9 Clever Ways To Repurpose Coffee Grounds

We all love a good pot of coffee, and did you know there are ways that you could reuse them?

That’s right, there are quite a few ways that used coffee grounds can be put to use. From making delicious coffee scented candles to deodorizing your refrigerator, coffee grounds can serve a purpose past actually creating coffee. Here’s 9 of my favorite ideas:

1. Candles

Melt grounds in with wax for a wonderful coffee scented candle. Follow these steps.


2. Body Scrub

Coffee has been said to reduce cellulite, so tighten and firm skin by making a body scrub out of it. Follow these steps.

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3. Wood Stain

Naturally darken woods and more using coffee as a stain. Follow these steps.


4. Air Freshener

Coffee grounds can freshen up the air in a room by absorbing bad smells. Follow these steps.


5. Add To Compost Bin

Certain plants do well with coffee in the soil, plus, it’ll help remove any smells when added to your compost. Follow these steps.


6. Freshen Your Garbage Disposal

Putting coffee grounds down the garbage disposal can help unclog the drain and will keep it smelling fresh. Follow these steps.


7. Deodorize Shoes

Placing a pouch full of dried coffee grounds in a pair of shoes can keep them smelling fresher. Follow these steps.

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8. Deodorize The Fridge

Try leaving coffee grounds in your refrigerator instead of baking soda to keep it smelling great. Follow these steps.


9. Repel Pests

Coffee when mixed with shampoo can keep fleas off of your pets and when sprinkled outside can keep snails, ants and more away. Follow these steps.

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Who knew making yourself some coffee could turn out to be so useful? That’s just one more excuse to keep those cups coming, but hey, when it’s got that many alternative purposes — I don’t see anything wrong with that.

[h/t: Bustle]