Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, which helps
eliminate a foul smelling sulfur gas from
the air when it’s combined with carbon.
In other words, coffee grounds can help absorb
and eliminate odors.
Place a bowl of coffee
grounds in your fridge
or freezer to neutralize odors.
You can even keep coffee grounds by
the sink and use them to scrub your hands
after chopping garlic or onions.
The grounds will help remove the smell
from your hands.
To Tenderize meat:
Meat contains muscle fibers and proteins
can give it a tough consistency.
Tenderizing meat helps break them down,
resulting in a softer texture.
Salt, enzymes and acids
are three natural
types of meat tenderizers.
Coffee contains natural acids and enzymes,
making it especially effective at
The acidic nature of coffee can also help
enhance the flavor of meat.
Simply add used coffee grounds to
favorite dry-rub recipe and apply the rub
to the meat two hours before cooking.
The grounds will get cooked onto the
meat and form a dark, crispy crust.
Are Coffee Grounds Safe
Drinking coffee has been linked to a
number of health
benefits, including a
decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke
and some types of cancer.
While it may seem safe to assume that
coffee grounds may yield similar benefits, many
doctors caution against it. Coffee
compounds called cafestol and kahweol,
which can increase blood cholesterol.
These compounds are typically
removed by paper filters when coffee is
brewed but remain in the grounds. One
looked at the effects of consuming about
0.25 ounces (7 grams) of coffee grounds
After three weeks, the blood cholesterol of
participants increased by an average
of 26 points.
Some recipes for baked goods, meat
sauces call for coffee grounds.
Using coffee grounds this way is probably
fine as long as you don’t consume
To help your Hair:
grounds can also be mixed with
The abrasive texture of coffee grounds will
help strip oils and buildup from your hair.
Pile them on in the shower or, for a much
less messy strategy, just add some grounds
to your shampoo or conditioner.
(Best for those with dark hair as
coffee can also darken hair.)
Exfoliate your Skin:
The coarse particles in coffee grounds work
an exfoliating agent to help remove dirt and
dead cells from the skin. Mix ½ cup of used
coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons of olive
oil or coconut oil.
Massage all over body while standing
in the shower.
Leave on for 10 minutes before
This mixture will exfoliate your skin
and may also help to reduce
the appearance of cellulite.
Mix a teaspoon of used coffee grounds
into your facial mask.
It will exfoliate the skin and
the caffeine will smooth and tighten.
a small amount of honey
and used as an
exfoliating lip scrub.
What’s more, the caffeine in coffee
has potent antioxidant properties that can
help protect the skin from sun damage.
It can also increase blood flow, which aids
in overall skin health.
Clean the Drains:
Pour used coffee
grounds down the sink or
bathtub drain, followed by 3 drops of dish
soap and a pot of boiling water.
This will clean and clear the drain of
clogs and built up grease.
Fertilize your Garden:
Most soil does not contain the essential
nutrients needed for optimal plant growth.
Also, as plants grow, they absorb nutrients
from the soil, ultimately leaving it depleted
Thus, most gardens need to be fertilized to
ensure that plants have the nourishment
they need to survive.
Coffee grounds contain
minerals for plant growth: nitrogen,
calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus,
magnesium and chromium.
They may also help absorb heavy
metals that can contaminate soil.
Also, coffee grounds help attract worms,
which are great for your garden.
use coffee grounds as fertilizer:
Simply sprinkle them onto the soil
surrounding your plants.
Certain compounds found in coffee, such
caffeine and diterpenes, can be highly
toxic to insects.
Because of this, you can use coffee
grounds to repel bugs.
They are effective at deterring mosquitoes,
fruit flies and beetles, and they may help
keep other pests away too.
coffee grounds as an
insect and pest repellent:
Simply set out bowls of grounds or
sprinkle them around outdoor
You can also keep pests out of your
garden by scattering coffee grounds
around your plants.
When you give your dog a bath,
add a tablespoon of used coffee
grounds to the shampoo to help
Dawn Dish Soap:
Due to its high level of surfactants, Dawn is
successful at removing grease and oil stains,
and food and grass stains from clothes.
You can use Dawn as a facial soap for
oily skin, and to clean your hands.
Use Dawn as a multipurpose cleaner:
Use a few drops of Dawn in warm
water to clean ceramic tile and no wax
linoleum floors, bathroom and kitchen
counters & sinks, tubs and toilets,
woodwork, baseboards, shelves, etc.
Use Dawn as a lubricant on hinges,
and dresser drawers will slide easier
if the parts that stick are rubbed
Use Dawn for an icepack.
