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What To Do With Used Coffee Grounds

Do you ever think while tossing those used coffee grounds every morning – there must be something I could do with these? Well you’re in luck, because there are tons of things you can do with used coffee grounds! From keeping your plants healthy to keeping your skin glowing, Fusion Coffee Beans breaks down what to do with used coffee grounds.

Used Coffee Grounds for Plants

Coffee grounds make a great fertilizer! They actually contain several key minerals for plant growth including nitrogen, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and chromium. If you’re using your grounds outdoors in the garden, they also help to attract worms, which any gardner (and grower!) knows are great for your garden. All it takes is a sprinkle of used coffee grounds in the soil around your plants and you’re good to go.

Used Coffee Grounds for Composting

If you’re working with a small garden, however,  you may be wondering how you can use all of the coffee grounds you save up every morning for just a few houseplants. If you don’t need fertilizer right away, you can always compost the coffee grounds. Composting is great for your yard and can be used to turn organic waste such as food scraps and debris from your yard into a nutrient-rich material. Compost helps soil hold onto more nutrients and water, therefore making your garden healthy and vibrant.

Used Coffee Grounds for Your Skin

Whoever thought of rubbing coffee grounds on your body? Actually, it’s the coarseness of used coffee grounds that makes them a perfect exfoliant for your skin. You can create a used coffee grounds scrub by simply mixing the grounds with a bit of water or even a bit of coconut oil, and then rubbing the mixture directly onto your face and body. Not only does it act as an exfoliant, but the caffeine in the grounds also has antioxidant properties that can protect your skin from sun damage. Rubbing in the grounds also increases blood flow to those areas, which helps give you beautiful, glowing skin. It can actually help to lessen the appearance of cellulite due to its ability to increase blood flow to areas of the body. Rubbing for about 10 minutes twice a week can make a difference in the look of cellulite, which many women experience. An all-in-one and free multi-use skincare solution! 

Used Coffee Grounds for Cleaning

The coarseness of the used coffee grounds can also work on other things, like cleaning pots and pans for example. Their abrasive nature make them great cleaning agents for any surface that needs buildup removed including sinks, bathrooms, or even grills. Especially if you don’t like to use harsh chemicals to clean your home, give coffee grounds a try!

Used Coffee Grounds for Odors

While we’re on the topic of cleaning, used coffee grounds can also be used to neutralize odors in your household. They contain nitrogen, which can help to eliminate sulfur gas from the air when combined with carbon. Use it in your fridge, your drawers (fill old socks or pantyhose with the grounds), your shoes, your gym bag, in your car, or anywhere that could use a little freshening. 
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