Coffee lovers, this one’s for you. Those of us who rely on coffee to function end up throwing away our used grounds on a daily basis, which creates a lot of waste. Have you ever stopped to consider that there may be a better way to dispose of your grounds? Recently, we came across some innovative tips to put your used coffee grounds to good use. Surprisingly, they can come in handy in several ways around your apartment, so it’s worth holding onto them. Here are a few ways to use leftover coffee grounds at home.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Leftover coffee grounds can work as a nice natural exfoliant. Mix them some with coconut oil and rub the solution on your skin to gently remove dead skin cells. Rinse with lukewarm water, and check out your softer skin.
Fix Furniture Scratches
A 50/50 mix of olive oil and coffee grounds can be used to buff furniture scratches. Simply mix the ingredients together, apply it with cotton, and then wipe it clean.
Strip Hair From Buildup
Mix a bit of coconut oil with some used coffee grounds. Massage the solution into your scalp to remove impurities and build-up. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Scrub Pots and Pans
Out of dish soap? No worries. Sub your soap for leftover grounds when you’re in a pinch. They’ll scrub dirt and grime right off your dirty pots and pans.
Eliminate Odors With Coffee Grounds
Similarly to baking soda, coffee grounds can be used to eliminate odors. Sprinkle some at the bottom of your trash to absorb gross smells.