Unusual Uses for Salt

Staff Writer
Diamonds might be pretty and durable, but there’s another translucent rock that’s even more valuable to us


We may not devote songs to salt or parade around with big hunks of it on our fingers, but we need it to survive, it makes food a hell of a lot tastier, and it has hundreds — if not thousands — of practical uses. Here are some unusual and surprising household, beauty, and health uses for salt, from cleaning the chimney to brightening your skin. —