You are a brewing CHAMP! You make Kombucha all the time! You’ve given all of your friends extra SCOBY’s from your batches and now they are taking over your jars and even your home. You can’t seem to bring yourself to throw away these concentrated blobs of Kombucha goodness. They are ALIVE for crying out loud! You can’t just throw them AWAY!! After all of your time talking and singing and laughing with the microscopic morphing muses, you can’t just abandon them!! They might eat up the plastic and garbage in the bin, growing and mutating, and take over the WORLD!!!
Now that I’ve used up my quota of exclamation marks for the day, we may continue. There are many things that you can do with your old SCOBY’s that you might not have ever thought about.
So after all that talk about not tossing out the creatures, I’m going to suggest BLENDING THEM UP INTO TINY BITS! Muhuauauahahahaha!
Take some of your older SCOBY’s…the ones that have more yeast deposits and are a bit more brown and put ’em in a blender. Add a bit of finished kombucha, kombucha vinegar or water and blend on high until you get an applesauce-like consistency. You may then take this sludge and use it for a few different things…
I have used a bit of this stuff to pour around the drip line of my acidic house plants such as hibiscus and peace lily. They have shown a great amount of vigor and increased greenness and blooming after such an application and watering. Best to do in the winter months as any part of Kombucha does attract those pesky little fruit flies like hippies on hummus. Not even kidding.
You ever get those horrific little cracks in your fingertips that hurt like someone repeatedly stabbing you in the fingers? I used to. Then I started blending SCOBY up and rubbing it all over my hands once a week. Haven’t had the cracks since AND it seems to reduce very dry skin making it lovely and soft.
Add some of this blended up Kombucha concentrate to your favorite smoothie. It will give it and you a great kick!
Take the SCOBY slush and rub it anywhere you need exfoliating. Small circles and large, then rinse and pat dry. Who’s got soft supple skin now? You do.
Last but not least, just chuck ’em in the compost. The live enzymes and bacteria help to advance the breakdown of your compost system. Also, if you have animals such as goats, chickens, and pigs, they LOVE kombucha SCOBY’s and will eat ’em right up aiding their digestion. PLUS that whole thing about attracting fruit flies? The SCOBY’s will attract fruit flies to the compost where they will lay their larva which is also super yummy for animals and full of protein and deliciousness.
There ya have it. Please let us know what YOU do with your extra SCOBY’s and aged Kombucha vinegar and we might feature it on the site!
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