As a barista, I know the downside of coffee grounds. They stain, cling to counters and clothing alike, and spill. All. The. Time. They try to creep into perfectly pure shots of espresso and can turn one happy coffee experience into a gritty, grimy sip of death.
Okay, so maybe that’s a little dramatic, but I’ve recently learned those little byproducts of café happiness can actually be useful. Old coffee grounds can truly lend a helping hand.
Deodorize Your Mini Fridge Did that Sushi go sad? Your happy meal, get a little unhappy? If your fridge is reeking, stinking, or just plain rank; throw an open bowl of coffee grounds on the shelf after you clean out the nastiness. The absorbent ground will give off the smell of happiness and eliminate the smell of death.
Wash Dishes Grounds are tiny bits of beans. Beans are hard. So essentially coffee grounds can be used like loose sandpaper or scouring pads. Take a tough dishware stain and scrub to shining!
Make Vintage Paper Dip white paper in grounds/water combo, let soak, remove, rinse off grounds, place on a baking tray and bake on low heat in the oven for a short time. Wa-La! Vintage paper.
Get Shiny Hair Mix coffee grounds with your conditioner once a week and rinse thoroughly and the natural oils will aid in fighting against hair damage. You always knew coffee was magical.
Exfoliate Same thing as with the dishes. Those tiny little pebbles of coffee-y goodness can make your pretty too. Add it to a body wash and scrub gently.
Knowledge courtesy of thisoldhouse.com and kitchendaily.com
Origins: Great Lakes Tea and Spice Co.
March 23, 2014
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