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Pesticide-free coffee and refillable k-cups or reusable filters help the planet, cialis ailment but coffee drinkers still generate hundreds of cups of coffee ground waste each year. Here are 10 ways you can recycle your coffee grounds instead of adding a dirty wet mess to your trash.
2. Clean, best cialis Scrub, Deodorize. Rub coffee grounds on dishes or hands to remove stubborn smells like fish and garlic. The rough grounds also exfoliate leaving rough skin soft and odor free.
3. Burn. Toss grounds in the fireplace to keep the chimney clean and fill your house with the delicious smell of roasted coffee. Alternatively, try an innovative Java Log.
4. Eat. Find hundreds of coffee ground recipes on the internet including tasty desserts and meat marinades or rubs.
5. Create Art. Stain fabrics or paper to create an antique look.
6. Fertilize. Add coffee grounds to potted plants or the garden. Plants and worms like their morning coffee too!
7. Beautify. Whip up a batch of facial scrub or reduce the appearance of cellulite with a homemade coffee ground mixture. Add some coffee grounds to your conditioner once a week. It is said to add shine and length to your hair and can remove tough odors like smoke.
8. Compost. If you are not using reusable filters, throw both coffee grounds and paper filters in your compost bin.
9. Fix Furniture. Mix coffee grounds with ¼ cup warm water and ¼ cup vinegar to create a stain to mask furniture scuffs and scratches. Shake and soak mixture for an hour before using.
10. Deter Garden Pests. Soak 1 cup of herbs such as thyme or lavender with 2 tablespoons of used coffee grounds in 2 cups water for 24 hours to create a spray for your garden plants that deters bugs naturally. For slugs and ground insects, try mounding coffee grounds around the base of the plants.
Have some liquid left, but craving a fresh pot? Here are two bonus ideas to reuse leftover coffee.
1. Water Plants. Fertilize and water plants with leftover coffee. Just be sure to let it cool so you don’t cook their sensitive roots.
2. Coffee Cubes. Freeze in ice cube trays to cool off tongue-scalding coffee or create refreshing iced coffee drinks.
Happy Earth Day from Aikane Kona Coffee!