12 clever ways to reuse coffee grounds

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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.

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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. 1.Conditioner for your hair – Not sure I’m ready to try this.
  2. 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. 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!
  4. Use like baking soda in fridge to rid of odors – ditto for the drain.
  5. Deodorizers for shoes – (I can’t imagine walking around in shoes fortified with coffee grounds, but hey, I’m up for anything.)
  6. Removing odors from hands
  7. Scouring grunge off of pots and pans
  8. 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?
  9. Touch up scratches on wood furniture by using dye above.
  10. Natural ant repellent – I wonder, do they have to drink it or will they run from the grounds.  I don’t know.
  11. “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.”
  12. Sprinkle them in your flower bed or dump them in your potting soil – they seem to act like peat moss.

5 thoughts on “12 clever ways to reuse coffee grounds

  1. Got a kick out of this article. #3 – did you mean supple instead of supply.
    #8 – actually quilters like fabric that is old looking – thus some quilters dye with coffee and tea.

  2. I toss coffee grounds- filter and all- into my compost bin. You can also compost the lint from your dryer!

  3. Believe it or not- I have actually pulled intact kleenex from the dryer- guess some of them are reusable?

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