In case you consume coffee on a daily basis, then you definitely see coffee grounds frequently. If you are like most people, then you probably throw them away because they can’t be used for creating more coffee. However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t be used for something else like improving the appearance and comfort of your home and improving your own beauty.
So, once coffee grounds are useless for making more coffee, put them in the compost to create a soil packed with nutrients. This is a list of 10 incredible and unexpected uses of coffee grounds.
1. Cellulite Cream
According to many studies, get rid of cellulite you must cut these bands.
It turns out that caffeine can accelerate this process at least for a while by boosting circulation and enhancing production of collagen to stretch the skin and lower the presence of cellulite.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Six tablespoons of coffee grounds
- Three tablespoons of sugar or sea salt
- Take a large bowl and put the dry ingredients inside it.
- Next, take the coconut oil, melt it and stir it inside the bowl.
- Once you get a nice mixture place it in a clean glass jar, place the lid and keep it in the bathroom.
Whenever you want to use this remedy, just brush the skin with it right before showering. In this way you will trigger better lymph and blood circulation and eliminate dead skin cells. While you are in the middle of showering, turn off the water completely and take a large amount of the mixture. Rub this natural scrub everywhere on your body for 3-4 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
2. Revitalize Your Hair
If you have brown hair that has lost its liveliness you can count on coffee grounds for revitalization. Namely, coffee grounds have the ability to exfoliate the scalp and you should do this before shampooing. Rub them into the scalp for 3-4 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water after that. Even though your hair might look darker in the beginning, the grounds will actually make it brighter and livelier. These coffee grounds can increase hair volume and improve shine too.
3. Under Eye Cream for Dark Circles and More
Just like in the case of cellulite cream, many under eye creams are packed with caffeine which can widen the blood vessels and enhance the appearance of your skin even if you have dark circles.
If you want to use coffee grounds, take some moist grounds and mix them with a small amount of olive oil to get a paste. Put this paste right under the eyes and don’t scrub the skin. Just let the mixture work for 3-4 minutes and use lukewarm water to carefully rinse it. In addition, feel free to put a small amount of cooled down coffee right under the eyes and let It work for 3-4 minutes.
4. Clean Your Grill
In case you are a great fan of BBQ, you often have to deal with a dirty grill. Using dish soap to clean it can remove some of the residues but not everything. For better effects, take a handful of coffee grounds (used) and put them on the kitchen sponge, on its rough side to be more precise. Start scrubbing the grill and leave the grounds for half an hour. Use warm water to rinse everything and use a wiper to clean the area.
5. Odor Eliminator
Just like baking soda, used coffee grounds can soak humidity and unpleasant smell. Just put the used coffee grounds on a regular baking sheet and wait until they are completely dried. Put the coffee grounds in a clean glass jar and leave it open. Put it in the fridge or the area where you keep the shoes to fight smell.
6. Natural Cleaning Product
If you want to eliminate grime and grease, place the dishes in a sink packed with hot water and used coffee grounds for 60 minutes. Scrub the pots with the grounds and rinse them in a regular way. You’ll be surprised from the results.
7. Natural Fertilizer
Coffee grounds are acidic, but used coffee grounds have neutral pH value which means that they can improve the condition of any garden. Used coffee grounds are packed with potassium and nitrogen so you can mix them into the compost mix directly prior to planting greenery.
8. Flea Killer
If you want to eliminate those annoying fleas, gather some coffee grounds and use them on the fur of your pet after giving them a bath. Just scrub the grounds on the coat and after that rinse it well before you leave your dog to dry. There is a chance that you will need to use a brush to remove some leftovers.
9. Wasp Protection
It seems that burning completely dry coffee grounds can make wasps and other annoying insects to stay away from your home. If you want to use this repellent, put the grounds in a pie plate made of aluminum. In addition, put some crumbled dried leaves to support the burning process. The scent of the burning grounds will make the wasps and other bugs go in a different direction.
10. A Pesticide That Doesn’t Harm Your Health
Placing used coffee grounds in the garden is not beneficial just for the plants, but it also regulates the movement of snails, slugs and ants. Place the grounds around your plants and keep them safe from rabbits, cats and other animals that usually eat these plants.