Uses for salt:
Did you know there are more than 14,000 uses for salt; Roman soldiers were actually PAID in Salt! It is abundant and it’s a cheap mineral makes it even better.
In addition to tasting good, salt also acts as an antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent when used topically and can be used for a number of household cleaning and disinfecting purposes.
Here are just a few of the uses:
- Salt melts ice
- Use it to preserve foods, especially meats
- Tenderize tough cuts of meat
- If you forage for nuts, soaking them in a saltwater solution for several hours will make them easier to open
- A pinch of salt in coffee reduces bitterness
- A pinch of salt will keep milk fresh longer
- Gargle or rinse with salt to help a sore throat, canker sore or toothache
- Salt makes water boil at a higher temperature, reducing cooking time and saving fuel
- Puts out grease fires
- Combine with baking soda to make toothpaste
- Use with some honey or water to exfoliate
- Combine with baking soda to make an abrasive, stain-removing cleanser
- Wash your hands with it to get rid of onion and garlic smells
- Use a salt bath to draw infection or swelling out of minor wounds or aching muscles
- Relieve the itch or pain from bug bites and stings
- Soak candles in a salt solution for a few hours and they won’t drip when burned
- Line doorways, windowsills and shelves with salt to keep ants away
- Salt water kills weeds, including poison ivy
- Toss a tablespoon or so into wet shoes to help dry them faster and deodorize them
- A sprinkle of salt helps soak up grease and scrub off particles when cleaning your iron skillet
- If you’re air-drying your clothes in the winter, add a handful of salt to your final rinse to keep them from freezing on the line.
- Add a pinch to your jams and jellies. It helps the gelatin set quicker
- Salt mixed with alcohol (1:4) is great to remove grease stains from clothes.
So keep Salt with your survival goods, it could come in handy.
Be safe, take care. CJ.