Useful tricks – Surprising uses for coffee beans or grounds

Useful tricks - Surprising uses for coffee beans or grounds

Are you one of those who couldn’t imagine their life without coffee? You probably like it for its flavor and aroma, but there are many other reasons to justify your addiction to caffeine. From household to beauty uses, here are a few surprising ways to use coffee beans or grounds.

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If your fridge is full of odors, a bowl of fresh unused coffee grounds should do the trick. Leave it in your fridge for a day or two and the coffee will absorb the odors. A handful of coffee grounds will erase smells on your hands, too. The smell of certain #vegetables or fish, such as garlic or salmon, can linger on your hands for hours, but this odor-killing trick will help you get rid of it.

To make you #hair shiny and healthy-looking, brew up a strong pot, let it cool, apply it on dry hair and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Moreover, instead of pricey cellulite creams, you can use a homemade coffee cellulite treatment – mix warm used coffee grounds with coconut oil. Caffeine enhances fat metabolism and rubbing this mixture onto your #skin in circular motions will help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

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Coffee is also great for repelling ants, fertilizing #plants and keeping cats out of your garden.  To deal with ants, sprinkle dry used coffee grounds in problem areas and they will leave. Acid-loving plants, such as azaleas and rhododendrons, will flourish if you sprinkle used coffee grounds around their roots. When it comes to potted plants, you can dilute the leftover coffee in your cup and pour it into your pots. If your garden is full of herbs, fruits and vegetables, you might have a problem with cats. To keep them away, just sprinkle used coffee grounds on the soil.

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