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8 DIY Ice Melt Solutions That You Can Make In Seattle

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For Seattle, the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that ‘winter temperatures and precipitation will be close to normal, on average, with below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will occur in mid-January and early and late February. The snowiest periods will occur in early December and from mid-to-late February.’ However, Forecaster, in its report indicates the confidence of 40-50% chance of below-normal temperatures in the winter in Seattle.

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In this article, I’m going to reveal 8 ice melter DIY solutions that you can easily make at home.

1. Ashes – 

Adding ashes can help you increase friction on the floor and allow you to immediately cross the slippery layer of ice without the fear of fall. 

Although traction doesn’t melt ice, it can definitely help you avoid some slip and fall accidents. 

2. Kitty Litter –

Kitty litter is another traction agent that can help you use your driveway and pavement without the risk of slipping and falling.

3. Urea –

Urea is commonly used as a fertilizer, but it is also used as an effective ice melt product. It melts ice down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. However, over-application can cause damage to vegetation.

4. Sand –

Sand is usually used by municipalities but is hard on the pet’s paws. Many ice melt brands mix sand in their solutions. Sand erodes the tender paws of our pets.


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5. Alcohol –

Rubbing alcohol might not be as powerful as salt-based ice melt. However, it is better ice melter DIY than these ice melt as it is not as toxic or harmful as salt-based products. 

6. Beetroot Juice –

Another ice melt solution that is gaining popularity these days is beetroot juice. 

Although it does the job of melt ice well, there’s a major con attached to it.  One thing to take care of is that sugar beet juice can leave its mark on deiced surfaces that are hard to remove.

7. Fertilizer –

Another way to melt ice is by pouring the fertilizer atop the snow. And the heating effects of the fertilizer will gradually start to melt the snow. However, the process is a little slower than salt and rubbing alcohol. Compost can consist of potassium chloride, ammonium sulfate, and urea.

8. Rocksalt –  

Using rock salt is the most popular way of melting ice and reaching from point A to point B. You may use a good spreader for ice melt spreading but it’s still not safe. It can lead to serious for our pets, plants,  and environment. It can also corrode your concrete driveways and sidewalks.

Every homemade recipe, no matter what it contains, has one or the other con. The reason is, these remedies are quick hacks or tricks and not made to solve the problem. On the other hand, Safe Paw is carefully made keeping all the pros and cons of the available solutions in the market. Safe Paw is one ice melt that contains no chemicals in its blend and has no side effects like leaving stains or harming pets, plants, and property.


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