Home Remedies using Salt in the Bathroom

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Bathrooms can get filthy, grimy, mildewed and smelly, but with the help of a frequently used product in your household – you can easily solve the most common of issues. Salt makes an ideal cleaning agent. You can use it by itself or mixed with other substances, such as baking soda, lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide. The home remedies using salt in the bathroom will save you a lot of money when you don’t have to buy cleansers and scrubbing products for your sink, tile and tub.

Bathroom Salt Home Remedies

When your bathroom tile looks less than desirable and the bathtub could use a little tender loving care – salt can help. You can also use the substance to help you complete some of the everyday primping and body care that goes on in the bathroom. Just when you thought you heard it all, there’s another bathroom home remedy using salt that pops up. For some that may help you right now, consider the following:

a) Treat Chrome Fixtures:

To clean your chrome bathroom fixtures, dampen a soft cloth with white vinegar. Wring out the excess, and then wipe the chrome faucet thoroughly to remove any stains or water spots. Dry the chrome faucet using a dry, clean cloth. Create a mixture of two teaspoons of salt and one teaspoon of white vinegar that is added to a bowl. Stir the mixture, and then use a cloth or soft-bristled toothbrush to apply the remedy to the faucet. Scrub away the mineral buildup and wipe clean with a damp cloth to remove any lingering residue.

b) Unclog Drain [1]:

The residue that comes from shampoo and soap can gather in a bathtub drain – causing it to become clogged. You can dissolve the contents causing you problems with a mixture of one cup of salt, one cup baking soda, and ½ cup white vinegar. Pour the remedy down the drain, and wait 10 minutes before pouring ½ gallon of boiling water down the drain. You may need to run your hot tap water until the drain flows freely.

c) Clean Spotted Tub Enamel:

To get rid of yellow spots that appear on enamel bathtub or sinks, you can clean with a mixture of equal parts of salt and turpentine. Use rubber gloves when following this remedy, and don’t forget to rinse well after using.

d) Loosen Dandruff for Removal:

You can scrub out dandruff before shampooing your hair by shaking ordinary table salt over your dry scalp. Work the salt through your hair – administering a massage to your scalp at the same time. This remedy will loosen dandruff so that it is ready to be removed when you wash your hair.

e) Skin Conditioner:

Dissolve one cup of table salt in your tub, and then sit in for a soak. In the end, you will find your skin noticeably softer.

f) Exfoliating Rubdown:

To free your skin of dead skin particles and boost your circulation, try massaging your body with dry salt after taking a shower or bath. Follow this remedy while your skin is still damp.

g) Fresher Breath:

Save yourself a bit of money. To enjoy fresher breath without purchasing the next best thing, add one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 cup of water. Rinse and gargle.

h) Clean Glass Shower Door [2]:

To remove the film that can accumulate on a glass shower door, spray with vinegar and then wait a few minutes. Then, apply a paste made out of equal parts of baking soda and salt using a damp sponge. Rub the paste all over the door, and then rinse well.


[1] Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things by Reader’s Digest; pg. 288.
[2] Five Minute Fixes by Reader’s Digest; pg. 38-9.