Little Know Uses for Salt

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Little Know Uses for Salt
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 5:36am
Wrap cheese in a cloth dampened with salt water before refrigerating to protect against mold.

Add a pinch to coffee grounds before brewing coffee to enhance flavor

Remove rust stains from clothing by rubbing a paste of equal parts salt and vinegar into the stain, letting stand for 30 minutes, then washing as usual.

Keep ants away by spreading a thin line of salt across any entry they use - they will not cross it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Sat, 04-05-2003 - 6:29am
Let's not forget that salt is "death" to slugs when put around the boarders to your gardens, and house. If you see one, just a good sprinkling onto it's slimy body turns it into an even slimier mess, but a dead one.

I've also heard people putting a bit into beer for some reason too...not sure what it does, as I'm a tea-totler myself.

Two ideas for two cents....see, not worth it was it?


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 6:12am
Here's a salt tip--watch out where you stick an oil well! I liked your salt posts so much I had to share this link. It's a very strange but true story, just ask GeeGee, CL of ABC board, she was there and had friends and family in the disaster!

enjoy! k-roni