Mmmm, the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning. You pour yourself a cup, turn off the coffee maker, and throw out the grounds. Wait! Stop doing that! Did you know coffee grounds have a ton of uses other than waking you up in the morning? It’s true. Many of our franchisees donate their coffee grounds to community gardens or to local customers. If you’ve been wasting yours, check out these five ways to reuse your leftovers.
Deodorize Your Fridge
Dry out your used grounds on a baking sheet. Then pour them into a small container and pop it in the fridge. The coffee will soak up any odors from foods and will leave your fridge smelling great! Nice alternative to baking soda.
Miraculously Grow your Plants
Elbow Grease to the Rescue!
Use coffee grounds on dirty pots and pans for added traction when scrubbing off burnt on food and grease. No harsh chemicals needed. Just some good old fashioned coffee grounds and a cleaning pad or sponge.
There are a number of homemade products to give you youthful skin. Add coffee grounds to the list because of its excellent exfoliating abilities, not to mention the energy from the caffeine that will leave your skin feeling refreshed! Mix it up with a little honey or mashed avocado and scrub a dub dub.
Get Crafty and Clean!
If you want to step it up a notch, make coffee ground soap! I came across a cool DIY for using melted down glycerin soap and used grounds and turning it into an exfoliating, fresh brewed smelling bar that would be perfect at home or as gifts.