Other uses for used coffee grounds- Frugal Savings

Recently we have seen some uses for used coffee grounds. ie: in hand cleaner, to repel slugs & snails, to provide acid to soil for certain garden plants and house plants. Are there any other uses for used coffee grounds?

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    Recently we have seen some uses for used coffee grounds. ie: in hand cleaner, to repel slugs & snails, to provide acid to soil for certain garden plants and house plants. Are there any other uses for used coffee grounds?

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    I have heard you can use used coffee grounds:

    As a Deodorizer--(Dry them out on a cookie sheet) put them in a bowl in your refrigerator or freezer. Put them in a sachet to put in your Shoes (if you have smelly shoes) Put some in water and wash your feet in them (if you have stinky feet.)

    As a gentle Skin Exfoliant for your face. As a shampoo for your hair to give it shine.

    As a natural abrasive cleaner. You can clean greasy pots and pans by scrubbing them with some wet coffee grounds and a cloth. The grounds will get rid of any greasy odor too. Be careful of any surfaces that might stain, though.

    Use to repel ants and fleas.

    That is all I can think of right now. Hope this helps. Thanks; Virginia

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    Use to repel ants and fleas.
    Can you explain how to use it for the above?
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    To repel ants: Sprinkle around places you donít want ants, or on the ant piles themselves.

    For Fleas use it as a Flea dip: Shampoo your pet as usual and while they are still wet, rub their fur with coffee grounds all the way to their skin. Rinse the coffee grounds away. It will also make their coat soft and shiny.

    Hope this helps. Thanks; Virginia

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    Thank you so much. We have a few, okay a lot of ant hills around in the yard and the last thing I want is those buggers inside my house. Going to try this on them today.

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    I am going to start using them today to kill ants. We drink alot of coffee. Thanks

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    I did hear about using the grounds to get rid of fleas on your dog. Wonder if you would want to do this on a white dog!!! Also read where you can use wet grounds to color scratches on wood furniture and put on top of ashes in the fireplace to cut down on dust while cleaning. Some great ideas Virginia. Thanks.

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    How do you go about using the used coffee grounds to repel fleas & ants?

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    melinda63 - Virginia gave the details for repelling ants & fleas above. Hope this works for you. Thanks.

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    A lot of great ideas for something that would normally end up smelling bad in the trash. Thanks everyone.

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    After putting 17 yards of new mulch in our flower beds, the stray cats in the neighborhood started using them as their new litter box. I was desperate to find something to keep them out and searched the internet. Found several sites that suggested coffee grounds!!! Guess the cats don't like it at all, tried it in the front beds right near our windows and it seemed to have worked.
    I'm gonna have to drink alot of coffee though to take care of the whole darn yard! By that point I'll just be a crazy woman standing out there scaring the whole darn neighborhood away! Could be an interesting site though!! LOL

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    pour old coffee and coffee grounds on azaleas and gardinias at bottom of plant, not on leaves. Helps them flourish.

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    Words just paint the strangest pictures!!! LOL LOL

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    wow this is funny.

    How do you use it as shampoo ..? can you explain?

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    When washing your hair, rub coffee grounds through wet hair and rinse to soften and add shine to your hair. Also, said to add highlights to brown hair. Hope this helps. Thanks; Virginia

 

 
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