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15 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

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free coffee grounds

Tip: Not a coffee drinker? Don’t fret! You can still get in on the coffee grounds goodness. Many coffee shops will give you their spent grounds for free or for a nominal fee that covers the cost of packing them up for you.

6. Make an anti-cellulite scrub.
7. Keep them in the fridge or freezer instead of baking soda to eliminate odors.
8. Repel ants, snails, and slugs by sprinkling coffee grounds near the point of entry.
9. Steep the grounds in water, strain out the grounds, and you’ve got all natural brown fabric dye!
10. Scour away grease on your pots and pans.


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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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10:10AM PDT on Apr 12, 2015


11:29AM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

Thanks for sharing

3:27AM PDT on Apr 3, 2015

Thanks for this. My coffee is used in the garden. Will try the face mask.

2:51PM PDT on Apr 1, 2015

Thanks for sharing.great to get more ideas!

2:51PM PDT on Apr 1, 2015

Thanks for sharing.great to get more ideas!

2:49PM PDT on Apr 1, 2015

Thanks for sharing.great to get more ideas!

1:53AM PDT on Mar 30, 2015


5:28AM PDT on Mar 29, 2015

Thanks for sharing. I'll try the 1st option to use them as fertilizer.

5:57AM PDT on Mar 27, 2015

Thank you

3:03AM PDT on Mar 27, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

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