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Green Clean Your Home With Salt

February 28, 2011

Cleaning with salt is an inexpensive yet effective method for natural house cleaning. It is a mildly abrasive home cleaner that also kills germs. Here are some ways you can green clean your home with salt:  

  • Use salt to clean up oven drips and food spillovers from the floor of an oven. Sprinkle salt over the spilt food, and then allow the oven to cool down completely. Use a damp cloth or a brush to clean up the spill.
  • Clean drains regularly by boiling a solution of salt and water and pouring it down the drain.  This helps prevent a build up of grease, grime and bacteria.
  • Degrease greasy pans by scouring them with a paper towel and salt. Sprinkle the salt over the grease, set the pan aside for 30 minutes and then wipe up the salt and grease using the paper towel.
  • Get rid of burnt-on food from an enameled pot by filling it with an inch of water, stirring in four tablespoons of salt, then letting this soak overnight. Loosen the burned food the next day by bringing the salty water to a boil.
  • Remove food stains from glassware by rubbing the salt into the stain using a damp sponge. For stubborn stains, soak the glassware for 24 hours in a solution of 1/2 cup salt and 4 cups of vinegar. Wipe off the stain and wash as usual. This is also effective for getting rid of lipstick stains as well.
  • Make a paste of one part salt and one part lemon juice and use this to get rid of mold and mildew from kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
  • To get rid of rust, cut a lemon in half, dip it in salt and rub it over the rusty area. Wipe this off and allow the area to dry. Clean copper with a mixture of salt and vinegar.
  • Remove tea and coffee stains from countertops by rubbing with a soft cloth dipped in a mixture of white vinegar and salt.
  • Polish tarnished silver by spraying the silver item with vinegar, sprinkling salt and then scrubbing with a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly.

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