Coffee grounds contain a variety of antioxidants that provide protection against free radicals. Free radicals are very aggressive and attack our cells. Our cell structure can change as a result or, in the worst case, damage our cell function or DNA. Coffee grounds are full of effective ingredients and are therefore far too valuable to be thrown in the trash. Using the coffee grounds saves money and protects the environment. But what exactly can be done with the coffee grounds?

Cellulite peeling with coffee grounds

It is said that caffeine stimulates blood circulation and has a draining effect. This is said to help tighten connective tissue in a body scrub, gently remove skin flakes and stimulate cell renewal in the process.

Peeling with coffee grounds


  1. Mix the coffee brew with a little vegetable oil
  2. Apply the scrub on your body with circular movements
  3. Leave the coffee scrub on your skin for about 20 minutes
  4. Wash off the scrub in the shower and then lightly blot your skin. This allows parts of the oil to continue to nourish and absorb your skin

Coffee grounds as a hair treatment

The coffee hair treatment gives your hair shine, fullness and strength. The caffeine in the contained cure promotes blood circulation in the scalp, which stimulates the hair roots and ultimately leads to hair growth.

And this is how it works:

Application of the coffee cure

15 Minuten

1. mix ingredients

Mix about 3-4 tablespoons of coffee grounds with water to make a paste

2. distribute cure in the hair

Apply the mass to your hair. Also massage your scalp with the hair treatment so that the caffeine also reaches the hair roots

3. exposure time and effectiveness

Leave the treatment on for at least 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Regular use is recommended as the caffeine is quickly broken down. Regular use allows to increase the effectiveness of caffeine

Tip: Use the coffee hair conditioner only on dark hair, otherwise it could lead to discoloration.

Coffee grounds as fertilizer in the garden

Coffee grounds in the garden

Coffee ground contains nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus and can therefore be used as a fertilizer for many plants. Since coffee brew is slightly acidic, it is optimal for those plants that require acidic soil. Among them are hydrangeas and rhododendrons, but also for natural plants such as cucumber, tomato, zucchini, blueberries and strawberries are well suited coffee grounds fertilizer.

Caution: Due to the tannic acid, not all plants like the coffee fertilizer. These include, for example, carrots, potatoes, garlic, asparagus, grapes, raspberries and elderberries.

Coffee brew should always be cooled and dry, so as not to mold the root ball. To do this, put it in an open container to air dry

Interesting to know: Many slugs do not like caffeine and can therefore be kept away from vegetable beds by the coffee fertilizer.

Coffee grounds make scratches in wood disappear

The rest of the brewed coffee powder can also be usefully reused in the household, as it can repair light scratches in dark wooden furniture.


  1. Moisten the coffee brew a little
  2. Apply it to the affected area with a cotton swab
  3. The coffee brew fills the scratch of the wooden furniture and the oils contained in it seals it

Remove unpleasant rumors with coffee grounds

Coffee grounds can remove unpleasant odors, as they have the ability to absorb foreign odors.

Neutralize cheese odors from the refrigerator

Cheese odors from the refrigerator can be removed by the coffee grounds powder.

Here’s how it works:

Put the fresh coffee grounds in a bowl and then put it in the refrigerator for one night. The surface of the coffee grounds absorbs the odor molecules and thus neutralizes the odor.

Get rid of onion smell on hands

To get rid of the onion smell on your hands, you can rub your hands with coffee grounds and then rinse them again with water.

Coffee powder makes sweat smell in the shoes disappear

Simply sprinkle the dry coffee powder into the shoes overnight. The next morning, the shoes smell neutral.

Coffee ground as a tax resource

Who does not know him? The stubborn dirt on the grill or the burnt pan. The coffee brew acts like scouring milk – with the decisive advantage: without harmful chemicals. Deposits in vases can also be loosened with hot water and two spoons of coffee grounds.

Cleaning with coffee grounds

Coffee grounds as a miracle cure for wasps and mosquitoes

Mosquitoes and wasps are unwelcome – whether it’s a summer evening barbecue or relaxing on the patio. The realization that mosquitoes and wasps do not like the smell of coffee makes our summer evenings more bearable. Simply scattering coffee does not help to get rid of them, unfortunately.

To get rid of the insects, you should light the dry coffee grounds in a fireproof bowl. The rising odor is perceived as unpleasant for insects. Humans, on the other hand, perceive the smell only faintly or is even perceived as pleasant.


Coffee grounds reduces dark circles under the eyes

Everyone who has ever slept badly and has to leave the house early knows it: Circles under the eyes. But those who know how to use their coffee grounds are less likely to have problems with it, because the caffeine it contains promotes blood circulation. To do this, apply the coffee base under your eyes and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. The caffeine constricts the blood vessels and removes the fluid from the swellings.

Here you can find more tips against dark circles.

Lip scrub

In summer as well as in winter, care for our lips is indispensable. Coffee brew contains oils that have antibacterial effects and promote blood circulation to the lips, making them look fuller.

Recipe for the lip scrub:

  1. 1 tsp. coffee grounds
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda (as an alternative you can also use sugar)
  3. 1 tsp. coconut oil

Mix the three ingredients together in a bowl, massage the scrub into the lips for 2-3 minutes and remove the scrub residue with warm water.

Apply the product once a week and dry lips will be a thing of the past.

Empty the chimney with coffee brew

In this tip, you use the coffee brew in a warm and moist state. Sprinkle the phrase on the ashes before you take them out of the fireplace. The coffee base can bind the dust and ash, which greatly simplifies the emptying of the fireplace, because no dust is stirred up.


Conclusion: Coffee grounds do not belong in the trash

Coffee grounds are much too good to throw in the trash. So the next time you find a portion of coffee grounds in your filter, you now have a few uses for them. It is a real all-rounder and you do something good for the environment and your wallet.