25 Brilliant Ways To Use Old Spices For More Than Cooking

Every kitchen has at least one cabinet dedicated to nothing but spices. For cooking Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, and American food, plus everything in between, they make food more flavorful. Just imagine how boring recipes would be without spices.

But like other staples, spices begin to lose their potency over time. Fortunately, they last for years but at some point, they need to be replaced. It just seems sad to toss out items that serve such an amazing purpose. But what if you didn’t have to get rid of old spices.

The good news — you don’t. These clever ways show that you have plenty of possibilities. Some that’ll even surprise you.

1. Potpourri

Instead of buying expensive candles or spraying your home with an air freshener, here’s a better option. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Then, add about one tablespoon of whatever spice you like best. Not only will your house smell amazing but the fragrance will last a long time.

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