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5 Ideas for Reusing Coffee Grounds

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You love your daily cup of joe, but you also love the environment. You strive to make sustainable choices, whether that means buying 100% recyclable K-Cups or taking your bike to work instead of your car.

Well, we have some good news! You can green your coffee habit by reusing your coffee grounds after you finish brewing a pot. Here are five ways to reuse your coffee grounds.

1. Fertilize Your Garden

Do you have a backyard or porch garden? Then you know how essential fertilizer is to creating a nurturing environment for plants to grow. Take your leftover coffee grounds and spread them around your plants. The grounds provide essential minerals, including:

  • Iron
  • Chromium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium

Coffee grounds can also absorb the heavy metals in soil that can inhibit plant growth.

2. Throw It in Your Compost Heap

If you don't yet compost, now is the right time to start! Composting creates a rich mix of organic material to add to your soil and encourage the growth of everything from vegetables to flowers.

Coffee grounds provide many benefits via composting. Throw a cup of coffee grounds into a bucket with other "leftovers" such as apple cores, banana peels, eggshells, grass clippings, and herbs.

3. Create Face Scrubs

Coffee is a natural exfoliant. If you want to give your face a deep clean, coffee provides the perfect way to remove dead skin and dirt particles. When you rub the grounds on your face, they smooth the skin and remove those tiny imperfections.

Mix your coffee grounds with either water or coconut oil, then apply to your face. Gently rub the mixture all over, then wash off to feel refreshed and recharged. You can also use this scrub on the rest of your body. Upper lip looking dull? Add some coffee grounds to a teaspoon of tea and apply the mask for a few minutes to your upper lip before washing off. Your skin will perk up immediately!

4. Cleaning Your Fireplace

Cleaning the fireplace is a troublesome task. You may skip it sometimes because it can be so messy and unproductive. Keep your fireplace cleaner by storing a cup of coffee grounds nearby. Sprinkle them on the ashes after the fire finishes. The grounds will stop smoke from smoldering and make it easier to scoop out the ashes.

5. Exfoliate Your Scalp

Remove shampoo and conditioner buildup from your scalp by massaging it with a handful of coffee grounds before your next shower. You may even stimulate hair growth from the caffeine in the coffee! Rinse off the grounds before using your regular shampoo and conditioner.

Now that you know how to reuse coffee grounds, you should find a use for them every time you brew a pot of coffee. Our whole beans make a great choice. In fact, we're so confident about it that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping on every order.

Feel good about your kitchen routine by saving and reusing your coffee grounds from now on, and rely on Real Good Coffee Company for a delicious cup every time.

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