11 ways to reuse your coffee grounds

When enjoying a delicious cup of coffee, have you ever noticed that there is a bit of solid coffee, known as coffee grounds, at the bottom of the cup? In most cases, this is thrown away.

Fertilizers for your plants

When we say “coffee grounds” we mean the leftover coffee powder after brewing coffee.

The coffee grounds contain basic nutrients for your plants such as nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and micronutrients that support the bacterial life of the soil. Coffee grounds are ideal for acid-loving plants (roses, hydrangeas, blueberries or root crops such as carrots) as they provide the necessary acidity.

So, if you want to keep your plants healthy, you can put the coffee grounds in your plant pot. It also helps against pests.

Natural fragrance

We all know the unique and incomparable smell of coffee. Place coffee grounds in a container and place anywhere in the room. You will notice a pleasant aroma of coffee.

Coffee scrub

You can mix the coffee grounds with some oil or cream and use it as a scrub.

  • Peeling for cellulite: blood circulation is stimulated and the dissolution of fatty tissue (localized fat) is facilitated.
  • Dead cells can be easily removed by gently rubbing.

So, making your own coffee scrub is not only economical, but also very healthy.

Clean pots and pans and degrease them

Coffee has the benefit of absorbing fat very easily. Place coffee grounds on the greasy pot, scrub with a sponge, and then rinse with water.

Eliminate the smell of your pet’s feces

It’s no secret to anyone that the unpleasant smell of a pet’s excrement can be very strong. Even if you clean and wash the place, the smell will remain. Coffee absorbs odors, try it.

Hair mask

The texture of the coffee grounds is similar to that of coarse sand. Therefore, when rubbed on a surface or the skin, cleaning of the surface takes place.

In this case, the coffee grounds are used to make a hair growth mask:

  • Two tablespoons coconut oil
  • A tablespoon of coffee grounds

These two ingredients are mixed and then applied directly to the scalp and massaged in. Blood circulation is stimulated and dead cells, such as dandruff, are removed.

Coffee as an insect repellent

Ants and other insects don’t like coffee. Mosquitoes also hate the smell of coffee. It is enough to mix the remains (the coffee grounds) with water for better application. To increase the effect, you can mix vinegar, water and coffee grounds. Leave the container with the mixture near the place of stay.

Coffee scented candles

You can make a candle with the characteristic smell of coffee, the ingredients you will need are:

  • Stew
  • A pot of coffee
  • A white candle
  • A glass container
  • A wick (the thread that you use to light the candle)

The preparation is very simple. You melt the candle, add the coffee, pour the still hot mixture into the glass jar, place the wick in the center and you’re done. All you have to do is wait for the wax to set to get a candle with a delicious coffee scent.

Wood scratch repair

The only ingredients you need are:

  • coffee grounds
  • sunflower oil, linseed oil, olive oil, etc.
  • mixing bowl
  • toothbrush

All you have to do is pour the oil and coffee grounds into a container and leave for a few hours so that the color of the coffee grounds mixes with the oil. After resting, apply the mixture with the toothbrush in the direction of the grain of the wood and leave to rest.

Natural color

Coffee grounds are a quick and cheap way to make non-toxic paint. Try it out and see which mixing ratios work best for you.


There are two ways to make a coffee grounds soap at home.

  • The first is to melt a traditional bar of soap in a glass container over a water bath, add the coffee grounds, place them in a soap container and voila! They have a coffee grounds soap that not only preserves the aroma of the coffee but also has a texture that acts as an exfoliant.
  • In the second method, glycerin is melted in a water bath, coffee grounds are added and that’s it.