Don't Throw Them Away - They Can Help You!
There are many good uses for coffee grounds. Why waste something that is so useful? In this article we show many great to use coffee grounds.
First, congratulations on brewing coffee at home. You can save a lot of money by brewing your own coffee instead of going to coffee shops every single day! Now lets put those used coffee grounds to some good use!
Composting is a natural. Anyone can compost, even people in apartments. Composting creates the highest quality soil, perfect for home gardening projects - or to share with a friend. Coffee grounds compost well, in either your compost pile, or right in the garden.
Many plants like coffee grounds, especially acidic plants like Azalea's and Rhododendrons, Evergreens, and Camelias. Coffee grounds lower the PH of the soil, which helps these kind of plants. You can use coffee grounds with any plants, including indoor pots - but for acidic plants you can use more. Also, there is some evidence that coffee grounds will suppress fungal infections - this can help with plants vulnerable to plant fungus include peach, nectarine and some other fruit trees; blueberries; and rose bushes.
Do you have ants indoors? Snails and slugs outdoors? Coffee grounds can repel them! And its natural; no pesticides needed. Coffee grounds can also help 'steer' cats away from areas of the garden.
Some people try to use coffee grounds to reduce the visibility of scratches in furniture. You steep the used grounds again, in a pot with a little bit of water. Then use that water to stain the scratch, making it disappear. Test this on a hidden part of the furniture item to gauge how well it works for that particular wood and finish. You can also use the liquid to dye fabric, Easter Eggs, and paper.
When you clean your fireplace ashes, sprinkle some coffee grounds first on the ashes - it helps hold them together, and reduces the amount of dust created.
Coffee grounds are gritty so they can be used to augment cleaning and scrubbing like with dishes and pots and pans; wrap some grounds in a thin towel to create your scrubber. You can also use coffee grounds on your hands (instead of wasting a lemon) to remove odors like cooking odors; and the can exfoliate the skin on the hand.
Some women use coffee grounds as a conditioner; which is another way to save money. After shampooing, you rub the coffee grounds on the ends of the hair and they should benefit, soft and shiny. Rinse well. You can also add coffee grounds to your body-wash liquid, to gently exfoliate your more calloused areas. Don't be too vigorous - take it slowly at first and monitor the results. There are also ways to add coffee grounds when doing a home-made facial.
Instead of buying Baking Soda or other products, a bowl of used coffee grounds in the fridge can absorb odors. Or in any closet or closed room or space that is musky smelling, a bowl or satchel of coffee grounds will absorb odors. You will have a slight coffee odor but that is more pleasant than a mold type of smell.
You can get a lot of coffee grounds, if you have a big garden, from coffee shops. They often just throw away their old grounds. You could also them to compost their old grounds. It helps the world, and everyone benefits!
Finally, after you shampoo your pet, if you rub coffee grounds throughout their fur, some people have found it can repel fleas! And its all natural; so that is good for your pets health.
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