What Are Some Less Known Uses of Salt?

Soaking a clothes line in salt can keep it from freezing.
Salt mixed with baking soda can be an effective toothpaste.
Some people put a pinch of salt in the grounds to enhance the flavor of the coffee.
Salt can be used as a mouthwash.
Add a pinch of salt to a meringue batter for stiffer peaks.
Table salt in a salt shaker.
Some people promote rinsing the mouth out with salt water to promote healing after a mouth or dental injury.
A bowl of kosher salt.
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If you're like most people, you consider salt to be a popular table condiment used to enhance the flavor of food. You're not wrong, but did you know it has many other uses as well?

The above is only a small sampling of the different things salt can do. In reality, there are hundreds of uses for household table or kosher salt. Bet you don't look at it the same way again!


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Post 7

i own a resort where there is a lot of salt in the ground and water. anyway that i can use them in the resort?

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helped me with my science fair project.

Post 5

correct me if i am wrong, but I believe that for testing eggs, if the egg sinks it is considered fresh and if it doesn't then it will be considered spoiled.

Post 3

To quote a colleague: "there's not a lot of things that a high salt content won't kill."

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Will salt kill Trees

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great helped me with my homework

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