Shades of Chartreuse - Freshly Green Tips
Good old-fashioned, household table salt, AKA sodium chloride, is the most abundant, inexhaustible, non-metallic mineral in the world. There are thousands of beneficial uses for salt in all of its forms. It's natural, cheap, and doesn't go bad.
If you are trying to go green, substituting salt for chemical cleansers is a simple and money saving option. NOTE: the suggestions below use regular table salt.
So grab the salt shaker to shake your way to a greener, cleaner kitchen using these 10 easy ways to use salt in your kitchen...
1. If food bubbles over onto your oven bottom, cover it in salt and allow it to bake. Once it has cooled completely, the remaining salty crust will be easy to scrape off.
2. Sprinkle salt onto dried egg residue in the pan when you finish cooking for easier washing.
3. Add salt and baking soda to a wet sponge and use the solution to clean the inside of your refrigerator.
4. Red wine on your favorite tablecloth? Immediately remove from tabletop, then blot the spill as best as possible. Holding over your sink, cover the area with salt letting it dry; once the salt has dried, shake out, and wash in cold water.
5. Shake salt into a greasy pan and wipe out with a paper-towel before washing.
6. Toss salt on a grease fire to extinguish the flames (never use water on a grease fire).
7. Pour a salt and vinegar mix down a stinky sink drain/disposal and flush with hot water to remove odors.
8. Clean stains on copper pots by putting salt on the area, then scrub with a vinegar dipped cloth.
9. Make a salt paste (with water) to clean a stainless steel sink bottom and sides.
10. Gently (careful not to scratch crystal) rib salt on lipstick rimmed glasses or cups before you wash to loosen the lipstick stain.
11. When serving drinks on a humid day, sprinkle a bit of salt on the paper cocktail napkin to keep the glassware free of sticking to paper napkin.
Do you have other ways to use salt around the house? Share them in the comment section below, thanks!