How to repurpose used coffee grounds

2018-05-15 12:33 #0 by: Niklas

Here are some things you might not know about used coffee grounds. You can use them to:

  • Repel bugs, ants, and snails

  • Fertilize plants

  • Deodorize wheelie bins

  • Color flowers

  • Unblock drains

  • Deodorize fridges

  • Remove stains

  • Get rid of onion and garlic smell

  • Remove scratches on furniture

  • Make body scrub

  • Make your hair shine

  • Reduce eye puffiness

  • Make candles

  • Bake

Read more details on using coffee grounds at Hyggebox on Medium:

Coffee Drinkers — Here’s 14 ways to use your coffee grounds

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2018-05-15 17:16 #1 by: Leia

I will definitely try using my leftovers to deodorize my wheelie bins. With summer right around the corner, hot days make my bin very smelly!

All the best, Leia

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2018-05-15 22:07 #2 by: Tammie

Wow, I love it. So many ways to repurpose used coffee grounds!

Happy creating!


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2018-05-16 21:37 #3 by: jadekintz

Coffee does amazing things for tomatoes and also protects my garden from slugs, those things are the worst! 

2018-05-17 06:51 #4 by: Niklas

How much coffee grounds do you use for slugs and where do you put it? I guess you can't sprinkle the whole garden with them.

2018-05-17 08:35 #5 by: Evelina

Growing up we lived in a place that was near a stray cat colony. We tried putting coffee grounds in the yard to keep the cats from pooping everywhere. Don’t remember if it helped

2018-05-22 15:45 #6 by: jadekintz

#4 I usually throw my grounds around the plants about three times a week, if I don't put them in the garden I store them in a zip lock bag with egg shells and create a tea at the end of the week to water my blueberries and tomatoes. Basically anything acidic the coffee helps.


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