8 things you can clean with salt


You won’t need any pricy cleaning supplies for these chores

Not only are some cleaning supplies extremely expensive, many contain a number of chemicals that you don’t want or need for cleaning projects. One natural solution that you can use for a number of housekeeping projects, is salt. Curious to find out what all you can clean with salt? Read on further now.

1.Rust stains

Mix salt with lemon juice or vinegar to get rid of rust stains in a jiffy. First make sure the stain is completely dry. Using a lemon? Squeeze it over the stain and then cover the lemon juice with a layer of salt. Let it sit for half an hour and then clean it up with a cloth or sponge. Rinse it off if needed. Using vinegar? First mix the salt with a spoonful or more of vinegar and spread this mixture on the rust stain. Let it sit and after a while brush it away with an old toothbrush. The same thing goes for this method, you can rinse it off afterwards for an extra clean result.

2. Calcium buildup

The combination of salt and lemon is a top tier warrior in the fight against calcium buildup. Having problems with buildup on your showerhead or the kitchen sink? Sprinkle salt onto half of a lemon and rub it on the chrome or copper surfaces. This method has an extra benefit when used on copper: it fights discoloring. Perfect!

3. Sweat stains

It happens to all of us, but it’s still not fun: sweat stains in your clothes. Thankfully, we can make them disappear like snow in the sun with a bit of salt and warm water. Mix four tablespoons of salt with a liter of warm water and soak the garment in it. Attention: this remedy doesn’t work for all clothing. Fragile fabrics like satin can’t be placed in salt.

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