After you’re done brewing a pot or cup of coffee, you just need to toss the grounds into the compost, right? Not so fast! While composting coffee grounds is a fabulous option, you might be surprised at a few of the other things you can use them for.
Use your spent coffee grounds…
- To deodorize your fridge. Instead of dishing out your dollars to purchase baking soda, use your spent coffee grounds to absorb foul fridge odors. Simply place the spent grounds in an open container in the fridge.
- To scrub your pots & pants without scratches. Use spent coffee grounds, along with a sturdy sponge, to help scrub stuck-on food or grease without leaving nasty scratches.
- As a scrub. Add some coffee grounds to your facial soap, or my favorite, some honey. Apply to your face & rub in a circular motion to help exfoliate your skin. And don’t limit this to your face. Any area of your body that needs exfoliated could benefit. Not sure how to use honey as a face wash? Try following our easy-peasy directions.
- As an odor-releasing hand wash. After handling stinky foods like fish or onions, rub your hands with a mixture of coffee grounds & soap. The smell will vanish upon rinsing.
- As a dye. We’ve all spilled coffee on our clothes at one time or another. It stains! Try steeping spent coffee grounds in hot water, straining, & using as a light brown dye for fabrics or even paper.