10 Creative Ways To Use Used Coffee Grounds

After having your morning coffee, you may have left over coffee grounds. Despite having desirable chemical components, coffee grounds are generally regarded as waste. However, we’ve put together a list of 10 ways you can reuse used coffee grounds.
  1. Great fertilizer. Coffee grounds contain several key nutrients which are required for plant growth and isn’t available in most soil. They can also help attract worms and decrease the concentrations of heavy metals in the soil.
  2. Compost it for later. Adding compost to your garden can significantly improve the health of your plants. Coffee grounds can help increase nutrient levels and decrease the greenhouse emissions of your compost.
  3. Repel insects and pests. Coffee grounds contact compounds that are toxic to many insects. You can use your coffee grounds to repel mosquitos, fruit flies, beetles and other pests.
  4. Remove fleas from your pet. Like other insects, fleas do not like coffee. Bathing your pet in used coffee grounds may help keep fleas at bay.
  5. Neutralises odours. Coffee grounds can help absorb and eliminate odours from your refrigerator, gym bag, or smelly shoes. Using them as a hand scrub can also help remove lingering smells from onion or garlic.
  6. Works as a natural cleaning scrub. Coffee grounds can be used as an abrasive cleaner. They can also help sanitise and remove build up from skins, cookware, grills and other surfaces around the house.
  7. Exfoliate your skin. Coffee grounds can be repurposed into an exfoliating scrub for your face and body. They help remove dirt and dead skins cells and promote overall skin health.
  8. Reduces the appearance of cellulite. Coffee grounds may help reduce the appearance of cellulite by breaking down fat deposits and increasing blood flow to the affected area.
  9. Use it as natural dye. Used coffee grounds are a great natural alternative to harsh chemical dyes. Simply rewet them and use them to dye paper or fabric or darken brunette hair.
  10. Stimulates hair growth and strip build up. Exfoliating your scalp with used coffee grounds can help remove dead skin cells and product build up and may even speed up hair growth.
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