18 Practical Uses For Wood Ash

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Heating your home with a wood stove or using a fireplace throughout the winter means a lot of wood ash is being collected.

If you like to recycle as much as you can, then you may be interested in these unique and practical uses for wood ash.

1. Add some wood ash to your compost.

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2. Save wood ash to use as yard fertilizer in the spring.

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3. Spread wood ash in your garden to help deter unwanted pests.

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4. Sprinkle some wood ash on packed snow to gain more traction when walking.

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5. Wood ash can be used as a non-toxic solution to polish silver.

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6. Dogs that have been sprayed by a skunk can be deodorized by rubbing their coat wood ash.

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7. Remove the sooty residue on the glass doors of your fireplace.

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8. Wood ash can be used to help melt ice on a driveway or sidewalk.

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9. Homemade soap often includes wood ash lye as an ingredient.

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10. Adding wood ash to a pond will help eliminate a lot of the algae.

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11. Make a batch of lye water that can be used to clean clothes to the floors of your home.

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12. Wood ash can be used to help remove foul odors.

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13. Make a homemade teeth whitener from some of your leftover wood ash.

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14. Keep rodents at bay by using wood ash to make a natural deterrent.

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15. Wood ash is a great way to keep moths away from fabrics and clothing.

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16. A survival water filter can be made by using wood ash.

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17. Add wood ash to a tin dish and use it to reduce humidity in your home naturally.

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18. Sprinkle wood ash on your lawn to help eliminate unsightly moss.

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