Salt of the Earth

Salt has so many other uses around the home, other than a flavor enhancer!  It can be used for cleaning, fighting inflammation, and even keeping pests away.  So make sure to keep some on hand!!

These tips were found on The Frugal Navy Wife’s Blog:

Keep soot from building up

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, you can keep soot from building up in your chimney by tossing some salt on the logs.

Helps to Get Rid of Watermarks 

Remove watermarks from your tables and furniture by using a mixture of warm water and salt. Just allow it to sit for a few minutes and wipe clean.

Add a Shine to Your Coin Collection  

Get your copper shining again with a paste of salt and vinegar. Just rub gently on the bottom of your copper pans to remove stuck-on soot and tarnish. Works great on brass, pewter, and bronze as well. Do not use on silver, however.

Quickly Removes Soap Suds

Pour salt onto overflowing suds in the sink or washing machine.

Abrasive Cleaner

Make a great abrasive cleaner by making a paste of salt, borax, and water. Don’t use on finished wood or painted surfaces, though, as this will get your troublesome areas clean. Works great on rust rings in the tub.

Helps to Brighten Your Clothing  

Speaking of washing machines, add salt to your washing machine’s rinse cycle to brighten colors and sharpen them.

Water Your Plants

Mix a couple of teaspoons with a gallon of warm water. Water your plants with this mixture once a month or so. They need salt, too, just like we do, and will grow much stronger and healthier.

Removes the Buildup on Your Clothes Iron  

Clean your iron with salt. Just sprinkle some on your ironing board and it will take the buildup right off. Alternatively, you can make a paste from vinegar, baking soda, and salt. Just rub on when your iron is cool and wipe off with a warm, wet cloth.

Reinvigorates Your Sponges 

Make your sponges come back to life by soaking in a solution of ¼ cup salt per quart of warm water. Soak overnight and your grungy mops and sponges are almost as good as new!

Keep Frost Off Your Car Windows  

This winter, keep your mirrors and windows frost-free by wiping them with a sponge dipped in saltwater and allowing them to dry. It’s convenient when you need to head out in the morning and don’t want to worry about dealing with frost on the car windows.

Deters Ants and Other Pests  

Keep pests at bay. Ants hate salt and will be discouraged from crossing the line if you put a line of salt in the doorway. If you’re spotting them in your home, you know what to do! Salt is a safer alternative to toxic pest control products that can harm your pets.

Neutralizes Odor

Garbage disposal smelling less than nice? Just sprinkle ½ cup salt down the drain and run some cold water. The salt will neutralize any odors and help get rid of anything that is stuck and causing them to smell. Salt also works to remove odors from sneakers. Sprinkle salt in the shoes, and wait 24 hours for the salt to absorb the odors and then shake the salt out.

Aleve a Toothache 

Rinse with it when you have a toothache. If your tooth is bothering you and you can’t get to the dentist right away, rinse your mouth with a cup full of warm water and a teaspoon of salt. It works to naturally relieve discomfort while treating inflammation.

Soak Your Sore Feet

Use it in a foot soak when dealing with ingrown toenails or inflammation. You can fill a basin with warm water, add your favorite essential oils, and then toss two tablespoons of salt into the water. Soak your feet for at least 15 minutes per day to get relief.

Clears Up Irritated Skin Including Eczema

Treat eczema with salt. You can add it to a bathtub full of warm water and then soak in it for at least 15 minutes. Its natural healing properties allow it to work wonders at clearing up the irritation and inflammation on your skin.

Help Clean Your Cutting Board

Use it to clean your cutting board. If you have a stained cutting board, sprinkling salt over it and then scrubbing away at it with dish soap will help you get it as clean as possible with less effort.

Brings Relief to a Sore Throat

Gargle with warm water and salt to soothe an aching sore throat. When you need relief, but nothing is helping, this old-fashioned approach can work wonders. It helps to clear up the infection, ultimately allowing you to get relief from the pain.

