Say No to Rock Salt

Mindful Health, Health, Mindful Living Network, Mindful Living, Dr. Kathleen Hall, The Stress Institute, OurMLN.com, MLN, Alter Your Life

With unseasonably cold weather, snow and ice have dominated our landscape. As wonderful the view, rock salt is what we generally use to melt the ice creating havoc to our environment. 90% of salt, or sodium chloride, enters the soil as runoff and wind up in our waterways. Use these  alternate de-icing tips  instead of harsh chemicals. It causes damages to vegetation, poisons animals and causes corrosion of vehicles and infrastructure.

Play your part in protecting the environment with these alternate de-icing tips:

  • Wood ash
  • Urea
  • Sand
  • Baking Soda

To increase traction on ice:

  • Volcanic rock
  • Spent grains from breweries
  • Cat litter
  • Coffee grounds

Alternate de-icing your driveway or walkway with care and in an eco-manner, will only improve the health of your garden, trees, shrubberies and grass.