Make It Yourself: 7 All-Natural Sea Salt Cleaners & Scrubs

updated May 3, 2019
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If you’ve taken a trip to the beach recently, you know first-hand the magic that natural sea salt can work on your skin and hair. It’s a wonder ingredient at home, too. Just try out one of these natural house cleaning remedies and recipes from around the web. Chances are, you have everything you need to “cook” one together right in your pantry.

1. Homemade Sea Salt Drain Cleaner Recipe

Over on Pop Sugar, learn how to naturally clean out a clogged pipe with just salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and a big saucepan of boiling water.

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2. Sea Salt Powder Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Kristin of Live Simply makes a powdered toilet bowl cleaner with a blend of baking soda, borax and sea salt.

3. Non-Toxic Oven Cleaning Paste

To clean inside your oven, make a scrubby paste of baking soda, salt and liquid dish soap. Hello Glow has the directions for you.

4. Salt and Essential Oil Laundry Scent Booster

Skip the scented detergent in the laundry aisle and make one yourself with salt and your favorite essential oil. You can learn how from Clean Mama.

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5. Salt and Coconut Oil Wooden Cutting Board Treatment

Over on Hometalk, they show you how to clean and treat your wood cutting boards with a one-two punch of salt and coconut oil.

6. Homemade Scented Laundry Softener

An all-natutral laundry softener with just two ingredients, salt and some scent. Check it out on Live Simply.

7. Fresh Lemon and Kosher Salt Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Bren of Bren Did improved on a pulpy version of this natural cleaner to create an efficient dishwasher detergent that combines kosher salt, vinegar and blended lemons.

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And one more…

When it’s time to deep clean, a potato has just enough moisture to help coarse salt work rust and debris out of your cast iron pan.