To alleviate the discomfort of a mild sore throat, gargle several times daily with a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon of Salt and 1/2 cup warm water*. It's like taking a liquid lozenge.
*Gargling with warm salt water is recommended by the American Academy of Otolaryngology to alleviate mild sore throat pain. See a physician if your sore throat persists longer than five days or if the sore throat is accompanied by difficulty in breathing or swallowing, joint pain, earache, a rash or fever.
Soothe Sore Throats
To prepare a salt water bath, pour 6 quarts (1-1/2 gallons) warm water in a large basin. Mix in 1/4 cup of Salt and 1/4 cup baking soda. Soak feet for up to 15 minutes. Warning: Diabetics or individuals with poor circulation should consult their physician before using.
Soak Your Feet
Salt can help improve the shine of your pearly (or not-so-pearly) whites. Wet the bristles of your tooth brush, dip it into a dime-size amount of baking soda, sprinkle with a little salt, and brush as normal to help bring the shine back to your smile.
Relief Your Buffy Eyes
Give your puffy eyes relief: mix ½ teaspoon of salt with one quart of warm water, dip cotton balls or facial pads in the mixture, and place them on your closed eyes while lying on your back. Rest for about ten minutes in this position, and you're on your way to puff-free peepers.