Do Not Throw Your Old Coffee Grounds

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Here are some genius ways how to use your old coffee grounds.

Did you know that your coffee is more than just a beverage? Coffee is rich in antioxidants and has a lot of health benefits also you can use your coffee in many ways at home.

If you are grinding your coffee beans every day to make a freshly brewed coffee, then you shouldn’t throw your coffee grounds away because you can use your coffee grounds in so many ways.

Use Your Coffee Grounds In The Garden

 

Coffee fertilizer for gardening1. Pest Repellent

If you are having a hard time keeping away the pesky pest away from your plants, you can sprinkle used coffee grounds around your plants to protect them against destructive garden pests like ants, snails, and slugs.

2. Fertilize Your Garden

If coffee is good for the health, then it is also good for the plants. Coffee has a lot of benefits both for humans and plants. If you grow azaleas, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias, roses, or other acid-loving plants, then used coffee is the fertilizer for you! Mix your old grounds with dead grass clippings, brown leaves, or dry straw to neutralize some of the acidity, the spread them around your plants.

3. Compost It for Later

You can also mix your coffee grounds to your compost heap. Coffee grounds make excellent “green” matter as they are rich in nitrogen. Also, beneficial worms may be attracted to your compost with the addition of old coffee. Just be sure to limit the amount of grounds that you add to your pile so that you don’t throw off the ratio of “green” to “brown” matter.

Use Coffee Grounds Around The House.

Coffee grounds for cleaning the house.

 

4. Absorb Food Odors

This is a popular coffee hack. You can use your old coffee grounds to absorb odor from your refrigerator. Just load up a small open container with your old grounds, place it in the back of the fridge, then forget about it for a couple of weeks while you collect more grounds.

5. Natural Abrasive

Sprinkle old coffee grounds onto an old cleaning cloth and use them to scrub away stuck-on food from counters or dishes. While used grounds are abrasive, they aren’t so harsh that they will damage the surfaces in your kitchen. (Just be sure not to accidentally scrub grounds into cracks where they might leave behind stains!)

6. Homemade Candles

This is another popular coffee hack. If you love the smell of coffee, why not turn your old grounds into all-natural homemade candles? For this fun up-cycling project you will need a small paper coffee cup, a paper towel, about a cup of wax candle ends, a wick, scissors, a small sauce pan for melting the wax, a small glass mixing bowl, and of course some used coffee grounds.

7. Clean Out the Fireplace

Coffee grounds are also an effective substance to clean up your fireplace. It maybe not give you a squeaky clean fireplace, however, they will make the process of cleaning much easier and less messy. Gently scatter old used coffee grounds over the ashes to weight them down and prevent the huge clouds of smoke that often arise when performing this arduous task. Not only will shoveling the ashes be easier than ever before, you also won’t have to wipe down every horizontal surface in the room when you’re done.

Coffee Grounds For Health and Beauty

Coffee beauty face mask

8. Exfoliate Skin

Coffee grounds make an excellent exfoliating body scrub! Just add used grounds to a bit of warm water or your favorite all-natural oil (coconut oil works great!) Then scrub your skin from head to foot to remove all of those icky dead skin cells.

9. Coffee mask

Coffee can give an amazing rejuvenating effect to your skin. You can make your own coffee mask at home using all natural foods you have in your kitchen. Mix two tablespoons of used coffee grounds with an equal amount of organic cocoa powder. Add three tablespoons of whole milk or heavy cream and top it off with a heaping tablespoon of honey for the perfect all-natural alpha-hydroxy and antioxidant facial.

10. Coffee for Your Hair

Coffee is not just good for the skin but it is also good for the hair. If you use a lot of hair styling products, or if you’ve recently switched to a natural shampoo and conditioner, your hair is probably weighted down by residue. Remove that build-up using old coffee grounds to give your hair a lift and restore its natural healthy shine. Before you shampoo, simply grab a handful of used grounds and massage them into your hair. The coarse texture is enough to break apart the product residue, but it’s also gentle enough that it won’t damage your locks.

These are some of the amazing things we can do to our old coffee grounds. So if you are planning to throw your coffee grounds away, you better think twice because you can do a lot of things to it.