by Katie Marx
Salt is a fantastic stain remover; soak or dab stained fabrics (including rugs and drapes) in cold saltwater to pull out stains like wine and blood. It can also remove sweatstains and the lingering odor of sweat in workout clothes; add salt to your detergent to keep your clothes fresh and bright…..
Salt is an extremely abundant mineral. You might think of it primarily as that thing on the dinner table you use to add some flavor to your food, and it’s certainly useful for that, but the uses of salt extend far beyond that; there’s a reason the Romans prized it so much that soldiers were paid in it. (Well, also, salt was harder to extract for the Romans, so it was worth a lot more.)