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Old 11-21-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Uses for Salt

Picked this little list up on another site.

* Test for rotten eggs. Put an egg in a cup of water to which you've added two teaspoons of salt. A fresh egg will sink, but one that's iffy will float.

* Repel fleas. Wash the doghouse with it.

* Soothe a bee sting. Wet the sting right away, then cover it with salt.

* Keep radishes safe in the garden. Salt worms (cutworms) will be repelled if you sprinkle seeds with table salt, then cover with dirt.

* Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.

*Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces room temperature water. Draw mixture into a nose dropper, and inhale liquid through your nostrils. Repeat several times for each nostril, using 2 or 3 drops of the solution each time. When you are through, blow your nose until no discharge remains

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* Rinse a sore eye with a little salt water

*Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash. Use it hot for a sore throat gargle

* Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn

* Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added

* Use equal parts of salt and baking soda for brushing your teeth.

*A sal****er soak can do wonders for that special mosquito-bite itch -- a poultice of salt mixed with olive oil can help too.

*Deter ants. Sprinkle salt at doorways, window sills, and anywhere else ants sneak into your house. Ants don't like to walk on salt.

*Kill poison ivy. Mix three pounds of salt with a gallon of soapy water (use a gentle dish soap) and apply to leaves and stems with a sprayer, avoiding any plant life that you want to keep.

* Keep chicken or turkey moist. Rub salt in the cavity of the bird before cooking.

*To remove bloodstains from material, sprinkle with salt and rinse with cold water!

*Apply salt to a cut to draw out infection and promote healing (better still take medical advice)!

*Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces room temperature water. Draw mixture into a nose dropper, and inhale liquid through your nostrils. Repeat several times for each nostril, using 2 or 3 drops of the solution each time. When you are through, blow your nose until no discharge remains
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Very cool! Not sure about the salty milk though. Sounds pretty nasty!
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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Can also be used as a preservative on jerked meat (jerky).
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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Also helps with fresh cuts, scrapes and abrasions......
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #5
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Poured on doorways and window sills, it'll keep spirits out too.
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You can use it to degas your crucible full of molten aluminum too! Salt is awesome!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:14 AM   #7
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One thing I'm glad I didn't see on the list is rehydration. It is not a wise idea to use this very old school method of some salt in water and drink to help rehydrate you. It works but the problem is the sodium helps raise your blood pressure making thins possibly worse and no other electrolytes are replaced with this method. Use actual rehydration salts for this as the added electrolytes actually help.
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Its good when you sprinkle on Corn as well as French Fries!!!!

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