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How to get clever with your coffee grounds? – The Eastern & Oriental Tea House and Coffee Parlour


  1. Sprinkle them on top of the soil in your potplants, to keep slugs, snails and ants away.
  2. Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, potassium & magnesium, so use them to fertilize your garden. Acid-loving plants like roses, azaleas and hydrangeas will thrive in coffee grounds. You can also pour your left-over diluted coffee directly on plants as a fertilizer
  3. It also makes an effective mulch in the summertime on your potplants, to increase water retention and prevent evaporation
  4. Put some grounds in a small bowl and place it inside your refrigerator to absorb strong food smells like garlic and onion.
  5. Add them to your compost bin
  6. Scrub your face with coffee grounds – it’s a skin defoliant
  7. Put a large pinch of coffee grounds in the bottom of a vase to add life to cut flowers
  8. If you’ve been handling fish or seafood, scrub your hands with coffee grounds to remove the stinky smell
  9. Mix coffee grounds with baking soda and a little water and you have an abrasive cleaner for your pots and pans.
  10. After shampooing your pets, rub some coffee grounds through their fur and rinse, for a flea repellent



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