Brings Some Relief to Poison Ivy 

Get rid of poison ivy with salt. If you have poison ivy on your skin, soak some cotton balls in warm water mixed with salt and then place them on the irritated areas of your skin. It provides soothing relief and speeds up the healing process.

Helps You Remove Mold Easier 

Get rid of mold using a combo of lemon juice and salt. Add a ½ cup of lemon juice to a bowl with a tablespoon of salt, mix well, and then pour it over any mold spots. Place cotton balls on top and leave them there for 30-60 minutes before removing and wiping away the mold.

Freshen Your Toothbrush

Add it to your toothbrush to get rid of stains. After putting the toothpaste on your toothbrush, sprinkle a pinch of salt on top and gently brush your teeth. It helps remove those unwanted surface stains that often develop from coffee, soda, and other beverages and foods consumed.

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  1. Entire Article @ Emerald Robinson:

    “On Monday, I published an exclusive excerpt on Substack: the eyewitness account of a certified GOP poll watcher who witnessed the 2020 election steal in Pennsylvania. That was the first chapter from a new book called The Parallel Election by Leah Hoopes and Gregory Stenstrom.

    The major news today is that The Parallel Election has effectively been banned three days after publication — because it’s been pulled from the market by the distributor. Why did the book distributor pull the book — you ask? The book distributor received one letter from a concerned party about the contents of the book — and the letter was not a legal notice or a court order of any kind. In effect, one person complained about the book — so the book distributor pulled it from the market.

    Here’s the press release from the book publisher.

    That’s an unprecedented action by a book distributor in the United States. It sets the most dangerous precedent for free speech imaginable — any complaint can be used to halt the printed distribution of information in America that the U.S. government doesn’t like.

    That cannot be allowed to happen. To buy a copy of the The Parallel Election directly from the publisher, click here. Don’t forget to share the first chapters with your friends and family too.

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  2. I’m not sure if this link will work since it is an e-mail link….I get a weekly round-up from them.

    EXCERPT: “The day after the CDC decided to declare a truce in the war on Covid, the twenty somethings running Twitter still haven’t gotten the message. They are on the warpath at the behest of government.

    For the first time, Twitter took after Brownstone Institute for an article by a scientist. In this remarkable piece, Carla Peeters explains that most of the symptoms of long Covid can be traced to poisoning from masks themselves. The article is technical but compelling…and Twitter has decided that it should not be seen.

    It’s bizarre because Brownstone has probably run 40 articles on the topic, including the definitive list of academic studies cited the world over. So it goes, but from the beginning we knew this would be a threat. We’ve already decentralized to build a presence on every other major platform. We’ve also unplugged from the big three as much as possible. We’ve even eschewed Google’s freebies as a way of protecting your privacy.

    One war seems to end just as so many others have begun. We always knew that this was fundamentally about the Bill of Rights. Some people don’t like it. It’s as simple as that.

    Thank you as always for supporting our work.

    Here is some content from this week.”

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  3. butterfly bringing more of trump truth social stuff

    bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎ULTRA MAGA😎Online
    August 12, 2022 14:53

    Donald J. Trump


    Number one, it was all declassified. Number two, they didn’t need to “seize” anything. They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago. It was in secured storage, with an additional lock put on as per their request…


    Aug 12, 2022, 13:19

    Donald J. Trump


    …They could have had it anytime they wanted—and that includes LONG ago. ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS ASK. The bigger problem is, what are they going to do with the 33 million pages of documents, many of which are classified, that President Obama took to Chicago?


    Aug 12, 2022, 13:19

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      1. FJB…Yes, it is gorgeous!! I always wonder how the workman responsible for such remarkable edifices managed to hang on cliffs, carry stone, etc, when building. I’m thinking men lost their lives in such labor.
        Truly amazing: all done by hands and strong backs.

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  5. EXCERPT: “Public health officials expected this “pandemic hangover” to dissipate by 2021, but instead, the change in parents’ vaccine-seeking behavior for their kids persisted. Internationally, 6 million fewer children worldwide got at least one dose of DTP vaccine in 2021 versus 2019, causing the head of UNICEF to lament “the largest sustained drop in childhood immunization in a generation.” And in the Philippines — where the president threatened to jail COVID-19 vaccine refusers — 2021’s percentage of children receiving a first DTP dose was just 57% versus 92% a decade previously.

