How to melt ice in front of the house: simple ways without rock salt

Julia PeschanskayaLife
How to melt ice in front of the house

In winter, people enjoy the beautiful scenery and frosty weather, but low temperatures and snow create dangerous walking conditions. The path quickly freezes and then it is even more difficult for the owners to leave their own homes.

However, OBOZ.UA has found simple ways to help deal with a common problem. If you don't want to use rock salt, you can replace it with other ingredients.


Anyone with a garden or vegetable garden should have at least some fertilizer left over. It doesn't work as quickly as salt, but it's also effective against ice. Choose a fertilizer with a high nitrogen content as its chemical properties will not harm your path.

Coffee grounds

Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, which lowers the temperature and melts the ice. The dark color also attracts sunlight, which will speed up the thawing process.


Isopropyl alcohol is a versatile cleaner and degreaser, often used to treat surfaces before applying adhesives and tapes. Add one teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and 15 liters of hot water to 0.5 liters of alcohol. Stir everything thoroughly and pour it over the area.


Vinegar contains a chemical compound that lowers the melting point of ice. Stir a bottle of vinegar in 5 liters of hot water and pour it over the walkway.

Sugar beet juice

You can buy ready-made juice in a bottle or in powder form. This natural ingredient will help thaw ice quickly without damaging the surface. It is enough to pour the solution on the necessary areas or sprinkle everything with powder. But remember that a bright color can stain your yard.

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