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6 Amazing Benefits of Salt

By April 3, 2019 No Comments

How To Get Smooth Lips For Pennies

This is the time of year that you want to moisturize your dry, winter-worn lips. Instead of buying pricey, exfoliating products, enlist the help of simple salt!

•Simply pour a small amount of salt on an old toothbrush and lightly brush it over your lips in a circular motion.
•Rinse the salt off with warm water and apply lip balm.
•The slightly abrasive salt will exfoliate your lips, leaving them soft and smooth.

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Lift Lipstick Stains From Glasses

Have you ever tried cleaning stubborn, dark lipstick marks from your wineglasses? You know that dish soap alone won’t remove these spots. Here is what to do:

•Pour a bit of salt onto a wet sponge.
•Carefully rub at the marks.
•Salt is slightly abrasive and will loosen the lipstick residue and you can rinse it off.
•Wash the glass as usual once the stain is gone.

Prevent Messy Candle Drips

This is a nifty tip that will ensure that the new candles you just bought won’t drip wax all over your dining room table. Try this:

•Lay the candles on their side in a basin.
•Cover with 2 cups of water and add 2 Tbsp of salt.
•Let this sit for 24 hours, then remove the candles and let them dry before using.
•This works because the salt creates an invisible hard coating on the wax that melts more slowly than the candle itself. Any drips are trapped within.

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Remove Dust From A Wreath

It’s time to hang up your favourite springtime wreath!! Is it looking a little dusty from being stored away? Here’s how to clean it off in seconds:

•Place the wreath in a large paper bag with ½ cup of salt.
•Now shake this.
•The moving grains of salt will knock any dust and debris loose from the wreath.
•Your wreath will now be display-ready.

How To Prevent Splatters When Frying

It is always a pain to have to wipe up fat splatters off your stove after frying. Here’s what can help:

•Add a pinch or two of salt to the cooking oil before you start.
•The tiny granules of salt will weigh down the oil, preventing it from splattering all over the stovetop, the counter or you!

De-grime Your Iron Quickly

You’re just getting ready to iron a favourite blouse when you notice that dreaded brown residue on the plate of your trusty iron! Here’s how to remove it:

•Sprinkle a handful of salt onto a dry cotton towel.
•Make sure the steam setting is off.
•Run the iron over the towel using the highest setting.
•The heat will soften the gunky residue and the coarse salt will rub it off.
•Turn the iron off and let it cool.
•Wipe off the plate with a damp cloth to make sure all the residue comes off.

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