7 Genius Uses for Your Leftover Coffee Grounds

After you’ve brewed your morning coffee, what do you do with the grounds. If you usually toss them, then you’ll want to take a look at these ideas for inspiration.

  1. Help Your Garden Grow:

    Coffee grounds mixed in soil can help make flowers and plants, like roses, in your garden grow and flourish. They can also make your compost much more productive.

  2. Buff Out Dings on Wooden Furniture:

    If you’ve got dings or scratches in your wood furniture or floors, grab some coffee grounds and a q-tip. Just apply the grounds straight to the problem areas, then let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before you buff the area with a cotton rag.

  3. Treat Cellulite:

    Mix in some coffee grounds with your normal moisturizer. Then once you’ve washed your body in the shower, massage in your scrub, then rinse skin with warm water. Over time, this should help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

  4. Enhance Your Hair Color:

    Brunettes and redheads – simply add 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds to your shampoo to enhance the color of your hair. If you want more dramatic results, you can also saturate your dry hair with brewed coffee or espresso and cover your hair with a plastic shower cap for 20 minutes before washing.

  5. Eliminate Odors in the Fridge:

    Use coffee grounds just like you would baking soda in the fridge. The grounds will absorb odors and keep your fridge smelling fresh.

  6. Dye Fabrics:

    Just boil a pot of water and pour coffee grounds in and steep. Now you have a base for dye. You can also give paper an antique feeling with coffee grounds!

  7. Clean Your Fireplace:

    Tossing some coffee grounds into your fireplace will actually help to clean it. According to Real Simple, just sprinkle a handful of grounds onto the ashes to prevent flyaways.