In this day and age, recycling is undeniably important! Leftover coffee grounds may not seem like much, but in the grand scheme of things, they may just save you a bit of money and enrich the planet.
There are many uses for left-over coffee grounds, so don’t toss them in the trash. If nothing else – toss them in your azaleas, they will love you for it. Try a few of these:
- 1.Conditioner for your hair – Not sure I’m ready to try this.
- 2.Conditioner and flea control for your pets. I’ll have to look into this – do you rub it on them or mix it with their dog food. I don’t know.
- 3.Mix coffee grounds with eggs whites for skin firming facial mask – just stay inside after you try this one. (see photo at left) I slathered my face with coffee grounds and went out back to enjoy nature. Lo and behold, the meter reader came around the corner – a black man – he turned white. I swear! But my skin was undeniably more moist and supple. Try it!
- Use like baking soda in fridge to rid of odors – ditto for the drain.
- Deodorizers for shoes – (I can’t imagine walking around in shoes fortified with coffee grounds, but hey, I’m up for anything.)
- Removing odors from hands
- Scouring grunge off of pots and pans
- Paper and fabric dye: boil a pot of water, then pour in coffee grounds and steep-now you’ve got the base for dye – but who wants a shirt the color of coffee?
- Touch up scratches on wood furniture by using dye above.
- Natural ant repellent – I wonder, do they have to drink it or will they run from the grounds. I don’t know.
- “Instead of inhaling or wearing the majority of the ashes you clear out of your fireplace, sprinkle a layer of coffee grounds over them first to reduce the mess.”
- Sprinkle them in your flower bed or dump them in your potting soil – they seem to act like peat moss.