TIP: If you plan on hanging on to the grounds for a little while before using them you want to dry them out so they don't get moldy. To do this just spread a thin layer on a cookie sheet and place in a sunny spot
- Of course you can compost them.
- Use as fertilizer for acid-loving plants such as tomatoes, carrots, roses, azaleas & blueberries.
- Try storing them in your refrigerator and freezer instead of baking soda to eliminate odors.
- Keep out ants by sprinkling some grounds where they enter.
- Fill an old sock full of dried coffee grounds & insert into a smelly pair of shoes to eliminate of the stink.
- After dicing onions and garlic you can scrub your hands with old coffee grounds to get the smell off of your skin.
- You can mix them with mashed avocados for a organic facial mask.
- Keep those pesky neighborhood cats out of your garden by sprinkling a small amount around beds or pots.
- For those of you with dark hair, you can massage them into your scalp to prevent dandruff.
- You can use them to exfoliate your skin.
- Use them as a chemical free way to scour away grease on your pots and pans.
- Steep them in hot water to make an all natural brown fabric dye
- If you are crafty you can give paper an “aged” look by dipping it in water that has soaked overnight with coffee grounds.
- You can make an at home anti-cellulite scrub using 5 tsp. ground coffee, 1 tsp. sugar or salt & 2 tsp. essential oil. Apply with your hand or a loofah in a circular motion, leave on five minutes and then wash off.
Do you have more ideas on how to reuse coffee grounds?