Can I use regular salt instead of ice melt?
We can Verify: You can absolutely use table salt instead of specifically-branded ice melt salt. Table salt, rock salt, and salt made for ice are the same. We wouldnt recommend using all your table salt to melt the ice on your driveway because itll be much more expensive than buying a bag of $10 ice melt.
How do you make your own ice melt?
In a bucket, combine a half-gallon of hot water, about six drops of dish soap, and ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol. Once you pour the homemade ice melt mixture onto your sidewalk or driveway, the snow and ice will begin to bubble up and melt. Just keep a shovel handy to scrape away any leftover pieces of ice.
Does white vinegar melt ice?
How does it work? Vinegar contains acetic acid, which lowers the melting point of water – preventing water from freezing. If you come out in the morning to a frozen car window and then spray the mixture on it, it might help to loosen the ice slightly.