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Silverware

If your silverware is tarnished, soak it for 10 minutes in hot water and a handful of coarse salt, rinse and wipe dry.

De-icing

Place two handfuls of salt on a cloth and rub it onto your windshield : the ice melts immediately.

Sink

Pour 1 to 2 litres of boiling brine into your sink (200g of salt per litre of water) to get rid of fat and unpleasant smells.

Flowers

Add a pinch of salt to the water in a vase: your bouquet of cut flowers will fade less quickly.

Ice

A handful of salt in the ice bucket will chill your bottle more quickly.

Furniture

To prevent and get rid of mould on old furniture, place dishes full of salt inside to absorb the humidity.

Dyeing

A long soak in salted water will fix the colour in your clothes.

 

Health & Beauty

Hangover

You wake up with a hangover after a festive evening… a black coffee with salt is a bit of a surprise, but it helps you get going!

Nails

To soften brittle nails, soak them in salted water, morning and evening.

 

Gardening

Garden

To get rid of weeds in your garden, sprinkle them with salt on the morning of a day that’s forecast to be hot.

Slugs

Pour salted water around your lettuce patch to keep slugs away.

 

Cooking

Eels

To remove the skin from an eel, sprinkle it with fine salt and wait 15 minutes; do the same to remove the scales from a fish.

Barbecue

A few pinches of salt in the embers will stir up the fire without creating smoke.

Bottles

To chill the contents of a bottle more quickly, add four or five tablespoonfuls of coarse salt to the ice bucket: the salt will lower the temperature quickly.

Vegetables

To peel certain thin-skinned vegetables (such as potatoes), rub them with coarse salt in a drying cloth.

Oysters

You can serve oysters in a dish on a bed of salt. The result is highly attractive.

Onions

If you find onions difficult to digest, place them in fine salt before using them in your salads.

Eggs

Adding a pinch of salt makes eggs more viscous and easier to beat.