Coffee Grounds Repurposed
Whether you brew coffee through a filter or brew coffee from a K-Cup, hang onto those used grounds! In the warmer months, I use them for my acid loving plants. Here in my kitchen this winter, my coffee grounds are used for exfoliating my dry and smelly hands.
I love using fresh garlic. However, I don't love the sticky residue it leaves on my hands and especially don't like the garlic smell on my fingers.
K-Cups hold the perfect portion of coffee grounds to rub into your garlic smelling hands.
If you brew coffee through a filter, keep a container of used grounds near your kitchen sink. If you use K-Cups you could also toss them into a container.
Just dump some coffee grounds onto your hands and rub-a-dub-dub. No soap needed! You don't need much. Be careful not to clog your sink drain.
Rub some grounds on your hands after cutting up garlic, onions, or fish. Great as an exfoliant too!
Rinse with plain water. For me, not only does the smell go away once I've washed with coffee grounds but, my hands are super-duper smooth. Please excuse me now while I take my afternoon coffee break ;)
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Published January 11th, 2015 4:49 PM
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Terry Mason on Jan 09, 2020
When your done using the grounds out of the k cup use the empty cup to start seedlings. Make sure you pull the little filter out an rinse your well. It already has a drainage hole in the bottom. Just fill kcup with dirt put your seed or little seedling in the dirt place them on a tray to catch excess water from watering. Works great.
Susan Buslett on Jun 16, 2021
Not a question, but a comment. Coffee grounds will (I know) eventually clog your drain that runs from your sink to the sewer. Had a friend have to have the entire pipe replaced!
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