Household Uses for Salt (Video)

Learn how to use salt in natural homemade cleaners and home body care.

By Gina DeBacker

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A staple in most any pantry, salt is one of those items that you can use time and time again. But beyond flavoring foods, salt has myriad uses around the home. This mineral is a natural abrasive, which makes it excellent for homemade cleaners. Use it in DIY scrubbing cleaners to clean surfaces with caked-on food. On top of that, salt can effectively soak up stains, treat canker sores and brighten clothes. In this video, Associate Editor Gina DeBacker demonstrates a few household uses for salt. Learn how to use salt in chlorine-free cleaners, boost the vibrancy of clothes, relieve sore throats, improve oral health and shell nuts.

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