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How Can You Reuse Coffee Grounds

You can recycle coffee grounds and there are several ways to do it. Read on to find out how can you reuse coffee grounds and prevent environmental problems.
The World Economic Forum published a report according to which every day people around the world consume about 2 billion cups of coffee. Just imagine how much coffee grounds they throw in the trash bins. When compostable materials are placed into such kind of conditions, their decomposition creates methane gas. It is the 2nd most predominant greenhouse gas, that significantly affects environment. Its consequences may range from negative changes in plant growth to ozone depletion.

However, you can recycle coffee grounds and there are several ways to do it. Read on to find out how can you reuse coffee grounds and prevent environmental problems.

Use them as fertilizer

Coffee grounds have numerous nutritious for the soil elements and may be used as a fertilizer in the garden. It is a natural and cheap option in comparison with fertilizers. Just add them to soil in your garden and place it around acid-loving plants: hydrangeas, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, and others.

The coffee grounds can also be used as a repellent for scaring away insects like aphids and slugs. As coffee grounds have nitrogen (that attracts beneficial worms), they may contribute to compost heap as well.

Pest repellent

We have mentioned above that coffee grounds can deter insects. For instance, ants are afraid of their smell. And the slightly abrasive texture of the coffee grounds is able to irritate such soft bellied pests as slugs and snails.

You can also soak used coffee grounds in water at night, then strain out the grounds and use this liquid as a foliar spray.

Food odors absorbant

Put coffee grounds in the back of your refrigerator or any other places if you want to get rid of unpleasant smells. All those smells are likely to be absorbed overnight. Some people even use them even in the car, kitchen, cabinets, and on the hands. To get rid of the sharp smells from fish, garlic, or onion just use some coffee grounds.

Cleaning product

Coffee grounds are considered to be more abrasive (capable of polishing a hard surface by rubbing or grinding) than soda. Thus, using them is a perfect option for scouring pots and pans or even grease and gunk on the counter.

At the same time, they aren’t too harsh and won’t damage the surfaces of your furniture, so it’s quite safe to use.

Beauty product

Coffee grounds can be used to make exfoliating body scrub by adding them to warm water or your natural oil. The resulted liquid will remove your dead skin cells and create tighter and healthier skin. Coffee grounds make good antioxidant mask and is applicable for the face skin too. To make a mask you need to combine steeped grounds, unrefined coconut oil, and raw almond milk. Apply it on the face and rinse away after 10 minutes.

Coffee is an effective puffy eye reducer so the mix of coffee grounds, teaspoon of coconut oil and water will reduce swelling.

Applying caffeine to the skin increases blood flow and can promote hair growth. Rubbing coffee grounds into your hair will remove residues of styling products, as well as dead skin cells.

It turns out that coffee grounds are a good source of numerous things. You can give them the second life and get fertilizer, compost heal, cleaning product, smell absorber and nutrients for the face and body.

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