16 Uses For Salt Other Than Cooking

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You undoubtedly have a salt shaker on your table or on your spice rack. For a number of reasons, it is by far the most widely used seasoning. One of the five flavors that humans can recognize is salty (the others are bitter, sweet, sour and umami or savory). In other words it helps improves the taste of our food by essentially enhancing its natural flavors.

Salt is NaCI chemically, and for many years it was a valuable commodity. It has served as everything from money to brine to food preservation. It is now affordable and useful for a wide range of non-cooking purposes.

In the Garden

An infestation of poison ivy plants can be eliminated with a potent saltwater treatment. Use a garden sprayer to apply a solution of 1 cup (236 milliliters) of salt and 1 gallon (3.7 liters) of soapy water on the leaves and stems.
fend off ants. By spraying regular table salt in areas where ants tend to congregate, you can prevent them from gathering in your garden. Additionally, it prevents ants from entering your home. They won’t cross if salt is spread over the path where they are entering.
Strike those slugs. To kill slugs, liberally sprinkle salt on them. Once more sprinkle them after waiting five minutes.
Eliminate cabbage worms. Garden cabbages, broccoli, and cauliflower are consumed by cabbage worms. When their leaves are damp from dew in the morning or evening, dust them with a mixture of 1 cup (239 milliliters) of flour and 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) of salt to regulate them.

Health and Beauty

Scrub your skin. It can be used as a great skin and/or face scrubbing. After a shower, apply it to your hands and gently rub it over your skin while it’s still damp. It will exfoliate dead skin and stimulate blood flow.
Calm irritated skin. A saltwater bath can be a fantastic way to soothe itchy skin. To help soften your skin, simply add 1 cup (236 milliliters) of table or sea salt to your bathwater.

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