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Ways to use coffee grounds

If you're into recycling, you'll find these ways to use coffee grounds very interesting.

20/07/2018

Who doesn't love a cup of hot coffee in the mornings, and we found some great ways to put those leftover coffee grounds to good use in very interesting ways.

Did you know that coffee grounds are rich in copper, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium, so don't toss your leftover coffee grounds into the trash, unless of course you're putting them on the compost heap! You would be surprised at the number of ways you can use coffee grounds.

 

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Ban Odours

Coffee grounds are great for getting rid of odours. Store them in a container so that you have some handy when you need them to ban odours in the fridge. Simply spoon some coffee grounds into a bowl and leave this in your fridge for a couple of days. The grounds absorb all the smelly odours and leave your fridge smelling fresh.

Make up your own unique potpourri to keep a bathroom fresh by combining coffee grounds with dried cinnamon sticks and star anise. You can also add dried herbs from your garden to up the aroma.

Enrich your compost

As mentioned previously, coffee grounds are choc full of minerals that are great for the compost heap, and are also rich in nitrogen. An essential 'green matter' for your compost and assist in maintaining heat by ensuring that bacteria have a hospitable growth environment.

Fertiliser for house plants

Use coffee grounds as a fertiliser for all your house plants. As an organic fertiliser it improves drainage, helps the soil retain moisture and also aerates the soil. Your plants will love a bit of coffee just as much as you do, but use moderately unless plants are acid-loving, and in which instance they will flourish.

Pest repellant

Bet you didn't know that coffee grounds are a good ant, slug and snail repellant. Sprinkle coffee grounds where ants like to visit. The strong aroma of coffee grounds repels these household pests. You can also sprinkle coffee grounds around seedlings to protect them from attack by ants, slugs and snails.

Disguise scratches in wood furniture

You can use coffee grounds to naturally tint wood furniture and help disguise scratches. Add a small amount of liquid to coffee grounds and then use a cotton bud to apply this to scratches. After disguising scratches apply a wax polish over the top.

 

 

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