Do not throw away corks! Put them in the glove compartment of your car. Here's why
Have you ever recycled corks? Not only do they lend themselves to creative reuse to DIY projects and furniture, but they can also be used in the car.
The creative reuses of corks are countless. From cork stoppers you can make beautiful décor items, but also furniture for the house. But would you have ever imagined that you could use them in your car?
Plugs are ideal for eliminating unpleasant odors from the passenger compartment of the car, since the cork can absorb unpleasant odors.
How to use cork plugs in the car? First, you need to cut each plug in half and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Then put the plugs in the glove compartment of the car.
In a short time, bad odors will be absorbed by the cork, and the passenger compartment of the car will smell like the chosen essential oil.
It is important to replace the plugs regularly, more precisely every 2-3 days. If the car is very dirty, do not expect miracles. But if the car is in decent condition, then cork plugs will be real allies. You just have to try!
Put corks in a jar of alcohol: you will save time and money
Did you know that you can use a ingenious trick, to quickly light a grill or power the fireplace?
We are talking about the use of cork stoppers, through a very ingenious and useful technique. Lighting a fire is sometimes stressful. Sometimes, for an inexperienced person, lighting a fire can be particularly complicated.
Let's imagine, for example, that we are in the company of friends and want to make a delicious barbecue: but how boring and annoying can it become if it takes us an hour to light the fire?
Well, with the trick that we are going to reveal to you, all problems will be solved immediately. The trick can be used not only to prepare a barbecue, but also if we plan to light a fireplace.
The trick involves the use of corks and a jar. You can take the jar with you if you go hiking or camping with friends. On certain occasions, fire turns out to be the main element!
The method we are going to reveal is a technique, invented by people who often go hiking.
We are talking about a decisive tool, which accelerates the action of igniting the fire. There are many solutions on the market, which can often be harmful to the environment and our health: some give off a very strong smell of gasoline!
In this case, let's talk about something else entirely. This igniter can be made in a short time and is capable of igniting our fire in a short time.
How to cook? You need several corks, denatured alcohol and a glass jar with a lid
You will need to put the alcohol in the glass jar and then put the corks in it as well. At this point you will need to close the lid tightly and, whenever you need it, you can remove a plug and put it under charcoal or wood.
You will notice that the fire will ignite very quickly. Once the fire burns and embers form, you will be able to enjoy the fireplace or barbecue. Try it and you will see how useful this method is!
what is cork made of?
Cork is made from the bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber). The bark is a dead tissue, which makes it an inert substance. It is composed of suberin, a hydrophobic substance that gives cork its water-resistant properties. Cork is also a good insulator, which makes it ideal for use in wine stoppers and other applications where thermal insulation is important.