What to do with the ash. Image: Vvoe Shutterstock
The ash wood, pruning or weeds can be used in several different ways in your home. They are loaded with minerals and have many properties that you surely do not want to waste. Learn what to do with the ash in this article.
The first thing you should make sure is never to use ash from plastic or treated wood remains. To be able to reuse it, it must be untreated wood ash, choose the best firewood.
There are many uses that you can give it and we will tell you what they are.
Uses of ash in the home.
You can prepare natural detergent by mixing a liter and a half of boiled water with a glass of ash. If you want the mixture to have a pleasant smell you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Let the mixture rest for a day and then strain it through a coffee strainer. Then put the mixture in a bottle and close it, it can last up to 2 months. With this ecological soap you can wash your clothes without damaging the environment.
Clean the crystals with ash.
To start, sift the ash a bit so as not to scratch the crystals. Put on some gloves and put the sifted ash on a piece of newspaper. Rub the surface until dust and stains are removed.
It is not an antibacterial product, but if at any time you run out of a dishwasher, you can use it perfectly. It is a natural degreaser therefore it serves to leave your dishes shiny.
Mix in some ash and water and scrub your dirty dishes, then rinse as usual.
Use in animals and pets.
Avoid fleas and parasites.
Mix ash with a bit of sand and leave it in view of your poultry. This way your free range ducks and chickens will rub themselves in the mixture by deworming.
Neutralize odors in your pets.
So that the smell of your pets does not permeate your house, use this home remedy. Rub the fur of your pet with a little ash, also spread a little in his litter box.
Uses in your crops and gardens.
Ash in the orchard. Image: VPales Shutterstock
Drive away pests.
Eliminate ants, snails, slugs and some types of caterpillar using the ash. Grab some ash in a container, then spread it in circles around the plant.
The circle that you make must be completely closed so that the bugs cannot reach the plant.
Eliminate leaf fungus.
The first thing you have to do is locate the leaves that have fungus. Take a quantity of ash with your hands and put it on the infected leaf, rubbing on both sides.
The ash dries out the fungus and changes the pH, finally eliminating it.
Healing paste for split branches.
Apply the ash directly on the wound of the branches, this will avoid humidity and help to heal.
Ash contains magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and other nutrients. As a compost you should not use it more than twice a year, it has properties that change the acidity and pH of the soil.
Place a part of compost and half a cup of ash in a pot, then mix well and put it on the plant you want to fertilize.