16 Utterly Surprising Ways to Use Table Salt

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Make your own all-natural air freshener

To make this you will need 1/2-1 cup of salt and 20-30 drops of any essential oil or rose petals. Simply arrange all of your ingredients in a bowl or jar, and get ready to enjoy your fresh-smelling home. You can also use the peel of half an orange as a natural bowl.

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Put out kitchen fires quickly

If the grease fire in your kitchen is getting out of control, pour salt on it. It will cut off the flow of oxygen and smother the flame. It’s always a good idea to keep a container of salt handy when cooking with grease.

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Clean the iron

To remove gunk spots, turn the iron to the highest temperature setting, sprinkle a little salt on a piece of brown paper, and run the hot iron over it.

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Keep windows free of frost

Rub the inside of windows with a sponge dipped in saltwater, and frost won’t collect. Another way to prevent the windows from frosting up in cold weather is to keep a small cloth bag of salt on your windowsill.

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Clean the sink

A paste made of lemon juice and salt can be used to clean stainless steel sinks and fixtures. In fact, it works even better than popular chemical cleaners.

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Don’t let yourself be fooled at a restaurant

If you’ve received food at a restaurant that had a hair in it, ask the waiter for a replacement dish. But don’t forget to generously sprinkle your food with salt before showing it to your server or the manager. If you do so, you’ll be sure that your dish is actually replaced.

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