12 Uses For Leftover Coffee Grounds! If there is one thing in my house I use on a regular basis and can always count on having on hand… it would be leftover coffee grounds!
Every day I have at least 2 cups of coffee, as does Hubby, so we have leftover grounds and we just toss them, but there are so many uses for them!
From facial scrubs to cleaning out the fireplace there are so many things they can be used for it’s unbelievable! I love when I can find other uses for things we use every day or have on hand all the time!
Do you have any ideas for reusing things or using things most of us have on hand all of the time in a different way? I am not an “out of the box” thinker, so I love to hear other people’s ideas who are!
I thought I would research some ways to use them and share them with you!
Next time you make a pot/cup of coffee think about those grounds and check out these great ways to use them:
Place an open container of leftover grounds in your fridge or freezer to neutralize odors! No need to buy boxes of baking powder for that job anymore!
Use a damp cotton swab, dip into leftover grounds and use to minimize the look of scratches and in wood. Be sure to test a hidden spot before you do it to make sure you get the desired color.
Use leftover grounds in the garden to discourage bugs from getting to your plants and destroying them.
Use damp leftover grounds to help keep down the dust when cleaning out the fireplace. Just toss them on the ashes before you remove them.
Place an open container with leftover grounds in a room or car that needs deodorizing.
Use leftover grounds to deter cats from using your garden as a litter box.
Fertilize your garden and potted plants by adding leftover grounds to the soil or to your watering can.
Repel mosquitos by placing dry leftover coffee grounds in an aluminum pie pan, add a couple (do not soak) of drops of lighter fluid, carefully light the grounds and the smoke produced will ward off mosquito!
Add leftover grounds to your facial or body scrub for extra exfoliation.
Leftover grounds make a great abrasive cleanser for cleaning pots and pans.
Use leftover grounds as a hand cleaner to get rid of cooking smells on your hands such as onions.
Put leftover grounds in old hosiery or cheesecloth to make sachets you can place in closets and drawers to absorb odors.
What are your tips for Leftover Coffee Grounds? Share them in the comment section!