    Stateside, Washington State reported flu shot uptake in children under age 5 was down by around 25% in November 2021, compared to the two previous flu seasons. And Michigan’s state registry for March 2022 showed that 24% fewer toddlers “were considered vaccinated” compared to March 2020.

    When Michigan compared its 2020 vaccination data against the 2016-2019 period, it found vaccination coverage had declined in “all milestone age cohorts, except for birth-dose hepatitis B coverage.” At this juncture, state officials are openly speculating that COVID-19 shots — thus far rejected by the parents of 97% of under-5-year-olds — are the reason parents are increasingly ambivalent about childhood vaccination more generally.

    Referring to this “spillover doubt,” a Michigander public health spokesperson said parents who once accepted childhood vaccination without question are now saying, “Wait a minute. Do I really need these vaccines?” and asking, “How are these vaccines made?”

    According to another Michigan official, “vaccination” — the “V-word” — has become a “trigger word” for irate parents who believe government not only overstepped its authority during COVID-19 but is fraudulently pushing unsafe vaccines on their little ones.”

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              1. finally found where i saw it…jack posobeic

                All crimes carry prison time.🙄

                Jack Posobiec

                The warrant shows the Biden DOJ is investigating Trump for removal or destruction of records, obstruction of an investigation, and violating the Espionage Act
                A grand jury has been empaneled in DC


                Aug 12, 2022, 14:48

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              2. it gets weirder…
                Kash Patel says the GSA boxed up the documents and shipped them to POTUS…amd they have admitted such…so if there’s stuff in there that shouldn’t be, it is not POTUS’s fault…

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              3. I know – I’ve read that on several sites…they’ve also had access to all of them for months…..🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ – this is why I say none of this makes any sense.

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  6. The Bee:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With many Americans up in arms over the unprecedented raid of former President Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago by the FBI, Attorney General Garland released a statement to assure everyone the raid was completely justified. Eyewitnesses noted he looked unusually fetching in an elegant Dolce & Gabbana evening gown and a Dior sun hat.

    “We wouldn’t raid Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate or Melania’s wardrobe unless it was absolutely, 100% necessary,” said Garland. “I resent any accusation that this raid was influenced by partisan politics or my insatiable desire to wear pretty designer dresses.” The Attorney General then did a little spin in his purple gown as the press gasped with delight.

    FBI Director Christopher Wray echoed the statement as he strode up to the Hoover Building in a dazzling pair of diamond-encrusted Alexander McQueen stilettos. “The men and women of the FBI are paragons of unassailable integrity and impartiality, and any suggestion otherwise is murderous treason,” he said. Several news outlets present also noted the delicious smell of Chanel No.5 in the air.

    At publishing time, Trump took to Truth Social to announce that all his golf clubs were also missing.”

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    1. NEW YORK, NY — After 20 years at CNN, Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin has decided to part ways with the news organization to expose himself to new audiences.

      “CNN has been good to me, but after 20 years, it’s time for me to beat it,” said Toobin in his final broadcast with the company. “This has been a time of growth for me, but it’s time to stretch myself even further and practice some self-love. My time at CNN has truly been a pleasure.”

      As Toobin completed his touching sendoff, his CNN comrades gathered around to offer their best wishes. “What a happy ending!” he exclaimed.

      Speculation abounds as to which opportunity Toobin will grab next after his release from CNN, but several rumors suggested he’s been picked up by The Daily Wire.

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    2. LAS VEGAS, NV — The FBI raided the home of Nicholas Cage in the early morning hours Friday after an anonymous tip that he had stolen the Declaration of Independence.

      “I assure you, this tip was reliable and corroborated by at least two Disney movies,” said Merrick Garland in a statement after the raid. “We have good reason to believe that the Declaration in the National Archives is a fake and that Mr. Cage has been in possession of the true original for years.”

