We all love a cup of freshly brewed coffee! But what do you do with the leftover coffee grounds? If you’re anything like us, you don’t like waste. And while we don’t recommend reusing the grounds for a 2nd brew, there are a lot of ways you can reuse coffee grounds around the house.
Coffee grounds are great for composting due to their high in nitrogen content. Add them to your compost pile and let the coffee grounds break down before you use it for your plants.
Coffee grounds act as a great fertiliser for your plants due to the high nitrogen content.
2. Clean your dishes
Coffee grounds are an effective cleaner. Put a few coffee grounds on a cleaning rag and scrub away at tough food stains or stuck-on foods. Be sure to give your dishes a thorough rinse after.
3. Make a body scrub
Coffee works wonders on your skin. Take one cup of coffee grounds and mix it together with ½ cup of white or brown sugar and 1 cup of coconut oil.
Coffee is great for exfoliating your skin and is said to minimise the appearance of cellulite.
4. Give your hair a treatment
Add a handful of coffee grounds to your hair while rubbing in your shampoo. The natural oils in the coffee grounds will make your hair feel soft and will add some shine. No chemicals needed.
5. Deodorise your fridge
Placing a bowl of coffee grounds in your fridge will help diminish any odours left by stale or spoiled food. Easy, isn’t it?
6. Clean your fireplace
Spreading wet grounds on fireplace ashes before sweeping it will help reduce the dust and make it easier to remove.
7. Minimise furniture scratches
Who knew you could save your furniture with coffee grounds? Put coffee grounds on the end of a cotton swab and rub on dark wood furniture scratches. Doing this will help minimise the furniture wear and tear.
Do you have any other tips how to reuse coffee grounds? Let us know in the comments.
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