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Uses For Leftover Pellicles

What can you do with your leftover pellicles?  See below to find out!

Overall, there are many potential uses for a SCOBY, beyond its traditional use in making kombucha. The SCOBY is a versatile and resourceful material, and it can be used in a variety of applications, to benefit the environment, animals, humans, and other living things.  Other potential uses include:
  • Scoby Puree:  It can be added to pretty much any food.  Simply grind in blender with a few ounces of kombucha to an applesauce consistency.
  • Face mask:  Use a whole scoby or puree in a blender with extra benefits by adding other ingredients... ex. coffee, honey, green tea, yogurt, coconut oil, and oatmeal.  The low ph of kombucha and the beneficial bacteria are a natural astringent that can remove dead skin cells and makes your face feel softer.
  • Beauty products:  The scoby can be used in natural beauty products, such as facial masks, toners, and exfoliants, to nourish and protect the skin.
  • Fertilizer for plants in the garden:  Blend up or cut chunks of pellicle and add in the soil of your plants, great for acidic Ph plants such as tomatoes and roses -- and great to add a probiotic boost to your soil.
  • Dog treats:  Want a better coat and immune system for your furry friends? Cut up into pieces and dehydrate for free pet snacks.  You can add extra flavorings to the creations as well.
  • Popsicles:  Blend puree scoby with other fruits and vegetables for amazing popsicles.
  • Scoby "Leather":  Drying out pellices and crafting them into everyday uses. ex. wallets, shoes, and clothing.
  • Scoby Jerky:  Cut pellicle into slices and add your favorite seasonings dehydrate and enjoy.
  • Scoby bandage:  Use as a live bandage or cut a small piece and stick under your band aid for rapid relief and healing scars.  Yes, it really does work amazingly well -- and for bug bites as well!
  • Soothing skin cream:  Blend your scobys with coconut oil to help with itchiness and dry skin. ex sunburns, psoriasis and eczema.
  • Fun activity for children:  Scobys can be a learning and sensory toy for children, it's natural and safe to eat.
  • Feed the coop:  Chickens and other farm birds love scoby chunks, some reports have stated that they produce larger healthier eggs.
  • Fruit Leather/ Scoby roll-up:  Puree a couple scobys up with your favorite fruits and dehydrate for an amazing sweet treat
  • Traditional Medicine:  The SCOBY can be used in traditional medicine, to treat various ailments and conditions, such as digestive disorders, infections, and wounds.

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