DIY Personal and Home Care Solutions with Coffee Grounds

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Hey, not so fast dumping those coffee grounds into the mulch bucket–they’re as good as gold around the house!

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9 Smart Ways to Use Coffee Grounds All Over the House

Coffee Grounds Bath Soap

Get the recipe here: Add some fresh grounds to DIY bar soap recipe like Ruth from Living Well Spending Less did here. The coffee helps ward off everyday scents, and the bar will smells a little bit like your favorite cafe, too.

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Eliminate Smelly Freezers

Just toss dry grounds into an old margarine tub with holes in the lid and place the tub in the freezer to absorb odors.

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Help Your Plants Thrive

The used grounds are full of nutrients like nitrogen and can be used as fertilizer for acid-loving plants, like rose bushes, azaleas, evergreens, and camellias. Spread them on top of your flower bed and you can (literally) watch your plants grow.

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Eliminate Smelly Food-Prep Hands

Rub coffee grounds onto your hands, then rinse with water to get rid of any lingering scents–try it after you cook fish or chop onions or garlic.

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De-funk Smelly Shoes and Closets

Place dry grounds into a sock or old pantyhose, tie a knot at the end, then drop it into shoes to zap the odor overnight. These handy sachets can also freshen up a musty closet–just place one on a shelf.

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Remove Gunk from Pots and Pans

Throw in a handful of grounds, scrub away, and rinse. (Use only on non-sensitive cookware.)

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Source: GH.

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