Spreading Salt round Your House

You may have already noticed that there are different forms of salt and also different colors. Here is a clarification on 4 varieties of salt.

1) Refined salt
Also known as table salt, refined salt is the most common and is characterized by its fine texture and white color due to the refinement process. Certain additives are added to it during the refinement in order to prevent small piles from forming again.

2) Himalayan pink salt
Its very distinctive color comes from the iron oxide in the mine from which it is harvested and its texture is in the form of a small rock (like a tiny pebble).

3) Sea salt
Sea salt is extracted from the evaporation of water and is usually crystallized in structure with a translucent white color. It also contains minerals such as magnesium.

4) Celtic salt
After the refining process, this salt has a wet texture and is somewhat gray in color. Like sea salt, it is collected after evaporation of water but it comes from a particular region of France. Compared to other salts, Celtic salt is generally higher in iron and lower in sodium, which is especially good if you're trying to limit your salt intake.

Apart from its use as a condiment to spice up dishes, salt can be used in different ways.

Salt is useful for house cleaning
Salt does not contain any chemicals, but it has incredible disinfectant properties. To clean your floors, you can add half a cup of salt to the water you use. Your ceramic tiles will no longer get dirty as quickly, and your floors will be shinier.

Salt helps you keep ants away from home
To get rid of ants, sprinkle salt on window sills or any other ant-infested area. Salt lowers the humidity level in the house and thus repels ants. To avoid an invasion of these little beasts, store your food in airtight glass or plastic containers.