The most important of salt's many uses were industrial such as manufacturing steel, aluminum, rubber tires, soap and ceramics.
Below are a list of some of salt's many house-hold uses.
- Clean burned on food from stove tops by sprinkling with a mixture of cinnamon and salt then wipe it off. This mixture improves the burnt smell while cleaning away the burnt on food.
- Get rid of excess grease in roasting pans by sprinkling with salt first let sit for a few minutes then wipe with damp sponge, and wash as usual.
- 1/2 C salt and 1/2 C baking soda can help dislodge clogs from drains.
- Salt helps to remove tarnish on silverware. Just rub pieces with salt and a soft cloth then hand wash with warm water and dish soap.
- Sprinkle salt in thermoses or other closed plastic containers to help absorb odors.
- To prevent dripping on new candles soak in salt slution of 1/2 C sa;t and 1/2 C water let candles dry and then burn as usual.
- You can remove rust with a mixture of lemon juice and salt. Make it into past apply and rub dry with soft cloth.
- Remove stains from laundry by apply a salt and water paste.
- Prevent mildew from growing on shower curtains by soaking in solution of 1/2 C of salt.
- Burn your tongue...rinse your mouth every few hours with 8 oz. water and 1/2 tsp. salt . Same will work for abscess only increase salt to 1 oz and use 4 oz. of water.
- Soak poison oak and poison ivy rash in warm salt water to speed recovery.
- Salt was used as a preservative.
Salt is even mentioned in the bible several times;
'Every grain offering of yours, moreover, you shall season with salt, so that the salt of the covenant of your God shall not be lacking from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt.
2 Chronicles 13:5
Ought ye not to know that Jehovah, the God of Israel, gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?