Reusing Old Coffee Grounds

If you’re like me, you drink a lot of coffee. You might have had the same experience I have, feeling bad when you throw away filter full of used coffee grounds after filter full of old coffee grounds, wondering if there is any way you could avoid wasting them, perhaps even experimenting with some of the crazy-sounding uses touted on the internet. Coffee enthusiasts claim you can use old coffee grounds to fertilize your garden, as a pest repellant, a deodorizer, a cleaning agent, in a skincare regimen – I’ve even seen claims that you can use it to dye your hair.

I’ve only just started delving into the many ways coffee grounds can supposedly be recycled. Below, I’ll share my own experiences trying out some of the more mundane and somewhat zany claims. Continue reading “Reusing Old Coffee Grounds”