Reuse Your Coffee Grounds - and Not Just For Compost

February 25, 2009 · Print This Article

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By now, most citizens have figured out that you can compost your used coffee grounds. But, did you know you can additionally use them for pest control, carrot fertilizer and an odor trap along with several other things?

How To Do Things has a list of 10 alternate uses for used coffee grounds and it doesn’t even include composting. Some of the highlights:

  • Mixed with citrus peels and sprinkled around the edge of your garden used coffee grounds will keep cats out of the veggies. It will plus deter ants and some other insects.
  • Mix into the soil with carrot and radish seeds in the garden to improve your crop.
  • Use as a hair rinse for black and brunette hair to enhance color and add shine.
  • Dye fabric, eggs, paper or anything else that will hold a color with your used grounds.

I will be trying out most of these tips at my house since I create more coffee grounds every day. What creative uses have you found for those used grounds?
[Via EcoSalon]

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