Like most of us, you probably have a cup of rejuvenating coffee every morning. It gives you a boost for your day’s hard work, no wonder there.
But has it ever occurred to you the possibilities of what can you do with the coffee grounds leftover in your coffee machine other than throwing them into the garbage? No? You are essentially throwing away gems here!
The leftover coffee grounds from your filter can do wonders for you.
Prepare to be amazed as we bring to you some of the best uses of coffee grounds, which you might not have known about…until now that is.
- They can work as a natural pest repellent. Ants or snails cannot put up with the smell of coffee and hence these can be used to repel unwanted pests in your kitchen or garden. You can sprinkle the grounds around the plants or mix it with orange peels or rosemary to keep the pests away.
- They can work as a fertiliser as well. It is ideal as a fertiliser for plants like rose or rhododendron. If you have these plants in your garden, then used ground coffee is what you need. It provides nitrogen and potassium to the soil and nourishes the plants.
- You can add up your used ground coffee in the compost dump along with other leftover foods and biodegradable waste to make a good compost for later use. Coffee is rich in nitrogen and can be a good source of nutrition for the plants when used in a compost.
- You can mix your carrot seeds with the grounds before sowing them in the field. This would help the plants grow pest free and you will end up with fresher and bigger carrots.
- They also have cleaning properties in them. You can use them in a cleaning cloth to clean the food from your sink and even the stains from your counter.
- If you make candles at home, you can just add the grounds to the pan when you are melting wax for your candle. This would leave your room with the sweet aroma of coffee when you burn those candles.
- They can work as a natural exfoliator for your skin. Just mix some with coconut oil and scrub your face with it. It is one of the best natural exfoliators available.
- You can make a caffeine enriched soap with the used grounds you have. The process is quite simple and the internet is flooded with DIY remedies. Go ahead and make one for yourself!
- You can shine your hair with coffee grounds as well. Massage some on to your scalp and leave it for some time. Then rinse thoroughly with some shampoo. Your hair will definitely thank you for this.
- If you think you have cellulite, you should try this. Just add the used grounds to warm water and use the scrub for ten minutes at a time, twice in a week. You would see the wonders this does for your body!
If you’d rather just stick to using coffee grounds for making proper coffee, make sure you’re doing it right.