Fill a Ziplock bag with Dawn half full,
close it, and freeze it.
The soap stays cold for a long
time, and the icepack can be reused.
It will conform to the place you
need an icepack.
Use a slice of soft bread after you’ve
and vacuumed the big shards of a broken glass,
and use it to pat down the area to collect those
tiny slivers that remain.
Wear rubber gloves; dispose of the bread
in the trash when you’ve finished.
Cut onions without tearing:
Place a slice of bread in your mouth
while cutting onions.
The bread will absorb sulfides that
causes tears, or also to avoid tears,
try placing a slice of bread over
the handle of the knife
before cutting onions.
Which ever one works best for you.
splinters and stings:
Soak a piece of bread in cool milk, press
out the milk, and apply the bread to the
affected area, and bind it with a band-aid
or a piece of duct tape for a few hours
soften brown sugar, cookies,
and other baked goods:
Just add a slice of bread to the sugar or
baked goods and seal in a metal canister
or ceramic jar.
splinters and stings:
Soak a piece of bread in cool milk,
press out the milk, and apply the bread
to the affected area, and bind it with a
band-aid or a piece of duct tape for a
few hours or overnight.
( Regular, not
the clumping kind) :
To remove oil stains:
Pour kitty litter on freshly spilled
oil and it will soak it right up.
Get rid of grease and oil spots
in your driveway or on your
Simply cover them with cat litter.
If the spots are fresh, the litter will soak
up most of the oil right away.
To remove old stains:
Pour some paint thinner on the
stain before tossing on the cat litter.
Wait 12 hours and then sweep clean.
To prevent grease fires:
Keep away the
grease fires by adding
a thin layer of kitty litter on the bottom
of your grill.
When you’re stuck in
mud or snow:
Keep a bag of cat
litter in the trunk
of your car.
Pour some kitty litter in front
and behind the drive tires.
It helps you gain traction
and get out of the mud or
To clean microwave:
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda
and 1 cup water.
high for 2 - 3 minutes.
Wipe interior with a damp cloth or
Add to Laundry:
Boost strength of liquid detergent
in the wash, by adding 1/2 cup
It gives 'whiter' whites and 'brighter'
Make a paste with baking soda. Mix 4
tablespoons baking soda and 1/4 cup
Work the paste with a toothbrush on
For bad stains, let the paste dry for about
2 hours before washing.
Use in the Fridge:
Place a box of baking soda in the fridge
to help keep food fresh.
Candles and Candle Wax:
To get candle wax out of
Use the dull edge of a knife to scrape
off as much wax as possible.
Place several paper towels on both
sides of the fabric and iron on a low
Change the towels often as the wax is
absorbed into them.
To remove wax from
Scrape away the excess, then apply heat
with a blow dryer set to medium, wiping
off the wax with a rag as it softens.
Wash the area with hot, soapy water to
To remove wax from carpets:
Scrape off excess wax. Lay a damp,
lint-free white cloth over the wax and
apply medium heat with an iron; the
wax will adhere to the cloth.
Use rubbing alcohol to remove residue.
Vacuum up the pieces before they
Place your candles in the freezer overnight
to prevent them from dripping.
They will also burn longer.
To make a candle fit snugly into its holder,
pour hot water into the candle bowl,
let it heat up a bit, and then pour the
water out and stick the candle
To predict the weather:
Just blow out a lit candle.
If the wick smolders for longer
than usual, rain is on the way.
If the wick goes out quickly,
look for fair weather.
To relieve itching, cover the bite with
a little toothpaste.
To relieve the pain, run the burn under cold
water and apply toothpaste to the area.
To dry up, apply toothpaste to
the affected area.
To heal, dab a little toothpaste on
the sore before bed.
To remove tough dirt, rub your hands
with a little toothpaste and rinse.
You can also use a little toothpaste to
polish your nails.
Dab toothpaste on a toothbrush and
brush your nails and rinse.
You won't lose shoelaces in the wash
if you string them through the
buttonholes in a shirt and tie
the ends together.
To clean a dust mop without the
mess, slip a large paper bag over the
head of the mop, secure the top, and
shake so the dust falls into the bag.
An automobile snow brush is
perfect for cleaning under
offer your pets any food that's
spoiled or moldy.
Food that's unsafe for humans is also
unsafe for pets.
If your dog has a water dish outside
and always knocks it over,
substitute an angel food cake
pan for the dish.
Put a sturdy stake through the pan's
center hole and into the ground,
and even a frisky dog won't be able
to knock it over.
Never offer your dog or cat pork
chicken bones, or fish bones.
These can splinter into sharp pieces
and catch in their throat.