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7 benefits of cola, can be a cleaner to plant fertilizer

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Cola drinks aren’t just refreshing when drunk on a hot day. As it turns out, this carbonated drink also has many other uses.

Yes, cola can be used for a variety of things at home, from cleaning utensils to fertilizer for plants.

So, what are the benefits of cola apart from being a refreshing drink? Reporting from Family Handyman, Thursday (24/12/2020), along with the description.

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1. Clean the bathroom toilet

There are many posts online that show the use of cola in cleaning rust stains in bathrooms or toilets. In fact, the slight acidity from cola drinks can remove all kinds of stains.

2. Plant fertilizer

Some plants love the delicious taste of this soft drink. Plants such as azaleas and cola like the acidity of the drink in the soil.

3. Clean milk stains

Will colas remove milk stains? The claim is true.

Once the milk stain has been left to soak in the cola for about five minutes, just put it in the washing machine.

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4. Clean the eyeglass lenses

Just pour a little cola into the eyeglass lens. Then, wipe dry and repeat with water to remove the sticky residue.

5. Loosen rusted bolts and nuts

The phosphoric acid found in a can of cola can have a big effect on rust. Soak the rusty bolt in the container filled with cola, then try to loosen it.

6. Clean the window glass

Cola drinks can even clean window glass. Citric acid works like any other cleaning product with lemon to remove stains and scratches from windows.

Illustration of an endangered insectPhoto by and (c) 2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) Illustration of an endangered insect

7. Get rid of insects

It turns out that cola is great at insect control too, but for different reasons than you might think. Cola’s sweet syrup and other soft drinks attract the attention of the ants, which feed on the larvae of pests that disturb the plants.

A 2004 article by BBC News said farmers in India were turning to soft drinks as pesticides because they are cheaper than chemical pesticides.