Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds
You know I am not a coffee drinker- but hubs makes up for us both! 😉 Coffee grounds in the average home are just thrown out. They are used to make coffee and many see no other use for them; so they make their way into the trash. What they don’t know is that there are tons of uses for old coffee grounds! Below is a list of alternative uses for coffee grounds to use around your home. If you do not like coffee or don’t have enough grounds for one of these uses; many places will give away used coffee grounds away for Free! Check out your local coffee shops to find out their policies.
Which if these repurposed coffee grounds ideas will you try?
Adding coffee grounds to your compost bin not only kicks up the fertilizing power of the compost but it’s great for worm health! It helps their digestive system which in turn helps your compost work more effectively.
You can use coffee grounds just as you would use baking soda in the refrigerator and other smelly places of your home. It will absorb odors and make it smell like freshly brewed coffee.
Adding coffee grounds to water makes great paint! Granted it will just be brown, it’s a great little activity for the kids and its non-toxic as well.
Sprinkle some coffee grounds around your plants for a fertilizer. You can continue adding it as plants grow for optimal growth.
Radishes and Carrots both will grow extremely well if coffee grounds are sewn in with the seeds during planting.
Plants that like high acidity in their soils will flourish with coffee grounds. Roses will grow much faster and flower more with them in the soil versus regular fertilizer.
Mix in some coffee grounds with your dog’s shampoo. It will act as a natural flea repellant and is chemical free.
If you’re out of salt and its getting icy, throw down some coffee grounds over the icy areas. Many people have claimed that it works even better than salt!
Snails and slugs both hate the high acidity of coffee grounds. It will keep them at bay as well as poison the ones who do attempt to go over it keeping them away from your garden.
If you have a cat problem in your neighborhood, putting down coffee grounds and orange peels around the areas that they go near will keep them away.
Dark Wood Stain
Scratches on dark wood furniture can be fixed by rubbing the grounds mixed with water into the areas.
Facial Skin Tightening
Rather than using expensive serums, to tighten your skin and remove bags from under your eyes apply a mixture of ¼ cup coffee grounds and 1 egg to your face. Let the mixture dry, then rinse it off. Your face will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.