, we’ve listed 10 things that you probably didn’t know that you could do with salt.

Clean up a dropped egg
If you accidentally drop an egg on the floor, sprinkle some salt on the mess and wait 20 minutes. After you wait, the salt will absorb up all the liquids and will be a lot easier to wipe up.

Soothe a bee or poison ivy sting
Wet the sting right away and then cover it with salt. The salt will also kill poison ivy around your home. Simply add three pounds of salt to a gallon of soapy water. Spray it on the leaves and stems of the poison ivy.

Test for rotten eggs
Add two teaspoons of salt into a cup of water. A fresh egg will sink while a rotten egg will float.

Clean your clothes iron
Sprinkle some salt on a sheet of wax paper. Slide the iron across the paper and then rub with silver polish. This method will only work with non-stick irons.

Kill the grass growing in patio cracks
Have a bunch of grass growing up through the cracks in your cement or patio stones? Just spring salt on the cracks and wait a few days and pour some hot water over them.

Keep your windows frost-free
Dip a sponge in salt water and rub it on your windows. For car windshields, instead of using a sponge, use a little bag made of cheesecloth.

Clean a cutting board
Cover the cutting board with bleach and salt. Scrub the board with a stiff brush and rinse with hot water. Repeat if needed.

Clean fake flowers
Put the fake flowers in a bag with salt. Shake the bag for a few minutes. The salt will absorb the dirt and grime.

Remove watermarks from wood
I hate it when you get those pesky water marks on your table left from glasses or bottles. Make them disappear by mixing 1 teaspoon salt with a few drops of water to form a paste. Gently rub the paste onto the ring mark with a soft cloth or sponge. Then restore the luster of the wood with furniture polish.

Remove baked on messes
Can’t get that food to come out of your favorite pan or cooking dish? Simply sprinkle salt on the baked-on food then dampen the area with water. Let the area sit until the salt lifts the food off the dish.


If you fill the tips of your hallow point rounds with powdered salt and then put a touch of wax over them your rounds will have the following added effects:

*More painful wounds if they are close to the surface of skin. Deeper wounds will have no added pain.

*Penetrating wounds that rupture organs will not clot as well.

*Direct pressure (first aid) can cause additional hemorrhage to deep wounds.

*Recovery time is increased if you use rock salt or sea salt. Table salt does not have this affect.

*Slightly increased expansion at a shallower depth (better for shooting flesh directly but less effective when firing through a thick leather jacket or body armor) – the difference is minimal

*Ballistics may be off slightly. At shorter ranges this has an effect barely measurable. Long range shots should not be salt loaded.

For people working in the heat it is good to sip on salt water to prevent dehydration. It doesn’t take much. As Ben Fuchs says, when it tastes good you know you need it, when you’ve had enough it will not taste good.
When working in the boiler at the paper mill we took salt tablets. The problem with that is you bypass the tasting and your body’s built-in indicator.

one half cup of salt
three cups of vinegar
one teaspoon of liquid dish soap
mix it together and it will kill poison ivy and anything else you spray
it on. No need to buy expensive and toxic weed and vegetation

Also remember that regular table salt is only sodium chloride where as sea salt consists of about 87 different minerals. So for food related needs a pinch of sea salt should be used. Also iodine was taken out of salt years ago but the body does need iodine. Be sure you buy iodized sea salt. FYI: iodine binds to the receptor site on your thyroid. With fluoride tainting most water sources we are seeing a rise in thyroid diseases- this is because fluoride binds to the receptor sites on the thyroid gland preventing iodine from binding…..


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