On our local TV channel--there was a discussion about stores getting low on salt.
They gave this recipe that is so easy to make and to multiply---AND it's SAFE for plants and concrete!
Dawn dish soap with rubbing alcohol and warm water: Melted ice almost immediately. To make it, mix about a quart or a half-gallon of lukewarm water, a teaspoon or two of dawn, and a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol.
I can only imagine bubbles in the spring. lol
Not an ice MELTER per se, but I use the CHEAPEST, clay cat litter to add GRIP to icy patches. Seems to be something in the clay (some form of natural salt?) that actually melts?? Can be a bit messy, but then so is salt.
Clay litter eventually turns to mud. Alcohol and dish soap aren't as hard on plants as salt, but they aren't good for plants, either.
I move as much snow as I can, then wear ice cleats on my shoes. They hook over the sole of your shoe and dig into the ice as you walk. They are sold at sporting goods stores, near the ice fishing equipment.
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