All the activity around a fireplace doesn’t stop when the food is ready and the fire has burned out. Besides the fact you have to tidy up all the stuff lying around your fireplace, there’s something you must know before you throw away an important material. Can you guess what it is? Hint: it is mentioned in the title. You can be happy to know the ash you collect for disposal can be put to good use, in and around your home! It might sound counter-intuitive, but the truth is there are more than 30 ways you can benefit from wood ashes that you never heard of before.
For instance, you could make lye water or use a paste made out of ash and water, can remove stains from furniture. Wood ashes repel ticks or fleas from animals and moths from your clothes. It is a great odor repellent, like in kitty litter or in the fridge. And you could even use it to wash your hair – actually, a lye soap that has been cured for 6 weeks the least, and then rinse with vinegar. Check out all of the uses we found and feel free to add some of your own in the comment section.