12 Uses For Leftover Coffee Grounds! If there is one thing in my house I use on a regular basis and can always count on having on hand… it would be leftover coffee grounds!
I’m a huge coffee drinker, every day, I have at least 2 cups of coffee, as does Hubby, so we have old coffee grounds and fresh grounds, and we just toss the used ones, but there are so many uses. For them!
From facial scrubs to cleaning out the fireplace, there are so many ways and clever uses for them it’s unbelievable! I love when I can find other uses for things we use every day or have on hand all the time!
Do you have any useful ways or ideas for reusing things or using things most of us have on hand all of the time in a different great way? I am not an “out of the box” thinker, so I love to hear other people’s ideas who are!
I thought I would research some ways to use them and share them with you!
Next time you make a pot/cup of morning coffee, think about those used coffee grounds and check out these great ways to use them:
1. In The Fridge
Place an open container of leftover used grounds in your fridge or freezer. The smell of coffee grounds will neutralize the odors! No need to buy boxes of baking powder for that job anymore!
2. On Furniture
Use a damp cotton swab, dip into leftover grounds and use to minimize the look of scratches and in wood furniture. Be sure to test a hidden spot before you do it to make sure you get the desired color.
3. In Compost Bin
Add old grounds to your compost pile or compost bin with your food scraps. In most cases, the coffee grounds are too acidic to be used directly on the soil, even in a small amount, even for acid-loving plants.
4. In The Garden
Use leftover grounds in the garden to discourage bugs from getting to your plants and destroying them.
5. In The Fireplace
Use damp coffee grounds to >help keep down the dust when cleaning out the fireplace. Just toss them on the ashes before you remove them.
6. In The Car
Place an open container with leftover grounds in a room or car that needs deodorizing.
7. Deter Cats
Using leftover grounds and orange peels is an easy way to deter cats from using your garden as a litter box.
8. In Plant Pots
Fertilize your garden and potted plants by adding leftover grounds to the soil or to your watering can.
9. In The Shower
Add leftover grounds to your facial or body scrub for a natural exfoliation to get rid of all the dead skin cells. An added bonus is one of the better ways to save money on your own skin care. Some recipes call for olive oil, brown sugar, and coconut oil
10. In Your Beauty Routine
Use leftover coffee grounds to make a DIY eye serum. Caffeine is great for reducing dark circles by improving blood flow.
11. In Your Hair
You can make a hair mask with used coffee grounds to help with hair growth. Healthy hair grows better than unhealthy hair. Unhealthy hair splits and breaks making it impossible to get length.
12. In The Kitchen
Leftover grounds make a great abrasive cleanser for cleaning pots and pans. Good news! No more steel wool scratching your pots and pans.
13. In The Sink
Use leftover grounds as a hand cleaner to get rid of cooking smells on your hands such as onions.
14. In The Bathroom
You can put your used coffee grounds to good use by making a bar of glycerin soap. All you need are a few simple ingredients.
15. In Closets & Drawers
Put leftover grounds in old hosiery or cheesecloth to make sachets you can place in closets and drawers to absorb odors
16. For Egg Dyeing
Use leftover grounds to make a natural dye for your Easter eggs. You may want to get a mason jar for this.
What are your tips for Leftover Coffee Grounds? Share them in the comment section!