How to Use Coffee Grounds for Bug Repellent

Are you tired of pesky bugs ruining your outdoor activities? Coffee grounds have been known to act as a natural bug repellent, making them a great addition to your outdoor toolbox.

Not only can they keep insects at bay, but they also provide a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to chemical repellents.

So if you are an avid coffee drinker, here’s how to use coffee grounds for bug repellent! Coffee lovers rejoice!

Allow your used coffee grounds to dry completely. You can spread them out on a baking sheet and place them in a sunny spot or oven to speed up the process.

I put mine on a plate on the windowsill after emptying the coffeemaker, but you can also dry them out in the oven at 200 degrees for an hour or two. 

If you aren’t into a daily cup of Joe, you can just use fresh coffee grounds without using them to drink your coffee.

You can also add your used coffee grounds to a compost pile, which will create a strong aroma in your yard and create a natural defense against a number of unwanted pests.

Add bay leaves to your coffee grounds for an additional measure! The strong scent is a super mosquito-repelling method!

Swipe up for the full tutorial!