Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

Posted on August 28, 2007 by Allie

We’ve talked about using coffee grounds as a deodorizer, but there are lots of things you can do with the grounds after you’ve made your morning coffee.

Split Bean Coffee News has some great suggestions. Here are a few:

  • Mix with the soil around acid loving outdoor plants (azaleas, laurel, rhododendrons), or mix with water to give a boost to your houseplants.
  • Use wet or dry to scrub pots, pans, or a dirty sink
  • Rub on hands to get rid of onion and garlic smells
  • Sprinkle dried grounds on icy sidewalks to prevent slipping

CocoaJava has some great recommendations too!

  • Use coffee grounds as a facial treatment like a mudpack
  • Steeped grounds and a cotton swab can be used to touch up scratched furniture
  • Dry grounds. Tie in old pantyhose and use as an air freshener

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  1. Sounds good. I think I’ll have to start saving old coffee grounds for winter. When it’s icy here – look out! Driveway, front walk, just awful. I usually end up buying kitty litter and sprinkling it all over the walk. What a mess to clean up in spring!

    September 30th, 2008 at 12:32 am
    Comment by wendy

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