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"Ashes" Common Things With Uncommon Uses


1. Fertilizer. Don’t discard wood ashes; sprinkle them onto the com post pile or work them into your soil in the spring—but not around acid-loving plants, such as rhododendrons and azaleas. (Store ashes in a covered metal container, well away from buildings and flammable material; even long-dead ashes harbor hot embers that sometimes burst into flame.)
 

2. Glare reducer. Cut the glare and ultraviolet radiation reflected behind your sunglasses—moisten your fingertip with oil, dip it in ashes, and apply a dark line under your eyes.
 

3. Halloween makeup. For that ghoulish look, rub ashes all over the face and arms.

 

 

4. Pewter prettifier. Moisten sifted ashes with water and rub on pewter with a soft cloth.
 

5. Grease cutter. When camping or barbecuing, soak greasy pans and utensils in ashes mixed with water or make a thick ash-and-water paste for scrubbing.
 

6. Pest repellent. To discourage slugs and snails, build low ridges of wood ash around plants and between row crops.

 

 

 

 

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