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Use Your Old Coffee Grounds To Clean Dishes, Kill Fleas And Much More

Your coffee grounds are good for a lot more than a liquid pick-me up, so before you trash the next batch, read on for ways to reuse them instead. Hint: a flea rinse is involved.

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According to Natural Home Magazine, the coarse texture of coffee grounds makes them ideal for scrubbing hard to clean dishes. Start by packing the grounds into a square sized cloth, then gather its ends and secure with a rubber band. This tip also works on tea bags.

If you’ve been chopping garlic or other fragrant foods, rub the grounds on your hands to eliminate the smell. Dropping some in your plants will help keep out garden pests.

You can also use diluted coffee grounds as a natural flea rinse on Fido—or try addding an egg white with 1/4 cup of grounds to make a well-deserved facial mask for yourself. Check out the full post for more ideas. If you’ve got any other DIY uses for old grounds, let us know about them in the comments.

Multipurpose Coffee Grounds [Natural Home Magazine via Re-Nest]