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Spent Coffee Grounds: Trash to Treasure

spent coffee grounds

Nothing goes down as good as a morning coffee; the caffeine hit, the eye-opener from a late night, for whatever reason you enjoy your coffee, know that those spend grounds you’re throwing out can be put to great uses, from benefiting yourself to benefiting the environment. Speculations about how great fresh coffee is for your body have just lengthened!

How to get the most out of your spent coffee beans;

Your Body

   Body Scrub
Coffee grounds are abrasive for quality cleaning and exfoliation, however mild enough to not damage skin. Good for blood circulation and fat metabolism, the grounds will also fight cellulite. Mix a handful of coffee ground with olive oil or coconut oil for a scrumptious body scrub, leave for 10mins, and shower as normal.

   Face Wash
Struggling to find a scrub without chemicals? Coffee grounds are the answer; mix in some coffee ground with your facewash and massage as normal. The caffeine will overthrow those dark eye circles.

   Hand Wash
Often cook with garlic, onion or fish and have the odour left behind on your hands? Scrub with coffee grounds and smell the difference.

 

In the House


   Deodoriser
Being absorbent, coffee grounds make a great deodoriser for your home or fridge; place a few spoonful’s in a bowl to keep your fridge and/or freezer fresh.

   Cleaning your dishes
As an absorber, coffee grounds will help remove grease and food stuck on pots and pans. Add a teaspoon to your frypan before washing to absorb grease and oils.

   DIY candle
I know you have a heap of candles that have almost no wax left. Why not melt them down and add some coffee grounds for a great aroma in the home?


 

Outdoors

   Compost
Coffee ground provides nitrogen needed for healthy soil; add some more green and brown matter for a healthy compost heap.

   Garden
Starting a garden? Coffee is great for fertilizing your garden as it is nitrogen-rich. In addition they also repel pests being a chemical free pesticide = win-win!

Who knew there were so many possibilities to spent coffee grounds! Now where’s that coffee so I can begin trying some of these ways to recycle my coffee grounds?