Reuse Coffee Grounds : Cheap Tips To Get More Bang From Your Coffee Buck
|April 4, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under beauty, beautytips, cleaning, craftsbeauty, diy, ecofriendlykitchen, environment, food, home, household, kitchen|
So, everyday, I drink about a pot of coffee. Yes – a whole pot of coffee…..I'm ashamed to admit. I know that this is – rather – unhealthy of me – but I think there are probably worse things I could be drinking ….. right? Any who, every day, I throw my coffee grounds away and I wonder – could I be reusing these in some way ? ?
This morning, while drinking my 5th cup o' joe (black with no sugar might I add…. yeah, I'm that much of a caffeine freak!), I got around to googling what you can do with old coffee grounds. It doesn't matter what kind of coffee maker you have – I actually use pre-ground or use my coffee grinder to make coffee… Even folks who use the K Cup coffee maker could reuse their grounds. I found this helpful article .
My favorite ideas from the article are :
- Boiling water and coffee grounds to get rid of funky kitchen drain odors… Since I do a lot of cooking, and a lot of cooking with onions and garlic (love Italian food), this could be a very good thing for the olfactory. I will let you know how it works out later!
- Massage some coffee through your hair while washing for shine…. I will DEF. be trying this as my hair is thin and dry – and getting thinner and dryer by the day now that I am ten weeks postpartum!!
- Apparently dried coffee grounds in your shoes takes the odor away. hmmmmm – seems like a lot of work when baking soda does the trick – but….. it's free.
Seems like coffee grounds are a good all around deodorizer – which makes me wonder if they could work wonders on the diaper pail? I will have to try it