There are millions of coffee bean users around the world who simply throw the grounds into the trash after they are done making coffee. I will aim to explain subtle ways to reuse coffee grounds in the home and garden.

Unclog Drains Using Coffee Grounds

From time to time your kitchen sink and face basin drain will get clogged with sludge and debris. An easy way to clear this block is by using this subtle process; Mix a handful of used coffee grounds with a half cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of liquid soap.

Place the mixture in the drain and pour boiled water on it. This will clear the block and remove the sludge quickly and easily. You can repeat the process if it is really bad. 

 

Rid Your Kitchen Of Strong After Fry Smell 

Ever notice that strong smell of oil in your kitchen after you’re through frying up a storm of chicken and fish. Delicious as the food will taste that smell will linger in your kitchen sometimes for days.

Let me share a simple way to rid your kitchen of that smell using leftover coffee grounds. You can neutralize the odor by boiling the leftover coffee grounds in a small pot for a few minutes under low heat and leave the pot open in the kitchen overnight.

 

Coffee Grounds Compost Mix

Storing your coffee ground, mixing it with dried leaves and cutting grass from your lawn over time becomes great compost. This can be used to give your flowers a lift especially plants that are acidic in nature like

Lily of the valley. Other plants will enjoy the boost as well since the mixture will contain a balance of acidic and alkaline properties. This means it can be used as mulch for all your plants. Your plants will be happy for the organic boost.

 

Making Potting Mix Made From Used Coffee Grounds

Making your own potting mix to sew your seeds for your summer gardening is simpler than you think. This can be done using simple items around your house. To create a balanced potting mix you will need two parts Wood ash with one part crushed charcoal {refined charcoal} and one part used coffee grounds.

The wood ash and charcoal are alkaline while the coffee is acidic. This is why the mix will create a balance that will germinate any type of seed you will be sewing. Combine the dry mixture fill your potting tray. Pour water over the potting mix to moisten it then sew your seeds.

 

Make Scented Oil With Used Coffee Grounds

 

Create your own wonderful aromatherapy using leftover coffee grounds. This is can be made using the most basic household items. These include olive oil, Eucalyptus oil, diffuser, peppermint and used coffee grounds.

Now if want more of a coffee aroma pour olive oil into your diffuser halfway then a small amount of used coffee grounds, light your candle and enjoy the subtle aromas filling the room. 

To get a minted aroma, pour Eucalyptus oil or peppermint halfway in your diffuser then add a small amount of used coffee grounds, light your candle and enjoy the burst of aroma filling the room.

 

Making Body Scrub Using Leftover Coffee Grounds

Ladies are pretty keen about how their body looks. Clearly, a woman likes to look beautiful. An economical way to exfoliate and maintain a glowing body is to use household items to get the job done. For this you will need a small bowl, a handful used coffee grounds, an ounce of honey and lemon.

Mix an ounce of honey into a hand full of used coffee grounds and squeeze a lemon into the mixture. Add a bit of water if the mixture is too thick. Spread evenly over your body and massage your skin gently with the mixture then rinse. This can be done once per week to get rid of dead skin cells. Once the dead skin cells are exfoliated you can scrub twice per month to maintain your glow.   

 

Balancing Your Garden Soil With Coffee Grounds

For your summer garden if you intend to grow a particular crop you will have to create the balance in the soil conducive to growing that crop. Now for growing a crop such as a carrot or some Radish the soil should be acidic.

Coffee Ground is acidic. Hence mixing this into your garden bed before sewing your carrot seed or radish will ensure a successful crop. An added benefit is to use compost coffee ground to line your bed to ward off pests and insects.

 

Flavoring Your Meat With Coffee Grounds

Creative twists to cooking traditional meals are now a trend. A twist to kosher meat preparations that add color and flavor is to reuse coffee grounds as an ingredient when preparing lamb chops.

Depending on the number of used coffee grounds you use the meat will come out dark or tanned with a nice flavor. If you prefer a lighter color and a subtle flavor use less coffee grounds. Use a bit more coffee grounds if you desire a stronger coffee flavor and deeper color.

 

Oil Absorber Made With Used Coffee Grounds

When doing deep-fry chicken and festivals you always want to have some way to draw that excess oil from your fried items. A simple way to do this is by spreading dry used coffee grounds on the bottom of the container that display the fried items in.

Then add a couple of layers of grease paper over the used coffee grounds. The layer of coffee grounds should be about half centimeter thick. This will soak up the excess oil from the grease paper and give off a nice aroma.

 

Roach Trap Using Leftover  Coffee Ground

It is interesting how some basic things with powerful effects are overlooked until we find benefits. The likes of the way used coffee grounds can either deter insects or draw them to it. For roaches, it draws them to it.

To make a trap you need a fly trap tape, some used coffee grounds, and two small rocks. Chose a corner of your kitchen counter that you can stretch the tape across to make a triangle with walls and the tape inside the triangle place the used coffee ground.

The tape has a clue on it that will catch the roach either when they are going for the coffee grounds or on the return from the coffee grounds. This is because both the fly trap tape and the used coffee grounds will attract the roach. The rocks are for holding the tape in place.

 

Making Wood Stain From Coffee Grounds

A rather creative twist on used coffee grounds is to use it to make wood stain for refurbishing your wooden furniture. The process is quite simple.

Add two cups of leftover coffee grounds to three cups water, boil with low heat till the water becomes super dark and starts to simmer. Let it sit till it’s cool. Be sure to clean and sand furniture of all sealers and most of the wood stain on it.

