Salt has been very useful in our home. We haven’t got a full list yet but obviously we have so many Himalayan salt benefits. I will share some of them that I have studied and hope that they become handy for you.
Pour a hot, strong solution (110ml/ ½ cup of salt for every liter of water) down the drain.
Hair and shampoo residue collect in the plug hole in the bathtub drain, causing the drain to clog up. To dissolve the mess, mix 225ml/1cup salt, 225ml/1 cup baking soda, and 110ml/ ½ cup white vinegar. Pour the mixture down the drain.
Leave for 10 minutes, then follow up by pouring 2 liters boiling water down the drain. Run your hot water tap until the drain flows freely.
A mixture of salt and lemon juice removes mindew from around the sink, tiles and shower area.
Mix salt with turpentine to whiten your bathtub and toilet bowl. This mixture also helps to remove the yellow spots that can sometimes form on your sink and bathtub. Use rubber gloves when using the mixture.
Rub away the marks and then rinse thoroughly and make sure the bathroom is well ventilated when you are doing this.
Remove food that has been baked onto cooking pans for serving plates by “lifting” the food with a pre-treatment of salt. Before washing, sprinkle the stuck-on food with salt. Dampen the area, let it sit until the salt lifts the baked-on food, then wash it away with soapy water.
Burnt milk is one of the toughest stains to remove, but salt makes it a lot easier. Wet the burned pan and sprinkle it with salt. Wait about 10 minutes, then scrub the pan. The salt also absorbs the odor.
No matter how thorough you dry them, cast-iron woks tend to rust when you wash them in water. Instead, when you are done cooking but while your wok is still hot, pour in about ¼ cup salt and scrub it with a stiff wire brush. Wipe it clean, then apply a light coating of sesame or vegetable oil before stowing it. Don’t clean a wok with a nonstick coating this way because it will scratch the coating.
Salt and cinnamon take the “burned food” odor away from ovens and hobs. Sprinkle with salt while the oven and hob is still hot; when dry, remove the salted spots with a stiff brush or cloth.
To get those stubborn stains out of your coffee pot, pour about 55ml/ ¼ cup of salt in, add some lemon juice or vinegar and some ice cubes and swish around, then rinse. This solution also works great on your favorite tea or coffee cup.
If your percolated coffee tastes bitter, fill the percolator with water and add 4 tablespoons salt. Then percolate as usual. Rinse the percolator and all of its parts well and the next pot you make should taste much better.
After you wash cutting boards and breadboards with soap and water, rub them with a damp cloth dipped in salt. The boards will be brighter.
Here’s a way to make short work of cleanup after you’ve rolled out dough or kneaded breads. Sprinkle your floury countertop with salt. Now you can neatly wipe away everything with a sponge. No more sticky lumps.
Remove odors from sink drainpipes with a strong, hot solution of salt water
If you’ve dropped an uncooked egg, you know what a mess it is to clean up. Cover the spill with salt. It will draw the egg together and you can easily wipe it up with a sponge or paper towel.
You can run out of elbow grease trying to scrub burned-on stains off enamel pans so take the strain out of stain removal by soaking the pan overnight in salt water. Then boil salt water in the pan the next day.
Remove all the food and the racks from the fridge. Now mix up a handful of salt in 4 liters or so of warm water and use it with a sponge to clean the inside of the fridge. The mixture isn’t abrasive, so it won’t scratch surfaces. And you won’t be introducing chemical fumes or odors.
If your glass is discolored, mix a handful of salt in a 110ml/ ½ cup of vinegar and soak the glassware overnight. The stains should wipe off in the morning.
To prevent grease splattering the cooker, the next time you are cooking beacon, add a few dashes of salt to the pan before beginning to fry foods that can splatter.
Lipstick smudges on glassware or chinaware can be hard to remove, even in the dishwasher. That’s because the emollients designed to help lipstick stay on your lips do a good job sticking to glassware too.
Before washing your stemware, glasses, water tumblers or china, rub the edges with salt to erase lipstick stains. This is the thing that I love most of Himalayan salt benefits.
If a pie bubbles over in your oven, put a handful of salt on top of the spilled juice. The mess won’t smell and will bake into dry light crust which will wipe off easily when the oven has cooled.
Prevent spills from hardening
The next time food bubbles over in your oven, don’t give it a chance to bake on and cool. Throw some salt on the spill while it is still liquid. When the oven cools, you’ll be able to wipe up the spill with a cloth. The same technique works for spills on the hob. The salt will remove odors too and if you’d like to add a pleasant scent, mix a little cinnamon in with the salt.
Removing grease from pans
Grease can be tough to remove from iron pans, because it is not water soluble but if you sprinkle the pan with salt before you wash it, the salt will absorb most of the grease. Wipe the pan out and then wash as usual.
Hand sponges and mop sponges usually get grungy beyond use long before they are really worn out. To restore sponges to a pristine state, soak them overnight in a solution of about 55ml/ ¼ cup salt per liter of water.
Tea and coffee stains
Tea and coffee leave stains on cups and in pots. You can easily remove these unattractive rings by putting some salt onto a sponge and rubbing gently over the stained area. If this does not remove the stain, mix white vinegar with salt in equal proportions and rub the sponge.
Teapots and especially their spouts can become really stained from the tannin in the tea. Stuff the spout with salt and rub salt on the inside of the pot. Leave it to stand overnight. Rinse with boiling water. This should revive the old sparkle to your teapot.
Freshen up a stinky waste disposal with salt. Just add in 110ml/ ½ cup of salt, run the cold water, and start the disposal. The salt will dislodge stuck waste and neutralize odors.
These Himalayan salt benefits are so practical. I love them. I am now so confident that I can handle the housework very well. May them help you as well.
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