Six on Saturday: New Uses for Coffee Grounds

We all know that ground coffee beans can make a sweet cup of Joe.
But did you know those leftover grounds can be useful too?
 Discover six new uses for coffee grounds that will 
leave you enjoying that morning cup of coffee even more!
1) Create an exfoliating body scrub. Mix 2 tablespoons of wet grounds with 1 tablespoon  fine salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Massage into the skin in a circular motion. Topical caffeine widens the blood vessels and improves circulation. 
2) Clean your dishes. Place a few teaspoons of coffee grounds on a clean rag to scour away grease. Rinse clean.
3) Deepen the flavor of your meats. Add a tablespoon of fresh ground coffee to your meat marinades. It will work as a tenderizer and add a mild smokiness.
4) Deodorize your fridge or freezer. Place a bowl of coffee grounds in the fridge or freezer to remove unwanted food odors.
5) Help your dog repel fleas. After you bathe Fido, rub coffee grounds into your pets coat. Coffee repels fleas because they hate the smell.
6) Heal scratched furniture. Make a paste with ground coffee and rub into scuffed wood. Reapply until scratches disappear.
Do you know a new use for coffee grounds?



  1. Everyday after I am finished with my morning coffee, I take the filter and grinds out of the pot and let them air dry while at work, after work I put the grinds in a container (open) and use the filter to wash up all my left over dishes and sinks. I never have to use a nasty rag anymore, this works for the whole lot of pots and pans for the day. I save all the grinds, using them right now for my closets and car, then I stir them a few times and add the new ones. The filters along with some of the coffee grinds on them WORK LIKE A MIRACLE, and to think I use to throw this all away!

  2. I just always use the old coffee grounds in my plants….
    every day I save them & once they dry out, they go into a container & I give to my plants to help them thrive…
    I grow veggies, taters, pumpkins, & herbs n my apartment. : )

  3. I love these ideas – I never knew I could use my coffee grinds to clean dishes. I was trying baking soda for a bit, but my (not usually sensitive) skin has a slight reaction to it and I can’t do this any longer. I also loved seeing Cindy’s comment on saving your old grounds. I am going to have to start that myself. I only make coffee on the weekends, but it should last throughout the week! I also never thought of adding it to my marinades, I’m going to have to do that the next time I make steak. Do you know if it would work in chicken? I’m not sure about the smokiness with that.

  4. I didn’t expect to find anything new, but I didn’t know most of these! Thanks for the great tips. I’m a coffee addict so I have coffee grounds in huge supply. So glad you linked this up at This Is How We Roll Thursday. I hope you come back and share more of your great ideas with us.

  5. Fabulous tips and suggestions! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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