Hi Becca, maybe one of these may help you out.
Grab a bag, box, jar or bottle of one of these alternative ice and snow melting supplies instead.
Hi Becca, Use Sand or Ash..........
Use kitty litter!
we use sand but it will be tracked inside....for that, anything you use will be tracked in...think about heated stair mats https://www.amazon.com/HeatTrak-HR10-30-Residential-Snow-Melting-Stair/dp/B00421AHY2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1547657687&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=heated+stairs+treads&psc=1