did you know there are more than 14,000 uses for salt other than making food taste salty? the salt institute reports some of them:
Invigorating goldfish – Occasionally add one teaspoon of salt to a quart of fresh water at room temperature and put your goldfish in for about 15 minutes. Then return them to their tank. The salt swim makes them healthier.
Deodorizing shoes – Sprinkling a little salt in canvas shoes occasionally will take up the moisture and help remove odors.
Removing tattoos -CAUTION-This is a medical procedure that can be done only by a physician. It is called salabrasion and requires several treatments by rubbing salt on the tattoo.
Healing is required between treatments, but there is virtually no scarring.
Color-matching nylons – Good nylons that don’t have a match can be made the same color by boiling them a few minutes in a pan of lightly salted water.
Restoring sponges – Give sponges new life by soaking them in cold saltwater after they are washed.
Keeping milk fresh – Adding a pinch of salt to milk will keep it fresh longer.
Peeling eggs – Boiling eggs in salted water will make eggs peel easily.