Ways to Reuse Coffee
If you drink a lot of coffee, then you may feel bad when you see the used grounds going into the trash can, or the leftover coffee being poured down the drain. Here are some great Ways To Us Coffee that will help you feel less wasteful, and work to your benefit. Everything from skin care to cleaning chores can be done with used coffee grounds.
WAYS TO REUSE COFFEE
Sprinkle Grounds Around Plants To Prevent Pests: Many bugs and critters do not like the strong smell of coffee around plants. It is a great pest control method in your vegetable and flower gardens.
Use In Homemade Beauty Products: Both leftover coffee and coffee grounds are great in beauty products. The antioxidants in coffee are wonderful for your skin, and the grounds are great to use as an exfoliator. This homemade Coffee Sugar Scrub is a favorite!
Get Rid Of Odors: Sprinkle grounds in the bottom of a trash can, or place into the refrigerator or freezer to create a great deodorant. It also works wonderfully on hands to rid them of harsh odors from cutting up garlic and onions. Leftover coffee can be simmered on the stove with some cinnamon or orange peels for a wonderful potpouri as well.
Use As A Cleaning Abrasive: Have a dirty skillet, stove or oven to clean? Use coffee grounds as a cheap and effective abrasive. Used along with traditional soaps, this help clean built on grease easily and quickly.
In Recipes: Perfect for adding to a batch of chocolate cake, cupcakes, mousse, or even a milkshake. A small spoon of coffee grounds will help bring together great flavors and enhance the richness of the chocolate. Freeze leftover coffee in ice cubes to toss into sauces, and recipes for a boost of flavor.
With Milk For Iced Coffee: Combine 2 parts coffee with 1 part milk and a little sugar and flavor syrup for a quick and tasty iced coffee everyone will love as an afternoon pick me up.
These great ways to reuse coffee grounds will help you feel better about wasting them after your pot of coffee. Not only can you do multiple things for yourself, you can clean and take care of unwanted pests. Coffee grounds will mold quickly though, so make sure you are keeping them refrigerated or use only in small amounts as needed.
Ask the readers: What other ways to reuse coffee grounds did we miss? We’d love to hear the ways to reuse coffee that you come up with!
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