Is there such a thing as genuinely useless refuse? I’d think not, especially in light of the plethora of information on how to reuse things of little value. Things that most people undervalue, by way of example, glass, timber, wood pulp, paper, used rubber tires, and in the scope of this article. I guess it really is a case of one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. As it turns out, this treasure, in this instance, used coffee grounds, can be put to more than 1 use, in actuality, I could list 15 uses right now.
- Insect control
Insect control – There is currently an online meme going around that spraying used coffee grounds on your skin and plants will repel mosquitoes, especially ones that take Zika Virus. There is actually no scientific literature to demonstrate this, though there is some evidence research-wise that spraying java and used coffee grounds on mosquito breeding sites inhibited the embryogenesis of mosquito larvae, and thus significantly reduced the number of mosquito larvae that successfully matured into adults.
Used coffee ground can act as a source of excellent fertilizer.
- Carrots and radish growth
Carrots and radishes work great with used coffee grounds. Sprinkling the latter on the former before planting will help the little seedlings grow faster and give an extra boost when they are only germinating, you’re sure to reap bigger produce consequently. A literal example of reaping what you sow!
- Growing your own mushrooms
Would you like to eat mushrooms? They may be quite the delicacy. Certain types of mushrooms are conducive to being grown in containers filled with used coffee grounds. For instance, the pearl oyster mushrooms. Grow your own’shrooms now and become a spore farmer!
- Clean your fireplace
Adding some moist coffee grounds to your fireplace will let you sweep all of the ash away without producing a billowing cloud of dust.
- Deodorize your fridge
Does your refrigerator smell like a garbage dump? Works even better than baking soda.
- Pet anti-flea bath
Add some coffee grounds to your dog or cat’s shampoo to deliver a flea repellent flea bath.
- Strip hair buildup
Adding some to a shampoo or conditioner may strip oil and other buildup from your hair.
- Remove eye bags
It can assist you in other ways in the mornings too. In this case they may be used to reduce the dark circles under your eyes.
- “Salting” the road
Reduce your chances of getting snowed in by using coffee grounds to”salt” the roads and sidewalks. Used coffee grounds make for great gravel and the acidic content helps to burns through the ice faster.
- Make garbage disposal cleaners
Did you know that you can make garbage disposal cleaners using it? You can create them using only the coffee grounds, epsom salt, baking soda, a little vinegar, and possibly a little vanilla.
- Unclogging your drain
It may also be used to unclog your drain. Only 3 drops of dish soap, a kettle of boiling water, and the grounds will cleanse the drain of grease and clogs.
- Get rid of odors
It may be used to get rid of odors after chopping up foul smelling items. Simply rub them on your hands and wash afterwards. The reasons will neutralize the odor.
- Pan cleaning
Have you got caked-on dirt in your pans? If so, some coffee grounds sprinkled onto a rag will remove them easily, just don’t use it on ceramic dishes along with other kinds that stain easily.
- Air freshener creation
l Have you ever wanted an air freshener that smells like coffee beans? Only double up a pair of woman’s stockings with some used coffee ground inside of it and tie off, and voila! A coffee air freshener, who knew invention could be so easy?