The Many Uses of Coffee Grounds

Check out the various uses for coffee grounds before you toss them!

Posted on: March 06, 2017

The Many Uses of Coffee Grounds

From beauty uses to gardening, used coffee grounds can be reused around the house.  Here are some of the most interesting ways you can use your grounds.  

GET RID OF DARK CIRCLES UNDER YOUR EYES

Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes You Tube

Simply rub used coffee grounds under your eyes and wait 10-15 minutes and rinse.  Not only to they help with dark circles, but they reduce puffiness.  

MAKE A COFFEE STAIN AND DARKEN YOUR WOOD WHILE KEEPING THE GRAIN

Make A Coffee Stain And Darken Your Wood While Keeping The Grain Everyday Family

Coffee works beautifully to stain wood, dye fabric and make antique looking paper. Instructions Here

MAKE YOUR POOCH SHINE!

Make Your Pooch Shine! Wikimedia Commons

We’ve all heard of coffee scrubs to exfoliate your skin.  It also works to get the gunk out of your four legged best buddy.  Simply add coffee grounds to Fido’s shampoo, scrub and rinse.  Not only will your pup smell like a latte, but their coat will be shiny and gunk free.  Yes, this works for long haired pups.  

COMBAT SCRATCHES IN WOOD FURNITURE

Combat Scratches In Wood Furniture This Old House

This hack is brilliant and effective.  Simply rub some damp grounds on the surface of scratches on wood (except for light colored wood).  Wipe it off in 10 minutes and voila, the coffee stain will reduce the appearance if not get rid of it completely.  

COFFEE GROUNDS ARE THE NEW BAKING SODA

Coffee Grounds Are The New Baking Soda How To Remove That

Simply place a flat surface (like a baking sheet or tray) of dry coffee grounds in your fridge to absorb any offensive smells. A shallow, wide bowl works as well.  

MAKE A MEAN SANTA MARIA STYLE MEAT RUB

Make A Mean Santa Maria Style Meat Rub New York Times

Coffee and meat are the new peanut butter and jelly.  Coffee adds depth and smokiness to rubs and are especially tasty with tri tip and pork loin (though you can use this rub anywhere).Recipe

GROW BLUE HYDRANGEAS

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Sick of pink hydrangeas?  The color of hydrangeas is impacted by the acidity of the soil.  Simply add coffee grounds to the base of the plant before the flowers bloom and you’ll get gorgeous blue-violet hydrangeas.

COFFEE SCRUB FOR YOUR HAIR, FACE OR BODY: READ

Coffee Scrub For Your Hair, Face Or Body:  READ []( “”)

For your face, make sure your coffee grounds are extra fine.  The last thing you want is large, sharp edges taking off your skin.  Either mix it with your cleanser or add it to an organic oil that won’t clog your skin (like aragon or avacado oil).  If you’re making a body scrub, you can use any oil combined with a coarser ground. Ditto for your hair. 

GET RID OF THE TARNISH ON YOUR COPPER POTS

Get Rid Of The Tarnish On Your Copper Pots Pinterest

Have you ever noticed that when your tomato based pasta sauce boils over the edge of your copper pots, after you clean the pot they are shiny?  Well, much like the acid in tomatoes, coffee grounds work the same way to eat the tarnish off of your pots.  

KEEP YOUR DRIVEWAY AND SIDEWALK SNOW & ICE FREE

Keep Your Driveway And Sidewalk Snow & Ice Free Buzzfeed

Coffee grounds are a perfect way to keep your sidewalks and paths ice free.  The acidity in the grinds is excellent for melting ice.

KEEP YOUR GARDEN PEST FREE

Keep Your Garden Pest Free The Telegraph

Slugs and snails are the nemesis of most home gardens. Protect your plants with a coffee ground barrier.  

SUPER CHARGE YOUR COMPOSTING

Super Charge Your Composting Tasting Table

Adding coffee grounds to your compost been increases the speed that it breaks down.  Similar to using it for ice, the acidity helps break down the compost.  In addition, worms are addicted to compost and will eat it up.