I hate using chemicals in the house. Bad for the world, bad for my skin, bad for my lungs... Here are some basics that I love - I'd love to hear yours!
- Deodorise and remove stains from wooden cupboards by rubbing them with salt and a lemon wedge. Brush salt away and let dry. Same goes for your butcher block!
- Salt can be a great cleaner for cast iron pans. Sprinkle salt around and then wipe clean. You can even do this instead of washing it in water, It helps protect the surface and makes it behave more like a non-stick pan.
- Chill a bottle of champagne or wine faster by layering the bucket in salt and ice.
- Salt is great for cleaning red wine from materials - like carpets! Which happens to us quite often.. Cover the stain with a pile of table salt, make sure there’s a nice pile of salt on the stain. Let the salt sit overnight so it will absorb the red wine from the carpet. The next day, vacuum the remaining salt away. Using a sponge, dab a mixture of hand dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon white vinegar with two cups warm water until stain disappears; rinse and blot.
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