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5 Surprising Uses For Sea Salt Around The Home

Make the most of this wonder condiment with these ideas

Photography: Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

We’ve talked about the benefits of vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda several times before, but little do we know, there’s another kitchen staple that deserves a lot of credit—sea salt. While its table version can be used to treat mouth sores or an aching throat, its mineral-based counterpart can be very useful around the home. Check out these simple yet effective cleaning solutions: 

1. Do you have clogged drains or pipes? Whip up a mixture of equal parts sea salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a big pot of boiling water. Pour it down the drain and let it work its magic for about an hour. Finish off by rinsing with cool water. 

2. For deep cleaning pots and pans, all you need to do is cut a fairly large potato in half, dip it in sea salt and scrub away. The moisture from the potato will protect your kitchenware from scratches while the coarse salt can remove all the build-up smoothly.

3. You can clean stained cups with sea salt, too! Mix it with a dollop of dish soap to make a soft scrub that can take off the most stubborn coffee and tea residue.

4. Deodorize your refrigerator by mixing one part sea salt with two parts soda water, and using the solution to wipe out the fridge shelves. This is a great way to keep chemical cleaners away from your food! 

5. Skip the laundry scent boosters you often see in stores by making your own! Combine two cups of sea salt with 30 drops of your favorite essential oil and leave it to dry. To use it, sprinkle some with your last rinse in the wash for sweet-smelling clothes. 

PHOTOS: Vincent Coscolluela (Main) | Marc Jao | Jun Pinzon

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