…but if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made to restore sponges again?

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.

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