Don’t throw away your coffee grounds! You can use them again with these 10 ingenious uses for coffee grounds around the house!
Uses for Coffee Grounds
Many people who are avid coffee drinkers, start every day with a fresh brewed cup of coffee. Every time you throw the coffee filter filled with used coffee grounds away, you may be wondering if there is something you could do to use those grounds. There are many different benefits for coffee grounds, and instead of just throwing them into the trash, see if you can take advantage of this resource.
10 Uses for Coffee Grounds
1. Use in gardening: Coffee grounds are an excellent addition to your soil for your plants and veggies. It helps repel insects and slugs that would destroy your plants. It helps attract worms to your garden, which helps your plants to grow. It helps your flowers bloom brighter since it naturally reduces pH levels. If you add it to your garden bed with orange peels, it will keep cats away from your precious plants.
2. Use as a deodorizer: You can use coffee grounds for many different deodorizing jobs. It is great in the refrigerator to absorb strong food smells. You can use it to deodorize a room by adding it into wax and make a candle, or put it into panty hose and it will freshen any area.
3. Use as a scrub: Coffee grounds have a natural abrasive texture; you can use it in a mixture for a face scrub to exfoliate your skin. Use on hands to scrub clean and remove stubborn odors, like when you are chopping veggies. You can use it in a soap mixture, for a fresh and coarse soap that is great for men. If you apply it under your eyelids, it will help reduce puffiness. It will also help clean burned or baked on skillets and pots, and help unclog drains when added with hot water and dish soap.
4. Use for different projects for the kids: You can use the coffee grounds, with flour, to make clay and make different imprints or even make their own fossils. Hands on activities help kids learn! Since the coffee grounds have a dark brown color, they can be used for painting. They can be used to make paper look antiqued, by soaking it for a few minutes in watery coffee grounds. It will also color eggs in a natural and non-toxic dye.
5. Use to repel fleas: Use coffee grounds mixed in with your dog’s shampoo. It will naturally and safely help repel fleas off of your precious pup.
6. Use to reduce the appearance of cellulite: Anyone who has struggled with gaining even a little extra weight will probably be thrilled with this use for coffee grounds. All you have to do is mix some coffee grounds and water, and rub into the area where you want to reduce the cellulite. You will see results in about a month if you routinely use this mixture twice a week.
7. Use to reduce appearance of scratches on wood furniture: Just use a small amount on a cotton swab and apply it the scratch. It will help blend the wood seamlessly back together. It is also a great way to stain unfinished wood and give it that weathered appearance.
8. Use used coffee grounds as a fertilizer: Believe it or not but coffee grounds make an excellent basic ground fertilizer.
9. Make fake dirt for the kids: If you have a sensory sensitive child, using used coffee grounds could be the ultimate tool to help that child get used to dirt. Plus, it’s just plain fun to play in “dirt.”
10. As a pan scrubber: You may not know this, but you can also use used coffee grounds as a way to scrub your pots and pans! Happy scrubbing!
Using the coffee grounds instead of wasting them will benefit your family in many different ways. Kids will enjoy doing the different projects, and you will be teaching them about reusing and recycling instead of filling the landfills. It is cost-effective and a way for you and your family to help take care of our earth for future generations.
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