Tips for your Home and Health

You will find here old or new ingenuous tips. They are what is known as “conventional wisdom”, therefore results of their practical application are your entire responsibility!

TIPS FOR THE KITCHEN

PREVENT BROWNING
Peeled apples, pears and potatoes tend to brown if not used immediately. To prevent that, just soak the pieces in lightly salted cold water.

TO KEEP MILK FRESH
Add a pinch of salt and milk will keep fresh for longer.

TO KEEP SALAD CRISP
Salt leaves immediately before serving.

TO PEEL EGGS EASILY
Cook them in salted water.

TO CLEAN DRIED EGG REMNANTS
Yes, salt adds taste to egg preparations. But it also makes it easier to clean the dishes afterwards! Just sprinkle salt over dishes immediately after eating. Washing will be much easier.

TIPS FOR YOUR HEALTH

RELAX YOUR EYES
Dilute a teaspoon of salt in half a glass of water. Soak cotton pad in this solution and place it over your eyes.

RELIEVE TIRED FEET
Soak your feet in hot water with a handful of salt. Then rinse in cold water.

TREAT MOSQUITO BITES
Soak spot with saltwater then apply salt mixed with larder.

RELIEVE A SORE THROAT
Mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass (200ml) of warm water and use for gargling.

TIPS FOR CLEANING

CLEANING GREASE SPOTS ON RUGS
Try using a solution of one part salt and four parts alcohol. Rub hard but be careful not to spoil the tufts.

CLEANING STAINED CUPS
Rubbing hard with salt will remove tea or coffee stains.

HOLDING ARTIFICAL FLOWERS IN PLACE
An artistic flower arrangement will hold better if you first put salt in a vase and moisten it with cold water, then arrange the flowers. As the salt dries out, it will cake and hold the flowers in place.

CLEANING GREASY FRYING PANS
No matter how greasy, pan will be easily cleaned if you spread salt on it and then wipe with paper.

KEEPING CUT FLOWERS FRESH
A dash of salt in the vase water will keep cut flowers fresh longer.

REMOVING BLOOD STAINS
Soak the stained cloth or garment in cold saltwater. Then laundry in warm water and soap and boil. (Only good for cotton, linen or natural fibers that withstand high temperatures).

KEEPING WEEDS OUT OF YOUR PATIO
Unwanted grass or weeds that grow between the bricks or wooden planks in your patio may be removed by carefully spreading salt and then watering them.

CLEANING FLOWER VASES
To remove the sediments left by the water and flowers, brush with salt. If the sediments are difficult to reach fill the vase with a strong saltwater solution and shake it. Then wash the vase with soap and water.

CLEANING THE PIANO KEYBOARD
Rub a soft cloth imbibed in lemon juice mixed with salt to remove all stains in the keyboard. Whiten marble and ivory surfaces the same way.

BRIGHTENING COLORS 
When colored curtains or washable fiber rugs are washed in a saltwater solution the colors will look much brighter. Briskly rub faded rugs and carpets with a cloth previously dipped in a strong saltwater solution and wrung out.

RESTORING SPONGES
Sponges will come back to life if you soak them in cold saltwater after they are washed.

REMOVING RUST STAINS FROM CLOTHES
Mix salt and lemon juice and moisten the stain. Then let it bleach under the sun for some time.

REMOVING YELLOWING STAINS FROM MARBLE TOPS
Rub surface with a cloth dipped in a mixture of half a glass of lemon juice and salt.

REMOVING THE SMELL OF GAS
and benzine in your hands Just rub them with a little bit of salt.

CLEANING THE STOVE
Mix salt to warm vinegar to clean cooktops and greasy frying pans.

CLEANING FILTER CARTRIDGE
When filter cartridge is covered with muddy slime, just rub it with salt and it will be clean again.

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