10 creative uses of salt at home you didn't know

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Not just for cooking

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Besides using salt to add flavor to your food, you could also use it for other purposes at home.

Check out these other amazing uses of salt:

1. Cleaning your iron

Plug in your iron and put it at the highest heat level then run it on a dry paper. The stuck residue will fade away. You can read more on how to remove stains from your iron.

2. Preventing fading

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Some colored fabrics shed a lot of color during the first wash. Adding salt to your cleaning water will prevent them fabric from fading.

ALSO READ: 6 warning signs you are eating too much salt

3. Rinsing bananas

Green bananas can be a mess when peeled. To remove the sticky stuff from them, rinse them with salty water.

4. Mouthwash

Salt has antibacterial features and using it to clean your mouth kills any bacteria leaving your mouth fresh.

5. Cleaning your drain

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Sometimes the drainage system gets blocked if neglected for long. To ensure that your drain is function smoothly, clean it with salt and hot water weekly.

6. Sore throat

Troubled by sore throat or tonsillitis? Gargling warm salty water will do wonders.

7. Deodorizing shoes

When worn without socks, some shoes can be smelly. But sprinkling some salt inside every day will give them a fresher scent.

ALSO READ: 6 health risks of taking too much salt

8. Get rid of ants

Sprinkle some salt around the door, the window or anywhere that the ants can access your kitchen.

9. Lipstick on glass

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Lipstick stains on your wine glasses can be hectic to clean even with soap. But salt makes it super easy.

10. Keeping flowers fresh

To make your cut flowers last longer, dip them in cold salty water.

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