A hot cup of coffee is the first thing that comes to our mind when we wake up in the morning. It’s among the most popular drinks in the worlds, universally famous for its amazing energy-boosting properties. Many people can’t imagine their day without at least one cup of freshly brewed cup, but it rarely is just one. But what do we do with the remaining coffee grounds? We sure can’t use them again for coffee-making, but can they be used for something else? In case you didn’t know, coffee grounds can be repurposed and used for a variety of things, from cellulite scrub to wasp repellents and we’re here to tell you the top 10 top for coffee grounds which will make your life much better.
- Cellulite cream
Many women are affected by this problem and spend thousands of dollars on expensive cellulite scrubs and cosmetic treatments in an effort to make their skin look smooth and firm. If you’ve used some anti-cellulite cream you’ve probably noticed that caffeine is among the top listed ingredients. That’s because improves your circulation, boosting collagen production to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Here’s how you can make this amazing anti-cellulite scrub:
- 1 cup of coffee grounds
- 6 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp sea salt or sugar
Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl first. Melt the coconut oil and mix it in the dry ingredients. Pour the resulting mixture in a glass jar with an air tight lid and keep the scrub in your bathroom. Before you take a shower, dry brush the affected skin area to stimulate blood and lymph flow. Hop in the shower and when you’re half-way through take an ample amount of the coffee scrub and rub it in, using circular motions, massaging thoroughly. After a few minutes rinse and you’re done.
- Hair Revitalizer
Coffee can provide all the necessary nutrients and energize your hair like no other mask can. It’s especially efficient for dark colored hair, making it vibrant and radiant.
- Under eye cream
Coffee is excellent against eye bags and dark circles. It will make your skin look fresh and radiant, completely restoring the skin under the eyes. Just mix some coffee grounds and a bit of olive oil and apply it under the eyes.
- Grill cleaner
Barbecuing is fun and everyone wants in on the fun, especially if you have company over. However, cleaning the dirty, greasy barbecue is a very different story. In such a situation coffee grounds can come to your rescue. Put some coffee grounds on a sponge and rub your grill with it. Rinse with some hot water and that’s it.
- Odor killer
Coffee is an excellent odor neutralizer which is why you can use it in the fridge to neutralize the bad smell from all sorts of food. Just place a cup of coffee grounds in the fridge and the smells will disappear.
- Cleaning solution
Soak your dishes in a sink full of hot water and coffee grounds for an hour or so if you want to get rid of the grime and grease left behind on your pans and pots. Scrub them after the soak with some coffee grounds and rinse. They’ll be as good as new!
Coffee is rich in a number of nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus which make it an excellent fertilizer. It will help your plants grow and all you have to do is spread some coffee grounds into the soil. It’s the cheapest but most effective solution.
- Flea fighter
Fleas are a common problem for pet owners and they often don’t know what the most effective solution for their elimination is. Coffee grounds may not sound like the logical solution but they’re extremely effective as flea repellents. Rub some fresh coffee grounds in your pet’s fur and on the skin and leave it to dry off a bit. Rinse with water and brush out the remaining residue.
- Wasp repellent
Place some dry coffee grounds in a fire-safe jar and light it with a match. The steam/condensation will help you dispel all the wasps in a matter of seconds. They can’t stand the smell of coffee.
- Natural pesticide
Coffee grounds are not just nutritionally beneficial for your plants and flower they also protect them from ants, slugs and snails. Sprinkle some coffee grounds around the base of your plants and protect them from intruders. It will keep the curious cats and hungry rabbits at bay as well.