If you love a morning cup of coffee as much as we do, you likely always have a bag of coffee beans around the house. But did you know that there’s plenty of ways to use those extra coffee grounds besides for making a piping hot cup of joe? These tips are especially helpful when you’re budgeting, or for anyone who’s looking to be extra thrifty as the fall season approaches.
8 Ways to Use Coffee Grounds at Home
What’s the point of coffee-infused soap? You may not know this, but coffee is a natural deodorizer, and a wonderful way to neutralize scents. Put some extra coffee grounds in a DIY soap bar and try it for yourself!
Or Make a Beauty Scrub
Besides soap, you can make a pretty amazing beauty scrub by mixing coffee grounds with honey. The slightly coarse texture will help to exfoliate the skin, without feeling too harsh.
Make a Hair Mask
Here’s another budget-beauty tip. You can use coffee grounds to add some shine to your hair. Just rub the grounds into your locks before you shampoo and condition. Just be aware that if you’ve got light-colored hair, that might not be the best trick for you!
Use Coffee Grounds For Plants
Did you know that coffee grounds actually make a great fertilizer? All you have to do is mix them with soil. The other option is to mix them into a fertilizing spray for your house plants. And because they’re super rich in nutrients, they’re a great addition to compost too.
Or Make Pest Repellant
Besides fertilizing plants, you can make pest repellant out of the coffee grounds. Animals and insects are strongly repelled by the scent, so they’ll stay away from your garden if you sprinkle some outside where you want to keep them away. Whether you’re nourishing the plant or the soil, you’ll be happy to know that there are several ways to use coffee grounds for garden purposes.
Stain Scratched Furniture
Besides beauty scrubs and plant fertilizer, coffee grounds can be used for your next home décor project. Specifically, you can stain furniture by mixing the grounds with warm water and rubbing the mixture over scratches on wooden furniture. Let it sit for a while before wiping it off.
Clean Pots and Pans
Do you ever find yourself trying to scrub pots and pans that seem hopelessly dirty? This is where coffee grounds can come to the rescue. First make sure that the pot and pan you’re using won’t get stained by coffee. Then scrub the surface of the cookware with the grounds.
Make a Candle
If you love the smell of coffee, then you can use grounds to add the aroma of a morning cup of Joe to your home at any time of day. Just blend the coffee grounds into your candle wax mixture and get ready for the aroma to waft throughout your living room.
What’s your favorite use for coffee grounds? Besides for making coffee… of course!
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