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5 Ways to Recycle Coffee Grounds

Don't throw them away just yet! Here are ways to recycle them


Nothing beats the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Once your cup is ready, do you immediately throw the coffee grounds? Instead of putting them in the trash can, you may recycle them into home must-haves! Here are five ideas that you can do. 

Consider these ideas:

As pest repellent

Keep your plants healthy with a couple of coffee grounds. Grounds are filled with acids which help keep pests at bay. 

As deodorizer

Remove bad odors from your kitchen by placing coffee grounds in a bowl to absorb the smell. This quick fix is a good substitute for expensive air fresheners.

As a homemade candle

Do you love the smell of coffee in the morning? You can create your own coffee-scented candle! Click here for the step-by-step guide.

As a scratch remover

Having a hard time removing scratches on your wooden table? Coffee grounds can help! Fix a scratched table or chair with a mixture of coffee grounds, warm water, and vinegar. Your furniture will look new in no time! Click here for more homemade solutions.

As a hair product

Using a lot of hair styling products and switching to natural shampoo and conditioner may cause your hair to be weighted down by residue. Restore your hair's natural shine by using coffee grounds. Before you shampoo, grab a handful of used grounds and massage them into your hair. No need to worry as it won't damage your locks.

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