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By Laura B. Starr.
"SaUV said the smsill boy, "is what
makes" victuals bad' when you "don't
put it on." . v :
' Thisds a truthful statement as far
as it goes, but there are-many other
things besides' "victuals" that are
"bad" if salt isn't used.
Salt is a universal household rem
edy. For instance, you may econo
mize and use -salt instead of tooth
powder and have whiter and better
preserved teeth than if you used-the
"very best" dentifrice. Try it and
see what a nice, clean taste it leaves
in your jnouth.
Salt baths are most invigorating.
When not a the seashore, sea-salt
may be used in the ordinary tub.
Delicate women often suffer from
changing a day dress to an evening
frock; colds are apt to follow, some
times with serious results. These may
be avoided' if the throat, chest and
arms are vigorously rubbed with a
coarse towel wrung out of strong
brine. The rubbing must be so vig
orous that the skin is in a perfect
Some women prefer the dry salt
towels; these are prepared by letting
towels lie in a strong salt solution
until thoroughly 'saturated and then
drying them. Several of these may
be prepared at a time, which will
greatly add to one's convenience if
boarding fir traveling. Sea-salt is
better for these, but, if not easily pro
cured, use rock salt or, none other
being at hand, common, coarse salt
will answer admirably.
A lotion that should find a place
on every toilet table is a bottle of
ssalt and water, a tablespoqnful of
salt to a quart Of boiled water. This"
is most useful for bathing weak and
inflamed eyes, for gargling the throat
night and morning and for cleansing
the mouth after being outin the dust
and dirt. If used faithfully, at the
"first sign of an approaching cold, it
'will nearly always break it up. Many
"doctors advise the use of the nasal
douch with this solution warmed'. " '
The housewife, more thanYany
other, should never "forget to re
member" "the use of salt. All green
vegetables are the better for being
cleaned in salted water; cereals
should be boiled with a' pinch of salt;
roast meats are basted with salted
If a spoonful of salt is spread upon
freshly spilled wine, the linen will
show no stain when laundered.
Salt will set all light-colored, deli
cate fabrics if they are dipped into
brine; it will also set the color of
Salt, moistened with lemon juice,
will remove iron rust, 'if laid in the
sun or held over the steam of a boil
ing kettle. If one application does"
not suffice kee'p on until the stain dis
appears. Tired, aching feet are refreshed
and madeto feel like new if a hand
ful of salt is thrown into the hot foot
bath and the feet are kept in it from
ten to fifteen minutes.
Many new cottons, particularly
curtains, are full of lime. If they
are soaked over night in salt and'
water," the lime .will dissolve and be
quite easily washed outx -