15 Simply Outstanding Ways to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds

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6. Super Rejuvenating Facial

Coffee makes a great facial. Mix together two tablespoons of coffee grounds with two tablespoons of organic cocoa powder. Add three tablespoons of whole milk and top it all off with a heaping tablespoon of raw honey for the perfect alpha-hydroxyl/antioxidant facial you have ever had. Find out other ways how to avoid putting unhealthy petrolium on your face.


7. Caffeine Rush for Your Carrots

If you love carrots and you are plan on putting some in your garden, try this garden tip. Before you put your seeds in the ground, mix them with dried, used coffee grounds. This will give your seeds a huge energy boost from the start. You should get bigger and better carrots than anyone in town! Just don’t give away your secret.


8. Absorb Smelly Odors

Use coffee ground very much the same way you would use baking soda to absorb those stinky smells in your fridge or freezer. Put coffee grounds in an open container and place it in the back of your fridge. Collect more grounds and replace it every 3 or 4 weeks. As an extra bonus, take those smelly old coffee grounds out of the refrigerator and pour them down the garbage disposal to sweeten the disposal and sharpen the blades at the same time. Talk about double duty!


9. Scouring Power

Coffee grounds work great as a scouring cleanser. Just mix equal parts of coffee grounds and baking soda. You can use this to clean grease off pots and pans or scrub the sink when you’re done! Read more about 5 natural non-toxic cleaners that should be in your home.


10. Highlight Your Hair Naturally

If you are a brunette or a dark colored red head, you can really bring out the highlights in your hair naturally by rinsing it with coffee grounds. Steep some used coffee ground in a pot with 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes. You don’t need to boil them, just let the water get really hot. Strain out the grounds and then use this water as a rinse for your hair in the shower. If you want you can pour about 2 tablespoons right into your conditioner and use it that way. Don’t use this if you have blonde or silver hair unless you want some reddish brown highlights!

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