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Sue Nitz
Sue Nitz • 2 years ago

Use lemon and salt to... shine copper and brass. Next time you throw a dinner party, impress your friends by pulling out Granny's good copper candleholders. To shine in a pinch, grab a half a lemon dipped in salt and rub it over the candlesticks (or any other copper or brass item), and then polish with a soft cloth dipped in water. Voilà! Your table is set.In a PinchUse olive oil to... shave your legs. Ran out of shaving cream? Well, there's something in your kitchen that can help: olive...

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Revive the color and shine of copper cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. After five minutes, rinse with warm water, and towel dry.

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Sprinkle the cut side of a lemon half with the salt, then rub it over the copper, which will soon gleam.

What You Need Ingredients 1/2 a lemon a teaspoon or so of baking soda a small bowl to mix your paste and some dirty brass *adjust to suit project and juiciness of lemons Instructions 1. First off you'll probably want to know if you're actually working with brass. This might seem obvious but old brass can get pretty dirty and I'm not expert enough to pick fakes or brass plating. So if like me you're not 100% sure grab a magnet from your fridge and see if it sticks. If it does you'll want to stop right here and do some more investigating. If it doesn't you're probably looking at some really dirty brass. 2. Squeeze half a lemon into your bowl. 3. Add your baking soda. It will fizz a little but settle down when you mix it. 4. Stir the baking soda and lemon mix until it forms a delicious smelling paste. 5. Using a soft cloth (in the end I mostly used my fingers) apply the paste and gently work it into the brass. I got the best results when I rubbed the paste gently in one direction. 6. Rinse off the paste and dry. Reapply and repeat the process as and where necessary. 7. When you're done give the brass a really thorough rinse making sure there's no paste left over and then dry it with a clean dry towel. 8. Voila!Sshiny clean brass by you! Additional Notes: If you want to buff your brass try rubbing it gently with a clean dry cloth. I'm also told that you can shine brass with olive oil.

Scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

You can add a pinch of salt to your laundry to keep colors vibrant. It seems like every laundry detergent makes claims to keep colors lasting for a long time, but the easiest trick is to add a tablespoon of salt to the load. The premise is that the chloride in salt helps keeps clothes bright by sealing in the color across repeated washings. Salt also contains the power to remove bloodstains, but it turns out it's a great protector of clothes as well. If you have some brand news clothes you'd...

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