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12 Household Uses for Coffee

The coffee-lovers have 12 new reasons to celebrate the mighty coffee bean. Explore these new household uses for coffee that are a real kick.
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12 Household Uses for Coffee

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The coffee-lovers have 12 new reasons to celebrate the mighty coffee bean. Explore these new household uses for coffee that are a real kick.

  1. Eliminate stinky smells, such as onions or garlic. Scrub hands, utensils and cutting boards with wet coffee grounds and the odor will be gone.
  2. Mix coffee grounds into your soil or compost for happy, healthy roses. 
  3. DIY your own body scrub when you mix coffee grounds into coconut oil. This natural exfoliant delivers a small measure of skin tightening caffeine as well as a yummy aroma. 
  4. Ever notice that candle shops put out bowls of coffee beans? A natural DIY deodorizer, coffee will absorb unpleasant or overwhelming odors from the air. 
  5. Many insects do not like the smell or acidity of coffee and may avoid areas where there is a high concentration of coffee grounds. Lay the grounds around borders to discourage pests. 
  6. Mix the grounds with citrus peels and lay the mixture around flowerbeds to prevent the neighborhood cat from ruining blooms.
  7. Turn your hydrangeas from pink to blue. The plants respond to the pH levels in the soil. Adding coffee grounds will influence the color of your flowers. 
  8. Did you know that worms are attracted to coffee? If you want beneficial worms to move into your garden, give them some of the good stuff.
  9. Extend the life of cut flowers with a mix of coffee grounds and soil in a vase or other flower container.
  10. Make some “play clay” dirt that is non-toxic by using coffee and other ingredients. You can find the recipe here
  11. Fill a pin cushion with coffee beans, and your pins will never rust. 
  12. Stop suffering from a dusty cloud of ash each time you sweep your fireplace by adding wet coffee grounds to the soot before sweeping. Magic. 

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