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7 Ways to use leftover coffee grounds at home

Ritika Tiwari Ritika Tiwari

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If everyone in your family is a coffee drinker, then you know how much bean grounds gets wasted daily. One might think that coffee can only be a drink substitute. But the truth is that there are numerous other situations where you can use it mainly at home. That is why in today's ideabook we are going to share seven such tips for using leftover coffee grounds.

1. A natural deodorant

In case you love the smell of fresh coffee then you are in for a surprise. Coffee grounds can also act as a natural deodorant. They can be placed in different parts of your home to make it smell fragrant. These places can include your kitchen, toilets, and even your car. However, one thing that you should always remember is to dry out all the moisture from the coffee ground so that it does not become moldy.

2. Removes foot odor

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For people who are scared to remove their shoes in public due to the fear of bad smell, leftover coffee grounds can be a saving grace. All you need to do is make a small sachet of the coffee and tuck it inside your shoes before wearing. It helps to remove all the moisture or order and keeps your feet smelling fresh all day.

3. Closet dehumidifier

Kannan - Sonali and Gaurav's residence:  Dressing room by Sandarbh Design Studio
Sandarbh Design Studio

Kannan—Sonali and Gaurav's residence

Sandarbh Design Studio

We are all familiar with the musky smell that comes out of our clothes during the rainy season. The simplest way to make your clothes and dressing room smell fresh all the time is by adding a sachet of coffee grounds in your closet. It acts as a natural wardrobe dehumidifier and keeps you away from all the chemical ones which might give you allergic reactions.

4. Absorbs grease

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It is usually a hassle to wipe out the remaining oil after grilling or frying food. It not only ruins a considerable amount of kitchen towels but also does not clean your decorative counters properly. In a situation like this, you can pore some coffee grounds on the oil and allow it to soak up all the grease. Once this is done, you can remove the coffee with a tissue paper.

5. Is a good fertilizer

The residue left behind in the coffee ground is rich in minerals, making it an excellent fertilizer. However, if it is used in its natural form, it may cause the roots to rot. That is why fermenting it beforehand is a must. When mixed with soil, well-fermented coffee grounds can help the plant grow naturally. It is also a great alternative to chemical fertilizers.

6. Coffee beauty scrub

The coffee residue is good for skin which is why you can find it in many beauty products. Mixing well-dried coffee ground and honey can give you an effective scrub. Applying it to your face allows you to get rid of all the dead skin cells. It is also useful in reducing cellulite especially if you rub it gently on your skin.

7. Play-doh for kids

Leftover coffee grounds can be an excellent toy for a child. You can mix one cup of flour into equal amounts of coffee grounds and adjust the concentration of the ingredients with salt water to make play-doh. Since the clay is made of natural ingredients, it is entirely safe for children.

For more such tips check out our ideabooks

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