This is to create an absorbent surface for tincture. Apply the stain using a soft hairbrush allow it to dry before applying the sealer to give it that shine. Also if you wish to make the furniture darker apply a second coat of stain and allow it to dry before applying the sealer to it.

 

Making Coffee Based Pastry Using Leftover  Coffee Grounds

When making coffee-based pastry some people will use Coffee Grounds. While some persons will brew the used coffee grounds, then use that liquid to mix the batter for baking. Whichever way you prefer works. Both ways will give you great tasting coffee flavored pastry. The difference will be that the products with the used coffee grounds will have more fiber.

 

Take Moisture And Odor Out Of Your Shoes With Used Coffee Grounds

If you are one of those persons with feet that sweat a lot then you know embarrassing odor that follows taking your shoes off.  I guess these people also drink coffee not knowing that reused dry coffee grounds can be used to take moisture and odor out of their shoes.

How works, is at the end of the day when you take your shoes off throw a hand full or two of dry used coffee grounds into each foot of thee. Leave it to sit till the next time you are going to wear the shoes.

 

Hiding Cigarette Smell With Used Coffee Grounds

Sometimes a  person wants to be discrete about their bad habits. Cigarette smell on your hand and face is a sure giveaway. Mixing some apple cider vinegar, hand wash soap and used coffee grounds into your palms when you wash your hands and face will give you’re a temporary cover. If the cigarette is strong repeat the process a couple of times.

 

Acne Treatment Using Leftover  Coffee Grounds

Effective acne treatment can be made using basic household items. What you will need for this treatment is a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, half a lemon and a tablespoon of used coffee grounds.

Mix the ingredients together and use it the scrub your face each day. This can also be used as a mask to penetrate the pores and rejuvenate the skin. After applying this treatment for a week you should be seeing results.

 

Getting Rid Of Oil Odor From Frying Pans Using Coffee Grounds

Sometimes after doing a lot of frying your pans will still hold that oil residue and smell after they are washed. An easy and effective way to get rid of that oil smell and grease is to use leftover  coffee grounds.

After washing your pan mix some liquid soap and used coffee grounds in a small bowl. Use this mixture to give the pans a second scrubbing this will get rid of both smell and grease.

Degreasing Hood Range Using Leftover  Coffee Grounds

Your hood range is one of the hardest working piece of equipment in your kitchen. However, cleaning it can equally be one of the hardest pieces of work you do in your kitchen. This clean can be made easy by using a simple process.

After taking it down drain most of the grease out of it. Flush it with hot water. Get a small bowl place a handful of used coffee grounds in it add liquid soap. Use this mixture to scrub between and under the hood blades then flush with hot water. This will leave the hood sparkly clean.

 

Clean BBQ Grill With Used Coffee Grounds

Who would have thought that coffee grounds could be effective in cleaning a BBQ grill? This is one of the simplest cleaning processes. Basically, you start with a steel brush to loosen all that food stuck on and between the grill.

Then rinse that away and make a mixture of used coffee grounds and liquid soap in a small bowl. Use this to scrub the grill then rinse with hot water. This gets rid of grease and odor all in one wash.

 

Clean Up Spills Using  Coffee Grounds

An effective cleanup medium for any kind of spill is a mixture made from two household leftovers. Mixing wood ash and used coffee grounds creates a super cleanup medium for any kind of spills.

This works well around the house whether it oils from working in your garage all day, or a painting accident from a DIY job, this mixture is both absorbent and odor neutralizing.

 

Making Light Alcohol Drinks Using Leftover  Coffee Grounds

 

The same day reuse of the coffee grounds, can make great alcohol-based drinks. This means after your morning coffee, you can brew the same coffee grounds to make a favorite cold or hot alcohol-based beverage.

Some people like Irish coffee and others go for hot white, Russian. Whichever you like is just as great with a second brewing of the same coffee grounds.

I trust that I have brought to your attention a couple of things you can now reuse coffee grounds to do. This is a way to recycle and reuse.

 

 

20 Ways To Reuse Coffee Grounds In The Home And Garden

Here are 20 great ways to reuse coffee grounds in and around the home.

Instructions

Unclog Drains Using Coffee Grounds

Rid Your Kitchen Of Strong After Fry Smell With Used Coffee Grounds

Make Compost Mix With Used Coffee Grounds

Make Potting Mix With Used Coffee Grounds

Make Scented Oil With Used Coffee Grounds

Make Body Scrub by Using Leftover Coffee Grounds

Balance Your Garden Soil With Coffee Grounds

Flavor Your Meat With Coffee Grounds

Used Coffee Grounds Can Make An Oil Absorber

Roach Trap Using Leftover  Coffee Ground

Make Wood Stain From Coffee Grounds

Making Coffee Based Pastry Using Leftover  Coffee Grounds

Take Moisture And Odor Out Of Your Shoes With Used Coffee Grounds

Hiding Cigarette Smell With Used Coffee Grounds

Acne Treatment Using Leftover  Coffee Grounds

Getting Rid Of Oil Odor From Frying Pans Using Coffee Grounds

Degreasing Hood Range Using Leftover  Coffee Grounds

Clean BBQ Grill With Used Coffee Grounds

Clean Up Spills Using  Coffee Grounds

Make Light Alcohol Drinks Using Leftover  Coffee Grounds

 

 

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