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The last thing you need is to slip and fall on the black ice on your front steps. Or maybe ice forms on your driveway or walkway. No matter where ice forms around your house, it always poses a risk to homeowners. Even if you’re strong and fit, falling on ice can put you in the hospital before you know it.

Ice melt has become a necessity for all homeowners who want to protect themselves and their family members. But buying the stuff from stores can cost you a pretty penny. Not only is it expensive, but it includes chemical ingredients, which can destroy our environment and ruin your yard.

This year try this DIY mix you can make at home. It’s just as effective and much cheaper. What do you have to lose?

Make a batch of this homemade ice melt before you’re slipping and sliding around your property. It can withstand freezing temperatures and is cheap to make. Give it a shot now!

If you don’t buy ice melt early, you’ll be one of those suckers who gets to the store and finds the shelves empty. Either buy it now or get the three common ingredients you need to make this DIY ice melt at home.

 

What do you need to make your own homemade ice melt?

 

-½ gallon of warm water
-6 drops of dish soap
-2 ounces of rubbing alcohol
First fill up your container with the warm water. Add the dish soap and finally put in your rubbing alcohol. Mix it all up and go try it!

The woman pours the DIY mixture onto the compacted snow and ice. Within seconds, you can see the hard ice dissolving into much softer slush. You’re not going to slip on that stuff!
 
TIP: Put the mixture in a 
spray bottle container for 
easy application.You can 
also use this mixture on your 
car to help get rid of 
the frost on your windshield.

 

Ice melts like salts can negatively impact the environment around you – and can even erode your driveway.


If too much salt is used to melt ice, it destroys foliage and grass. The rock salt used to melt the snow and ice makes its way into the natural environment and then causes dehydration.

According to CleanLink.com: “In addition to the landscape, the second most visible environmental impact of excess salt usage is damage caused to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, parking decks, sidewalks, doorways and even flooring. Chloride in salts, whether they are in a blended product or not, increase the conductivity of water and accelerate corrosion. All salts, when used in excess, can deteriorate concrete that isn’t properly cured or sealed, and can also cause corrosion and damage to reinforcing rods and structural steel, which results in compromised structural integrity.”

 

Are you going to try this DIY ice melt this year?


Please SHARE THIS USEFUL TIP with your family and friends before it gets too cold!


Source: awm