7 Amazing Things You Can Do with Coffee Grounds

by Zoryana Rawlins 06/14/2019

Before you dispose of your used coffee grounds, do you know you can transfer from it from something useless to something useful? Used Coffee grounds are recyclable, and when you do so, you prevent them from ending up in landfills, thus making the earth safe. Here are six amazing eco-friendly things you can do with your coffee grounds after enjoying your morning cup: 

Keep Your Pans and Pots Shiny. The acidity level in coffee is high, making it a natural and effective cleaning abrasive, perfect for scrubbing your greasy pans and Pots. Rather than putting the used coffee grounds in the trash, grab a rag and add some of your used coffee grounds to scrub your dirty pots and pans. 

Drive Away Pest from your Garden. If you have a garden at your home, sprinkle your used coffee grounds to drive away pests like ants, ladybugs, and snail. Cats hate the smell of coffee, sprinkling used coffee grounds on your garden can also prevent a stray cat from wandering into your beautiful garden to destroy your beautiful sunflowers and roses. 

Give Your Dog a soothing Flea Bath. Are fleas bothering your dog? You can send away those pesky insects by mixing your dog shampoo with a tablespoon of your used coffee ground when bathing it.

Get Rid of Bad Odors in Shoes. You can get rid of the unpleasant smell from your shoes by just putting some few used coffee grounds into it and allow it to stay there from some hours. 

Get Shiny Hair. When you make use of plenty of hair styling products like conditioner and shampoo your hair gets weighed down by residue. Your used coffee grounds can help you remove the waste and make your hair healthy and shiny again. What you need to do is get a palm full of your used coffee grounds and massage them into your hair gently before you shampoo. 

Wash Your Hands After Dicing up Garlic. The smell of garlic is strong and unpleasant to some. Wash your hands with used coffee grounds after chopping garlic to get rid of the strong smell. It is also useful when you cut onions too. 

To Exfoliate Skin. You can use your used coffee grounds as a perfect exfoliating skin scrub. To do this, get a bucket of warm water, pour in a few grounds and scrub your skin from head to toe to get rid of all the dead skin cells.

Don’t just throw away your coffee grounds after your morning cup, try one of these tips and reuse where possible.

About the Author

Zoryana Rawlins

Zoryana Rawlins is a highly motivated and self-driven REALTOR® who combines a love of the industry with a passion for constant learning and self-improvement. Before getting into the real estate business, Zoryana previously taught at ICA Language School and Foreign Service Institute of U.S. Department of State. She was a very responsible instructor and very attentive to the needs of her students. Her hard work and listening skills helped her students achieve high-level positions. As your real estate agent, Zoryana utilizes up-to-date technology tools to market your property, hosts your Open Houses, uses her negotiation skills to secure the best deal for you as well as smooth and flawless transactions that will ultimately achieve your satisfaction. Zoryana is active with Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. A lover of all things Virginia, Zoryana lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband Michael, their son Roman and two adorable dogs Tuzik and Michiko.