In what way do you usually get rid of your used coffee grounds? Do they wind up at the bottom of the garbage disposal? We hope not, coffee grounds aren’t good for your garbage disposal.
Still, you might just toss your used coffee grounds into the garbage when you are done. Others might throw them out of the window. Either way, throwing out coffee grounds turns out to be quite wasteful as they have many uses.
There are several ways in which you can use coffee grounds, but a lot of them are both burdensome and unrealistic. So Smokin’ Beans Coffee Company, your source for Ethiopian coffee beans, offers you things you can do with your used coffee grounds.
There is no need to take a trip to the drugstore and dole out a lot of money for a body scrub. Not when you can make your own with coffee grounds. The gritty texture of coffee grounds and acidic content make them great exfoliators.
The internet is full of body scrub recipes using coffee grounds, give one of them a try.
Keep the Pests Away
There are many types of bugs that don’t like the acids and aroma of coffee grounds. Ants are one example. Keep ant colonies from venturing unwelcome into your home by spreading coffee grounds around vulnerable areas.
You can also keep slugs and snails out of your garden by spreading coffee grounds on the soil.
You can even use coffee grounds to keep fleas off of Fido. A coffee ground wash will have the fleas jumping off of him in no time.
Coffee grounds are very good at soaking up the odors around them. Throw some coffee grounds into a jar and place it in your fridge to soak up the smell of that chunk of Limburger and the odor coming from the tuna casserole you made the other night.
Fertilize the Garden
Most soil doesn’t contain the essential nutrients needed for optimal plant growth. Thus, gardens should be fertilized to ensure plants have the nutrients they need to thrive.
Coffee grounds contain several key nutrients and minerals for plant growth and they absorb heavy metals \m/ that can contaminate the soil.
Best of all, coffee grounds attract worms, and worms are great for your garden.
Cover Scratches on Furniture
If you have wooden furniture, you have probably noticed it gets scratched up with normal wear. There are many store-bought products you can buy to cover scratches and scuffs, but you might want to start with coffee grounds.
All you need to do is make a thick paste with water and coffee grounds and apply to your furniture scratches with a cotton swab.
Mushrooms only grow in perfect conditions.
First of all, you cannot grow them in ordinary garden soil. You need to add coffee grounds because they are full of nutrients that mushrooms like to grow on. So if growing mushrooms is your thing, give coffee grounds a shot.
So think about all of the cool things you can now do with your leftover coffee grounds. Order your coffee from Smokin’ Beans Coffee Company today.