14 simple ideas to reuse coffee grounds

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Fertilizer with coffee grounds

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One of the most common ways to reuse coffee grounds is as fertilizer for plants. But, calm down! Don’t just pour the powder over the vase.

Ideally, the powder should be diluted in the irrigation water, so that the nutrients are gradually released into the soil.

Another interesting way to use coffee grounds as fertilizer is mixing it with some other organic residue, such as eggshells or fruit peels.

That way, you balance the amount and variety of nutrients that go into the soil.

The recipe is quite simple: put equal portions of coffee grounds, eggshells and banana peels in a blender and then add a liter of cold water. Remembering that the eggshells must be clean, dry and previously crushed until it turns into flour.

Blend this mixture in a blender until it becomes a thick and thick broth. Let it ferment for two or three days in an airy, shady place. Then, just mix this liquid with the irrigation water and fertilize your plants.

Want another idea on how to use coffee grounds on plants? So write it down: sprinkle some of the powder over the soil, either in the vase or in the flower bed. But don’t overdo it. This small amount of dust is enough to help fight pests and other diseases that often affect plants, as well as protect the soil from the sun’s rays.


The coffee grounds can still be used in the compost bin. It becomes fertilizer when it mixes with other organic waste deposited for composting. Not to mention that earthworms love coffee!

Coffee grounds on face

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Leaving now from plant care to aesthetic care. Did you know that coffee grounds can turn into a great face mask? So it is!

Coffee powder helps make the skin smoother and firmer looking. To do this, just mix some of the coffee grounds in two tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply this mixture to the skin of the entire face and neck in gentle, circular motions. Wait about 20 minutes and then rinse.

Exfoliation for skin

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The coffee powder has the ideal size beans for a gentle exfoliation of the skin, both face and body.

However, care must be taken not to damage the skin. Therefore, the recommendation is to mix the powder in a cream or body oil and then apply it on the skin with gentle movements.

Then rinse.

Anti cellulite treatment

You didn `t see it coming! Coffee grounds can be used as an auxiliary treatment for cellulite. This is all because of the caffeine.

The substance is even widely used in very expensive aesthetic products. So here’s the tip!

For this homemade treatment you will only need coffee grounds and coconut oil. Mix the two ingredients and gently massage into the area where you want to treat. Then rinse. To obtain results, the ideal is to carry out this treatment at least once a week.

Use for hair growth

Want long, soft locks? Then apply coffee grounds directly to the strands. And this is not popular belief! Several studies around the world, including one carried out by the Department of Dermatology at the University of Jena, Germany, claim that coffee grounds stimulate hair growth.

According to the study, the caffeine present in both liquid coffee and the grounds had positive effects on the development and growth of hair, even accelerating this process.

For this, you just need to apply coffee grounds on the scalp, massage gently for a few minutes and that’s it. It is recommended that this treatment be performed twice a week for best results.

Elimination of hand odors

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Nobody likes to have their hands stinking of garlic, onions or fish, right? But I’m glad you have coffee grounds in your house.

This magic dust is perfect for getting unpleasant odors out of your hand. Just apply a little of the coffee grounds on your hand and rub it gently, remembering to pass the powder between your fingers and on your nails. Then rinse and you’re done.

Insect repellent

How about now making an insect repellent using coffee grounds? It works great for flies and ants.

Start by mixing 100 grams of coffee grounds in a liter of water. Shake well and then transfer the liquid to a spray bottle. Then just apply it in the places where the insects appear.

Surface cleaning

Remember that we mentioned earlier that the phenolic compounds in coffee have an astringent effect? Well, this characteristic of coffee makes it widely used in domestic cleaning.

The astringency of ground coffee combined with its slightly abrasive and acidic power are great for cleaning countertops, household appliances, grills and greasy dishes. Even the kitchen floor can be cleaned with coffee grounds.

It is possible to use the powder alone or in combination with your conventional cleaning products, enhancing the effect of both.

Removing odors from household appliances

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Coffee grounds can also be very useful for removing odors inside household appliances.

You know when the fridge smells bad or you make popcorn in the microwave and the smell sticks to the appliance? In all these cases you can use the same solution: a pot with coffee grounds. Only that.

Place the uncapped container inside the appliance and leave it there for a few days or until the smell has completely disappeared.

This same tip goes for removing odors from other places in the house, such as wardrobe, for example.

In this case, the tip is to put the coffee grounds inside a thin sock and make a little bundle. Tie and place inside your closet.

Natural dye

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How about now using coffee grounds to make a natural dye for fabrics and papers? Believe me, it works.

For the dye to work, you need to boil enough water to cover the fabric you want to dye. Then add the coffee grounds and mix. Place the fabric in the sequence and let it soak for a few minutes. Remove, remove excess water and place to dry.

The coffee pigments will penetrate the fabric fibers and dye them naturally.

Furniture restoration

Do you have any scratched or scratched furniture at home? So, once again, the tip is to use coffee grounds.

For this, make a paste using the dregs and warm water. Then apply a small amount over the scratch using smooth strokes.

Repeat the process until you notice that the scratches have disappeared.

Flea repellent

Everyday coffee residue can help you get rid of your pet’s fleas.

The tip is to use a portion of coffee grounds on the fur of your pet right after the bath. Gently rub and rinse.

The fleas will go away and your kitty will still have soft, shiny fur.

However, if the flea infestation is very large, then the most recommended thing is to use an anti-flea recommended by the veterinarian.

Keep the mosquito away from dengue

And, finally, another super use for coffee grounds: repelling dengue mosquitoes.

Just put the coffee grounds in the little dish of your plants. In addition to killing mosquito eggs, coffee grounds also prevent mosquitoes from depositing new larvae in the area.

Did you write down all the tips? So now there’s no excuse to throw coffee grounds in the trash.

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