Friday, May 18, 2012

Amazing Uses For Coffee

Kill fridge odor. Place a bowl of fresh, unused coffee grounds inside and leave it for a day or two.

Erase smells on your hands. Rub a handful of used coffee grounds on your hands and rinse with warm water.

Make compost. Coffee grounds are rich in phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and copper, and they release nitrogen into the soil as they degrade.

Get shiny hair. Brew up an extra-strong pot, let it cool and apply it to dry, clean hair. Leave it on for at least twenty minutes, then rinse.

Exfoliate skin. Make your own coffee-based scrub by combining a tablespoon of coffee grounds with half a tablespoon of olive oil and, optionally, a drop of your favorite essential oil.

Repel ants. Sprinkle dry, used coffee grounds in problem areas where you notice ants in your home or yard.

Keep cats out of your garden. Sprinkle used coffee grounds on the soil, and cats will want nothing to do with it.

Scrub all kinds of surfaces. Coffee grounds are great for scrubbing surfaces like countertops, cooking ranges and refrigerators.

Secret recipe ingredient. Just a little hint of coffee will enhance the flavor of foods like chili, ice cream and chocolate cake. Use it in marinade for steaks. They will be unbelievably tender.

Touch up furniture scratches. Scratches on wood furniture disappear almost instantly by simply rubbing in a little bit of instant coffee dampened into a paste with hot water.

Repel fleas. Rub used, damp coffee grounds through your pet's fur after bathing to repel fleas.

Natural dye. The natural pigments in coffee make it a great dye for fabric and paper. Brush paper and let it dry, or soak fabric items in hot coffee

1 comment:

pescbrico said...

That was a long time ago I've seen you post! Nice to see you back :)