With winter upon us, we in the midwest can expect plenty of icy roadways covered in salt. And in that form, salt is a mixed blessing—great for de-icing and traction, but bad for the metal on our vehicles. When it comes to household applications, however, salt is pretty much always a handy mineral. Here are a few of our favorite uses for salt.
A strong salt-water solution can reduce odors, eliminate minor clogs, and cut down on grease buildup.
Blending a little salt and baking soda with the water in your flower vase can help to extend the longevity of your bouquet.
Coffee Pot Cleaner
Mixing salt, water, lemon and ice together makes a powerful, all-natural cleaning agent that won't distort the flavor of your coffee after cleaning and doesn't leave soap residue.
Brass, Copper, and Pewter Polish
Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in a cup of distilled white vinegar and stir until it becomes a paste. Apply to the metal and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Do you have a great way of using salt around your home? Be sure to visit Morton® Salt’s website to share your favorite "salt secret." You may win a $1,000 AMEX gift card!
Until next time,
The Home Know-It-All