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5 More Things To Do with Salt

Everybody says you should cut down on your salt, so we’ve found some household uses for the leftovers.

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If you’ve cut down on the salt in your diet, chances are you’ve got some extra lying around. Why not try these fun and easy ideas, and help your health in the process?  

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1. Remove Perspiration Stains

1. Remove Perspiration Stains

Salt’s the secret to getting rid of those stubborn yellow perspiration stains on shirts. Dissolve 4 tablespoons of salt in 1 litre of hot water. Just sponge the garment with the solution until the stain disappears.

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2. Shell Hard-Boiled Eggs With Ease

2. Shell Hard-Boiled Eggs With Ease

Ever wonder whether there’s a secret to peeling hardboiled eggs without breaking the shell into a million tiny pieces? There is, and now it’s out of the box! Add a teaspoon of salt to your water before placing the eggs in it to boil.

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3. End the Ant Parade

3. End the Ant Parade

If ants are beating a path to your home, intercept them by sprinkling salt across the door frame or directly on their paths. Ants will be discouraged from crossing this barrier.

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4. Condition Your Skin

4. Condition Your Skin

You’ve heard of bath salts, of course. Usually this conjures images of scented crystals that bubble up in your tub and may contain colouring and other stuff that leave a dreaded bath ring. Now strip that picture to its core, and you’ve got salt. Dissolve 1 cup table salt in your tub and soak as usual. Your skin will feel noticeably softer. Buy sea salt for a treat. It comes in larger chunks and can be found in health food stores or the gourmet section of a grocery store.

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5. Erase Tea and Coffee Stains

5. Erase Tea and Coffee Stains

Tea and coffee leave stains on cups and in pots. You can easily scrub away these unattractive rings by sprinkling salt onto a sponge and rubbing in little circles across the ring. If the stain persists, mix white vinegar with salt in equal proportions and rub with the sponge.

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