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15 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

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Tip: Some people say that you can dry out spent coffee grounds, mix them 50/50 with fresh grounds, and make coffee with them one more time!

11. Stick a sachet of dried coffee grounds into a smelly pair of shoes to get rid of the stink.
12. If you have dark hair, you can massage coffee grounds into your scalp to prevent dandruff. Blondes and red-heads, this is not for you, since the grounds can color your roots slightly!
13. Vermicomposters can feed coffee grounds to the worms. Just be careful, since grounds are acidic. Too much isn’t good for those wigglers.
14. Use coffee grounds to exfoliate your skin.
15. To give paper an “aged” look for craft projects, quickly dip pages, soak grounds in water overnight, then quickly dip your pages and let them dry before crafting.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by mr. tee hee

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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

AWESOME!

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

Thanks

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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