How To: 6 Useful Things You Can Do with Leftover, Undrinkable Red Wine

6 Useful Things You Can Do with Leftover, Undrinkable Red Wine

Too much leftover red wine after a big party? Rather than forcing yourself to drink everything before the flavor goes bad or pouring it down the drain, save some for non-drinking household and beauty uses, such as trapping fruit flies, marinating steak, and conditioning your skin.

Red wine in small quantities (no need to pour an entire bottle) can help activate the bacteria in your compost pile. When applied to face nightly as a toner, red wine can also help tighten pores and give your skin an extra-healthy glow.

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I find the tip about using red wine as a toner to be quite interesting. I will need to try that out. Are there any problems with dying? or changing the color of skin? I notice that another tip says that red wine can be used to dye clothes. Do these contradict each other?

I haven't tried it myself but I imagine with the toner you can apply it at night and even if it might temporarily taint your skin it will wash off easily the next morning. I think it is similar with how you can apply natural oils (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) to your face at night and your skin will soak it right up (as opposed to applying it on a fabric, which will leave an unsightly stain)

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