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8 Things You Can Clean Using Salt

With the shipping problems and inflation occurring in swift combinations lately, it seems like everything is getting a price hike. As a result even our cleaning supplies could be getting a price hike as well. Pair this fact up with most cleaning products containing a number of chemicals that are pointless and aren’t needed, it might be about time to look for some natural solutions.

One such solution we’ve managed to find was the use of salt. It can clean up a number of problems surprisingly well. Find out more about it below.


Rust Stains

Of course, you need some kind of liquid to make it into a proper cleaning liquid and in this case, you can either turn to lemon juice or vinegar. Before applying salt to a rust stain, make sure that the stain is completely dry.

If you choose to use a lemon, squeeze it over the stain and then cover it with a layer of salt.

Let it sit for half an hour and then wipe with a wet cloth or sponge. Rinse if needed.

For vinegar, you won’t want to mix a spoonful or more of vinegar in with the salt and spread it on the rust stain. Let it sit and then you can brush it away with an old toothbrush. Rinse the stained area afterwards if needed.



Calcium Buildups

A combination of lemon and salt is more effective than any calcium cleaner you can find.

Whether it’s buildup on the shower head or the kitchen sink, sprinkle salt into half of the lemon and rub it on the surface.

It also has an added effect when used against copper: it fights discoloring.



Sweat Stains

Working out at the gym real hard or just sweating so much that it stains your clothes, we’ve all been there. Dealing with those stains can be a huge pain, however you can make them disappear surprisingly well with salt.

Mix four tablespoons of salt with a liter of warm water and soak the garment in it.

The only thing to note about this method is that it doesn’t work for all clothing. So if you’re looking to remove sweat stains from fragile fabrics like satin, you won’t get the results you’re looking for.



Cutting Boards

If you’re one who cooks a lot then you know that a cutting board can get pretty dirty. And even if you are good about washing it after every individual use, it’s hard to get them to look like you just bought it brand new.

There are also wooden cutting boards where you’ll have to manually scrub them since you can’t get them into the dishwasher. Those ones are a whole other problem.

But regardless of which cutting board you are using, a nifty trick to make them look pristine again is salt and lemon. With this combination all you need to do is sprinkle salt on the cutting board and rub it with a lemon. This will remove any stains on it, making it look brand new.