Make a Salt Light

How about a mood light of the salty variety? Danny made this one by drilling a hole into the side of an old salad bowl and threading a lamp cord (IKEA Hemma) into it. Then it was just a matter of heaping rock salt over the whole sha-bang. No word on the bulb’s wattage, but I’m guessing it’s on the low side. 

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46 New Uses for Salt

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Back in the day, salt held the same value as gold. It’s no wonder civilizations waged war over it. Of course now we can find a container of Morton’s at any grocery store, quick mart or pharmacy for a few cents, which is good, considering all the cool things this versatile substance can do.  Here’s just a few of the things you can do with it around the house:

In the kitchen:

  • Test egg freshness
  • Remove odors from hands

In the bathroom:

  • Clean your teeth
  • Use it as an exfoliant 

Here and there:

  • Keep candles from dripping
  • Repair walls

On cleaning day:

  • Clean sink drains
  • Remove water rings

On laundry day:

  • Remove blood stains
  • Set colors

To see how to implement these and 36 other tips, follow this link. Continue Reading

Keep Your ‘Fridge Fresh with Salt-Packed Citrus Peels.

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Um…the fridge funk. Everyone gets it, no one wants it, and that box of baking soda your grandma (and I) told you to keep in there doesn’t always kill it entirely.

As a fresh alternative, Paulina sent in this idea to TipNut: simply cut the fruit out of an orange (lemon, lime, tangelo, what have you) and fill the rind with salt. “The salt absorbs stale and nasty odors while the [orange peel’ releases a
fresh, orange smell.”

I’ma going to try to it tomorrow with my morning grapefruit. Continue Reading

Better Options to De-Ice Your Driveway and Sidewalks.

This article claims to offer a bunch of environmentally-sound methods of de-icing sidewalks. However, most of their tips are directed more at removing ice from your window (though they are good tips for doing so).

Luckily, the folks in the comments section offer great green ideas that seem much more fun than shoveling at six a.m.

  • Pure urea fertilizer
  • Fire place ash
  • Baking soda on steps and walkways
  • Just add sand for traction
  • Ground leaves from the compost bin
  • “Darker” recipes of kitty litter

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15 Household Uses for Table Salt.

“Thousands of years ago salt was a valuable commodity and was used in place of money. Salt was given to the parents of the groom until the 8th century and by the 12th century it was sold for it's weight in gold. Salt has been used for many things through the years and in many ways but in our day we know it mostly for it's ability to enhance the flavor of our food.”

  • Discern a fresh egg.
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