Charcoal from the backyard grill can have a myriad of detoxifying uses around the house. When arranging flowers, a few briquettes in the bottom of the vase can help keep the water fresh and clean. Place a few briquettes in an old sock and tie a knot; tuck it into cabinets or drawers to help deodorize them. And lay a few pieces on top of a household orchid plant to help it thrive; the flowers love the alkalinity of the charcoal.
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