How To Reuse Coffee Grounds
Make Your Own Coffee Scrub
Coffee grounds are a natural exfoliant. They’re easy to mix into a face or body scrub that gently removes dead skin. Plus, caffeine has antioxidant properties.
Mix 1 cup coffee grounds from freshly brewed coffee, 6 Tbsp. coconut or jojoba oil and 3 Tbsp. sea salt or white sugar into a jar. Combine until everything is thoroughly incorporated. Apply to your face (like a mask) or anywhere you’d like to exfoliate. Then gently rub the grounds into your skin.
You can replace your store-bought fertilizer with coffee grounds. Just sprinkle the grounds in the soil around your plants, or mix 1/2 cup of grounds and warm water in a spray bottle to make a fertilizer mist for your home garden.
Tossing coffee grounds in your compost pile helps stabilize the pH level, which helps foods degrade more quickly, and more evenly. The coffee scent also helps with the smell.