We all love some freshly brewed coffee and what is better than having the leftover coffee grounds and putting them to further use.
Read on to find how you can not only get a great cup of coffee from your coffee beans but how you then use the coffee grounds for little hacks around your home.
Use The Coffee Grounds as Fertiliser
If you’re a gardening enthusiast, then you know the importance of using fertilizers for your plants and what can be better than using a leftover as your fertilizer! Yes, you heard that right, coffee grounds can be the perfect fertilizer. Next time when you discard your coffee grounds after brewing your coffee, remember there are many uses for them! A lot of people like to sprinkle leftover coffee grounds directly onto the soil and use it as fertilizer. But what you do need to remember is that coffee grounds add nitrogen to your compost. It will take a while to add nitrogen to your soil as it needs time to break down the matter but be patient! You can recycle coffee grounds as a fertilizer adding some fertile organic material to the soil. They improve drainage, gives more air(aeration) and adds water retention to the soil.
So basically, sprinkle some used coffee grounds around and fertilize your plants!
Pet Fleas No More!
Say your furry friend has been itching more than usual and you’re suspecting that it might be a tick or a flea. Got some used coffee grounds? Use them!
Taking pets to vets, for this reason, can be frustrating and can be a bit of a bother for your pocket as well. But if you’ve got some leftover coffee grounds at hand, you’re in luck!
Coffee grounds are all-natural and don’t contain any harmful chemicals unlike other over-the-counter shampoos and bath products that can be rough on your pet and pose some side effects that you don’t want to go through. Fleas and ticks aren’t fans of coffee and by using the coffee grounds as a natural treatment to repel them, all you need to do is simply rub coffee grounds on your pet’s fur during a bath; after shampooing and then just rinse it off and let your pet dry as usual.
Coffee grounds might also add gloss and shine to your pet’s coat which is ah-mazing!
However, using coffee grounds can be a bit of a process and won’t be able to cure seriously infected pets and for that matter, you might need to visit the vet to get more professional help.
Just make sure that coffee grounds need to be used on your furry pets externally and you need to be careful while using them as consumption can be harmful.
Skin Exfoliation, Yes Please!
Coffee is widely used for exfoliation in skin products and is known to refresh skin and make it glow and if you have used coffee grounds and don’t know what to do, use them on your skin.
Coffee is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the skin while providing you with the exfoliation you need to remove dead skin. Given their physical properties, coffee grounds make a great scrub. Coffee contains caffeine which is amazing for the skin and is known to reduce cellulite. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which help lessen any sort of inflammation on the skin. So, the next time you decide to do a DIY scrub that works and is all-natural, give your used coffee grounds a try!
Use Coffee Grounds as a Natural Dye
We’ve all spilt some coffee on clean white clothing and have regretted it later as we all know how big of a hassle removing a coffee stain is! But, what if you wanted to design a white piece of clothing and don’t want to use synthetic dyes? Coffee grounds will save the day!
rewet used coffee grounds and create an amazing and inexpensive and natural dye! This all-natural dye can be used to colour cotton, rayon, cellophane, linen, and paper
Just brew the coffee like you normally would and have fun with spilling on different patterns on your choice of clothing and impress a few friends!
Bye-Bye Under-Eye Circles!
So you’re finally finished after pulling an all-nighter and you look at yourself in the mirror and notice your eyes are baggy and dark. Don’t panic!
While you brew your morning coffee, your leftover coffee grounds are your new best friend.
Many eye creams contain coffee as an active ingredient due to its antioxidant properties which can help fight off eyebags and make your eyes appear more awake. With coffee’s anti-inflammatory properties, it stimulates blood circulation around the skin and that helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and even reduces swelling. All you need to do is pair your coffee grounds with coconut oil and form a paste and apply the mixture under your eyes and let it sit for 10-15 minutes and get ready to be amazed.