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Caffeine kicks: Surprising uses for coffee

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many of us can’t even start the day until we have one! But did you know that you can use coffee for a lot of different things, other than, well, keeping you awake? In this gallery we compile a number of uses for coffee.

Browse through the following gallery and discover uses for coffee you might not know about.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

Coffee can help fertilize your plants

Coffee is great for your garden and your plants. It has lots of essential minerals that will fertilize the soil and stimulate plant-growth.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It may help reduce the appearance of cellulite

When applied topically, coffee grounds may help doing so by increasing blood flow in the area and helping break down fat deposits.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It can help can eliminate pet odors

Heat a cup of freshly ground coffee beans over low heat and let the fragrance do its job.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can use it for iced drinks

Pour leftover coffee into ice cube trays and use them for drinks. You can also add them to foods.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can add it to cake mix

Instead of water, why not add brewed coffee to your cake mix?

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can get more bait worms for fishing

Just like us, bait worms love the scent of coffee grounds. So you can use coffee as bait and attract more worms.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It can give you energy

Caffeine is one of the world’s most popular stimulants and of course, coffee has caffeine, so if you need an energy boost, a cup of coffee might do the trick!

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It can make your hair shinier

Apply coffee to your hair for 20 minutes while it’s dry and clean. Then rinse and see how shinier it gets!

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can exfoliate your skin

Rub moist grounds to get rid of dead skin, and to smooth it all up.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It can help relief headaches

Caffeine can help relieve headaches. Consuming it through coffee can help you feel better.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It can help remove bad odors from you car

A small open container filled with freshly ground coffee will absorb any strong odors in your car.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

Use it as a natural cleaning scrub

Coffee grounds can be used as a natural abrasive when cleaning.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can use it when cleaning your fireplace

Sprinkle coffee grounds over the ashes before cleaning them. The coffee will weigh down the ashes and it will be easier to clean.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

Use it to get rid of mosquitoes

Coffee can be toxic for many insects and pests. Burning grounds is a way to repel bugs.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can use it to dye Easter eggs

There are a few ways to dye Easter eggs using natural products, and coffee is one of them.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can dye fabrics with it

Do you want to give your old white t-shirt a new life? Try dying it with coffee.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can use it to fix furniture

You can use coffee to fix small cracks, dents, and scratches. Just mix 2-3 tablespoons with a bit of water to make a thick paste, and voila!

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It can help eliminate bad odors in your fridge

Placing fresh coffee grounds in your fridge can help eliminate bad odors. Try it!

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It can help remove fleas from your pet

Fleas don’t like coffee. Just rub coffee grounds on your pet’s hair after washing it with shampoo.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

Use it to tenderize meat

Coffee’s acids and enzymes helps break down meat’s muscle fibers, making it softer.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

Eye circles

Caffeine has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Coffee can therefore help reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles and puffiness.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

Coffee speeds up composting

Coffee grounds are a great nitrogen source, which helps speed up the composting process.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can add it to meat dishes

A cup of coffee can make a meat stew richer and give it a nice dark color.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can get rid of ants

Ants don’t like coffee. So, if you don’t  want ants in your house either, you can keep them away using coffee.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

It can stimulate hair growth

Caffeine stimulates hair growth so coffee can help. Massage coffee grounds into your scalp and hair before washing it.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

Use it to scour pots and pans

Need to scrape away caked-on food from your pots and pans? Coffee can help.

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food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can make furniture with it

Yes, you can actually make furniture from coffee. A company in the UK does this already.

food, caffeine kicks: surprising uses for coffee

You can darken hair

You can darken your hair, and even cover gray hair (although temporarily), using coffee.

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It’s great to grow mushrooms

Coffee has lots of nutrients that mushrooms need, so it’s particularly helpful if you want to grow them.

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