Here are some old folk-law uses for salt. We haven’t tried them all, let us know if they work for you by tweeting us @saltsenseuk
- Keep milk fresh
Want to make your milk last longer? Add a pinch of salt to your bottle and shake well.
- Revive overbrewed coffee
Is your coffee to bitter? Add a pinch of salt to improve the flavour.
- Relieve your sore throat
Dissolve 2 teaspoons of salt with warm water and gargle. A saline solution can draw excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the throat, making them hurt less and it can also remove bacteria and fungi from the throat.
- Peel eggs more easily
To make peeling your hard boiled eggs easier, add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water before boiling.
- Test the freshness of an egg
Place an egg in a cup containing 2 teaspoons of salt and water. A fresh egg will sink and an old one will float.
- Remove stains
After blotting up as much spilled wine as possible, pour salt on top to absorb the excess liquid.
- Eliminate odours
Pour salt in the offending shoes and let them sit overnight. The salt will absorb excess moisture and odour along with it.
- Keep windows frost-free
To keep frost from accumulating on the windows in your home and your car, dip a sponge in salty water and run it over the inside and outside of the glass, then rub dry with a soft cloth.
- Reduce eye puffiness
Mix a pinch of salt in hot water and applying it to puffy, swollen areas around your eyes with a cotton pad. The salt will help draw out the moisture and tighten the skin.
- Give your skin a glow
Massage a mixture of salt and olive oil into your skin in circular motions, leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off. The massage increases circulation to your skin, the olive oil moisturises and the salt buffs away dead skin cells.