      According to sources, FBI agents confiscated 12 boxes of documents, a pair of golden 1911 pistols used in the movie Face Off, and 13,000 copies of the Con Air DVD. “We also confiscated an illegal Koala, a boa constrictor, and 2 baby tigers,” said the regional bureau chief. “It was a gold mine.”

      Mr. Cage claims he’s being unfairly persecuted, that law enforcement has always had it out for him and that the movie National Treasure is just a fictional movie. “I didn’t actually steal the Declaration in real life, you morons!” he shouted.

      AG Garland dismissed Cage’s statement as a “disgusting and deplorable” smear of law enforcement and then invited the press to a screening of Con Air at his house.

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    3. MAR-A-LAGO, FL — New reports from Mar-a-Lago indicate that during Monday’s raid, FBI agents searching the house ran quickly to see the safe only to find it empty with an angel of the Lord standing beside it. According to eyewitnesses, the FBI agents trembled and became as dead men.

      “Do not be afraid!” began the glowing angel, gesturing to the open and empty vault. “I know that you seek the classified documents taken by Trump. But behold! The Documents you seek are not here!”

      The agents drew their weapons and fired on the angel, but the bullets passed through the celestial being, striking the wall behind.

      “Now, go!” the angel continued. “Tell your boss, Director Wray, that the documents are not here, just as Trump said.”

      Trump responded to the incident, saying: “Low-IQ FBI agents searched my house and didn’t find anything! Pathetic witch hunt! And they talked to my angel. Well, one of my angels. I have so many angels. All the best angels.”

      The FBI reported the incident to the FBI Director and Attorney General, who paid the agents to keep silent on the matter and instead tell everyone that Trump’s disciples came by night and stole the documents while everyone slept.

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  7. One more from The Bee:

    SANTA MONICA, CA — Activision Blizzard introduced the world to its latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, entitled Call of Duty: IRS Auditor. Developed by Treyarch Studios, IRS Auditor will take gamers on an epic adventure full of national warfare, political intrigue, and violent accounting.

    “This isn’t your father’s Call of Duty,” said Activision Blizzard CEO Roberto Activision. “No one is safe from the will of the Internal Revenue Service. IRS Auditor will scare you to death with a single-player campaign that hits too close to home.”

    “You can count on it!” he added, repeating the game’s tagline.

    In a first for the series, the game takes place in an open-world environment where players must go door-to-door forcibly auditing family homes. As you gain experience you can outfit your agent with new calculators and weapons as you work toward tackling more dangerous assignments like auditing the estate of Nicolas Cage or Donald Trump.

    “IRS Agents are among the most dangerous and secretive in the world so we had to find fun new ways to tweak the classic Call of Duty formula by adding cool IRS-specific mechanics,” said Lead Designer Ron Figuredo. “For example, players will be able to intentionally lose important tax documents in order to go after political opponents. But careful! If you overexcite the news media you’ll have to lay low for a while.”

    The game’s multiplayer mode will feel familiar to fans of the series, though with some thematic license. Players will join one of two teams — IRS or Taxpayers — and duke it out in deadly 32-player matches. New killstreaks have been added that allow players to fill out paperwork to track their enemies or deploy a massive audit that immediately ends the match.

    IRS Auditor is slated to launch in Fall 2023 with 23 multiplayer maps, including a brand-new map called “Mar-a-Lago.” A bonus copy of Quicken will be included for pre-orders.

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  8. I am adding a short daily prayer to the board. I would invite each of you, if you wish, to also add one or maybe two of your own liking. I do not want to stifle anyone but please limit yourself to one or two religious postings. here’s one I found that I liked.


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  10. tcth
    August 12, 2022 6:12 pm

    Rep. Scott Perry had his phone seized. Today on the Capitol steps , reporters asked him if he thought FIB’s were acting in ‘ good faith ‘.

    He said : ” Ask Mike Flynn ”


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      1. Filly you would have loved it. My neighbors horses did some exploring today and came to the fence. The puppy and the horses sniffed each other like always.
        Both horses got a few apple slices.

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