One of the most popular beverages worldwide is definitely coffee. Most of us drink it not just first thing in the morning, but also all day long. But, while we drink this energy booster, we almost always throw away what’s left on the bottom of the cup thinking it’s useless.
But, stop there for a second. This article can tell you how to effectively use coffee grounds around the house. Simply, spread them on some parchment paper and let it dry. Then, it’s ready to use.
14 USES OF COFFEE GROUNDS
1# Against under- eye bags
To look refreshed after waking up, mix coffee grounds with some olive oil and apply under your eyes.
Coffee grounds can significantly improve your hair quality, but be careful if you are fair-haired as it can darken your hair color.
3# Cellulite remedy
Many anti-cellulite products contain caffeine. However, a much cheaper version is to mix some oil and coffee grounds and use this mixture as an alternative to get rid of cellulite.
Owing to its skin-firming effects, coffee can be used as a scrub. It’ll give an amazing peeling effect on your skin.
As it’s free of chemicals, coffee can be used as a safe and cheap cleaning product. Its small grains are extremely efficient in cleaning pots, pans and surfaces.
6# In the fridge
If you want to eliminate the odors in your fridge, put a cup of coffee grounds in the fridge. These will absorb the bad smell.
7# Grill rust
Cleaning the sticky and smelly barbecue can really be a chore. But, you can easily restore its shine using coffee grounds. Simply put some coffee grounds on a sponge and rub the grill with it. In the end, rinse with warm water.
8# Against ants
The strong smell of coffee grounds can effectively repel ants and other pests that pose a threat to your garden.
9# Against fleas
You can also effectively fight fleas in your pets using moist coffee grounds and rubbing them into your pet’s fur and skin.
10# Against wasps
Place some coffee grounds in a fire-safe jar and light it with a match. This will steam and repel even the most stubborn wasps in a matter of seconds.
11# Against snails
Coffee grounds are also effective against snails. Sprinkle some around your plants to prevent damage.
12# Cat fright
You can protect your yard from stray cats but sprinkling some coffee grounds around your house. This makes an invisible barrier that holds stray cats at bay.
As worms love coffee grounds, putting some in your compost, can result in well-colonized droves, and thus a much higher production.
Last, but not least, coffee grounds are an efficient fertilizer, rich in nutrients including nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, all of which stimulate plant growth.