3 Ways to Recycle Coffee Grounds

Fancy yourself a bit of a barista? Then like us you've got plenty of used coffee grounds lying around. Here are our three at-home, go-to tips to reusing old coffee grounds. Plus, you don’t have to be a dedicated coffee drinker to enjoy.

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1. For starters, who doesn’t love soft, supple skin? Old coffee grounds have become a skincare staple and we are full supporters. In a bowl, take three parts old coffee grounds and mix with one part coconut or olive oil. Store in a mason jar and voila! In less than two minutes, you’ve created a hydrating scrub that exfoliates and rejuvenates tired skin, thanks to coffee's antioxidants. Your skin will thank you big time. 

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2. This year, step up your plant game by adding old coffee grounds to your existing soil, compost bin, or mix with water to create a fertilizer spray. Coffee is rich in minerals, and will give your plants some extra love and will even brighten flowers. 

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3. Fridge smell nasty? Save old coffee grounds in a pot or dish and place them in your fridge to mask odors. That’s right, old coffee grounds act as the perfect aroma, whether it’s to diffuse a stinky smell or simply add to your home's natural scent. You can even leave grounds in a dainty dish on your dining room table or kitchen counter, or go one step further and make a coffee scented candle. Soon enough, your neighbors will be lined up outside your door begging for your newfound secret. Okay, maybe not, but surely your guests will appreciate the attention to fragrance detail.


Whether you’re looking for a new skincare trick or are in search of sustainable coffee practices, these simple DIY tips will give you and your home a renewed, energized feeling.