wood ashe uses 1. De-skunk pets. 3. Enrich compost 4. Block garden pests. 5. Melt ice. 6. Control pond algae. 7. Pump up tomatoes. loving plants, 8. Clean glass fireplace doors. A damp sponge dipped in the dust scrubs away sooty residue. 9. Make soap. Soaking ashes in water makes lye, which can be mixed with animal fat and then boiled to produce soap. Salt makes it harden as it cools. 10. Shine silver. A paste of ash and water makes a dandy nontoxic metal polisher.
How to turn lard into homemade lye soap (cold process) that’s better than anything you’ll ever buy in the store. If you can make a cake or brownies from scratch, I promise that you can make soap. It’s really as simple as adding three ingredients together and mixing, and pouring them into a pan soap mold. You don’t even need to turn on the oven!