Equestrian Uses of Himalayan Rock Salt
Himalayan Rock Salt is a naturally pure and nutritious salt imported from the Himalayan Mountains. The salt is crystallized, mineral-rich sea water that became trapped in the mountains over 200 million years ago and has been preserved from pollution by nature.
Himalayan Salt Licks are 100% Natural Crystal Salt, which is as pure and unpolluted today as it was millions of years ago.
The salt contains up to 84 minerals and trace elements and they are extremely beneficial for the growth and overall health of all farm animals, big game animals and pets. The all-natural Himalayan salt on a rope contains minerals essential to horse health. Among the minerals are:
Calcium — promotes strong bones and muscular strength
Magnesium — provides relief from tired and aching bones
Potassium, iron and copper — promote blood and heart health
Horses have to drink enough water to maintain health and avoid the hazards of colic. The salt is of great assistance in this area of health and nutrition. Our Himalayan Rock Salt licks are ideal for horses that are stalled or are simply unwilling to drink as much water as needed. The additional water consumed by the horse will help cleanse any toxins and aid in prevention of any digestive problems.
The Himalayan salt is resistant to rain and will only disintegrate through consumption, therefore eliminating waste. Do protect rock from flood conditions to avoid excessive loss. These Rock Salt lick products cannot be bitten, allowing them to last longer than processed salts and mineral bricks.
There are over 14,000 uses for salt, but with the introduction of 20th century chemicals and cleansers, many of the more common uses have become forgotten or outdated. However, as we all grow more concerned for the economy as well as the environment, some of the forgotten “old-fashioned” uses for salt are making a comeback. Below are examples of a few inexpensive, environmentally-friendly uses for salt that will help solve some of the household problems we encounter every day.
Rock Salt in the Kitchen
- Salt added to water makes the water boil at a higher temperature, thus reducing cooking time.
- Boiling eggs in slated water makes eggs peel easier.
- Apples dropped in cold, lightly salted water as they are peeled will retain their color
- Salting salads immediately before serving will keep them crisp.
- Salt tossed on a grease fire on the stove will smother the flames.
- To remove tarnish from silverware rub tarnish with salt before washing.
- Remove stains on copper pans by salting area and scouring with a cloth soaked in vinegar.
- Remove onion odors from hands by rubbing fingers with salt moistened with vinegar.
- Remove tea or coffee stain in cups by rubbing stains with salt.
- Prevent mold on cheese by rubbing stains wrapping it in a cloth dampened with saltwater before refrigerating.
- Cut back on sugar by adding a little salt to homemade cranberry or applesauce.
- To prevent grease from splashing out of a frying pan, sprinkle a little salt into it.
- To cool pudding faster, set its container in salt water.
- To remove insects, dirt, and other impurities from your garden vegetables, soak them in salt water.
Himalayan Rock Salt for Cleaning
- Clean brass by mixing equal parts of salt, flour and vinegar to make a paste, rub the paste on the brass item, leave on for an hour or so, then clean with a soft cloth or brush and buff with a dry cloth.
- Clean grease spots on rugs by mixing a solution of one part salt and four parts alcohol and rubbing hard.
- Extend the life of a new broom by soaking in hot saltwater before its first use.
- Remove white rings left on table by wet glasses or dishes by rubbing a thing paste of salad oil and salt on the spot with your fingers, let stand for an hour and wipe off.
- Fix a sticking iron by sprinkling salt on a piece of paper and running the hot iron over it to remove rough, sticky spots.
- Whiten stained enamel bathtubs and sinks by rubbing a solution of salt and turpentine into them.
- Brighten silver by rubbing it with salt.
- To clean marble table tops, mantels, counters, etc., create a solution of equal parts salt and pumice. Add enough water to make them adhere to each other.
- To remove deposits inside flower vases rub deposit with salt, or put a strong salt solution in the vase and shake, then wash with soap and water.
- Remove perspiration stains from clothing by rubbing them with salt.
- To remove blood stains from clothing, soak the item in salt water, wash it in warm, soapy water, and then boil it.
- To prevent colors from running when washing hand-washable fabric, add salt to the water.
- To get ants to leave the house, sprinkle table salt over the floors and shelves.
- Clean the windshield of your car with a solution of one ounce water, two ounces glycerin, and about a teaspoon of salt.
Salt for Health and Beauty
- For sore throats, gargle with a mixture of ½ teaspoon of salt in an 8 ounce glass of warm water.
- To clean teeth, mix one part pulverized salt to two parts baking soda.
- To relieve tired feet, soak aching feet in warm water to which a handful of salt has been added.
- To relieve bee stings, immediately wet the spot and cover with salt to relieve the pain.
- To treat poison ivy, soak exposed part in hot saltwater.
Miscellaneous Household Uses of Rock Salt
- Drip-proof candles by soaking new candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours, then drying them well.
- Remove soot in the chimney by occasionally throwing a handful of salt on the flames in your fireplace.
- Keep cut flowers fresh by adding a dash of salt to the water in a flower vase.
- De-ice sidewalks and driveways by lightly sprinkling rock salt on them.
- Kill weeds and grass by sprinkling salt into the crevices of your driveway or pavement.