Perk Up Your Day: 5 Uses for Leftover Coffee Grounds

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Perk Up Your Day: 5 Uses for Leftover Coffee Grounds
Perk Up Your Day: 5 Uses for Leftover Coffee Grounds

Coffee lovers, ever find yourself with a mountain of leftover coffee grounds after your morning brew? Don't toss them out —these leftovers have plenty of uses, we’re going to be showing you our top 5:

  1. Fridge Freshener Magic:

We've all been there—the mystery of the stinky fridge. Fear not, because your leftover coffee grounds can help. Place an open container of dried coffee grounds in the back of your fridge to absorb any funky odours. Forget about chemical-laden air fresheners, coffee grounds are like the superhero of natural deodorisers, leaving your fridge smelling fresh.

  1. Green Thumb Gourmet:  

If you've got a green thumb or aspire to have one, your leftover coffee grounds can play the role of a nutrient-packed sidekick. Mix the grounds into the soil of your indoor or outdoor plants to give them a caffeine kick. The grounds release nitrogen, potassium, and other essential minerals as they decompose, acting as a natural fertiliser. 

  1. Hand Odor Hocus Pocus:

After chopping onions or handling something particularly smelly in the kitchen, washing your hands with soap sometimes just doesn't cut it. Enter coffee grounds, the magical odour absorbers. Rub a small handful of grounds between your hands as if you're washing them, and watch the coffee grounds work their aromatic magic. Not only will your hands smell great, but the grounds also act as an exfoliant, leaving your skin feeling smooth.

  1. DIY Coffee Scrub:

Who needs an expensive spa day when you can create your own coffee scrub at home? Mix your leftover coffee grounds with a bit of coconut oil and maybe a dash of cinnamon or vanilla extract for a DIY exfoliating scrub. Not only will your skin thank you for the rejuvenation, but the aroma will transport you to a coffee paradise. Warning: using this scrub might induce cravings for your favourite coffee shop's pastries!

  1. Pests Be Gone:

Unwanted visitors in your garden? Coffee grounds can act as a natural deterrent for pests like ants, snails, and slugs. Sprinkle a generous amount around the base of your plants or create a coffee ground barrier, and these critters will think twice before invading your green haven. 

Before you dump those leftover coffee grounds, consider the possibilities they hold. From freshening up your fridge to giving your plants a pick-me-up, coffee grounds are super versatile. Who knew that your coffee grounds could make your life so much perkier?

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