8 Genius Ways To Use Expired Spices

March 04, 2021

8 Genius Ways To Use Expired Spices

We know you have a drawer or pantry filled with old spices that you don't use. If these spices have sat untouched for a long period of time, don't throw them away! We have 8 clever ways that you can repurpose your old spices. You'll be amazed!


Skip the candles and air freshers! Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in one tablespoon of whatever spice that you'd like. This hack will have your house smelling amazing in no time!

Freshen Up Your Carpet 

Carpeting can start to smell after some time -- especially if you have pets. Simply sprinkle some ginger and rosemary over the carpet before vacuuming to enhance the smell! Be sure to avoid any herbs and spices that could stain. 

Fend Off Cockroaches 

Did you know that cockroaches hate bay leaves? Keep bay leaves in the dark places that this little critters like to live to keep these pests at bay.

Grow Strong Healthy Plants 

Herbs and spices have minerals and vitamins that can be used to help plants grow strong and health. Sprinkle in a blend of thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, and oregano to keep your plants happy. 

Make a Nontoxic Fungicide

If you struggle with fungi in your garden mix one teaspoon of cinnamon with two cups of water. Let the mixture sit overnight and strain through a coffee filter in the morning. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle and spritz onto your plants!

Deter Animals From Getting Into Your Garden

We love wild animals . . . we just don't love them destroying our garden. Use old spices like cayenne pepper, chili powder, and red pepper in the soil to prevent the bunnies and deer from eating your crops. 

Beautiful Easter Eggs 

Make beautifully colored amber Easter eggs by adding two tablespoons of turmeric powder to one cup of water. Bring to a boil and pour in two teaspoons of white vinegar. Then dye the Easter eggs as normal. The longer the eggs sit in the mixture, the darker they will be in color.

Use For Grilling 

Just because spices are old, doesn't mean you can't use them to season meat or fish for grilling! The heat will bring out the flavor, resulting in the juicy, flavorful meal to enjoy.


Repurpose your old spices and get new Colorado Spice blends for your cooking needs. These specially curated blends will add the perfect amount of flavor to your cooking, saving you time and effort, so that you can have a more enjoyable cooking experience! Shop now.




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