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.
- Eliminate stinky smells, such as onions or garlic. Scrub hands, utensils and cutting boards with wet coffee grounds and the odor will be gone.
- Mix coffee grounds into your soil or compost for happy, healthy roses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mix the grounds with citrus peels and lay the mixture around flowerbeds to prevent the neighborhood cat from ruining blooms.
- 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.
- 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.
- Extend the life of cut flowers with a mix of coffee grounds and soil in a vase or other flower container.
- Make some “play clay” dirt that is non-toxic by using coffee and other ingredients. You can find the recipe here.
- Fill a pin cushion with coffee beans, and your pins will never rust.
- 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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