You made your morning and/or afternoon coffee, and now, what do you do with the used coffee grounds? Don’t just throw them in the garbage, so they end up in the landfill, friends. There are so many things to can do with your used coffee grounds—some great green alternatives, instead of the garbage.
I am sharing just a few of the many things you can do with them instead.
✅ Use them to fertilize your garden.
Did you know that used coffee grounds are rich in magnesium, nitrogen, potassium, calcium, and some other vitamins and minerals? You can spread them around your garden or rake them into the soil between seasons to use as a natural fertilizer.
✅ Use them to neutralize odours.
Coffee grounds are known for soaking up all the odours around them. A bowl of coffee grounds in your fridge will help neutralize any odours and keep things smelling fresh.
✅Use them to repel insects and pests.
Many bugs and pests don’t like the strong smell of coffee, so sprinkle them outside to keep pests out of your garden, including ants, fleas, snails and slugs.
✅ Use them to exfoliate your skin.
Coffee grounds have the perfect texture to be used as an exfoliant. You can mix them with some coconut oil and scrub them with your hands onto your face and body before you take a shower. Rinse and enjoy soft skin after.
✅ Compost them.
Don’t throw your used coffee grounds in the garbage. Here in Vancouver, you can put them in your green bin with your compostables. Compost them if possible. Worms love nitrogen-rich soil, and coffee grounds are filled with nitrogen.
What do you usually do with your old coffee grounds?