TAKE YOUR COFFE GROUNDS A STEP FURTHER!
Did you know that coffee is the most consumed beverage around the world?
Ever wondered what else you could do with the leftover coffee grounds?
Look no further.
Here at EcoKaffe we got creative and found five great ways to reuse your coffee grounds from your reusable coffee capsules, making your coffee consumption even more sustainable
#1 fertilize your garden
Most soil does not contain the essential nutrients needed for optimal plant growth.
Coffee grounds contain several important minerals for plant growth — nitrogen, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and chromium.
They may also help absorb heavy metals that can contaminate soil.
What’s more, coffee grounds help attract worms, which are great for your garden.
To use coffee grounds as fertilizer, simply sprinkle them onto the soil surrounding your plants.
#2 Neutralize odors
Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, In other words, coffee grounds can help absorb and eliminate odors.
You can place a bowl of coffee grounds in your fridge or freezer to neutralize odors from spoiled or fragrant foods.
You can even keep coffee grounds by the sink and use them to scrub your hands after chopping garlic or onions. The grounds will help remove the smell from your hands.
#3 Exfoliate your skin
The coarse particles in coffee grounds work as an exfoliating agent which removes dead skin cells.
No more need for over priced products!
Simply mix coffee grounds with a little bit of water or coconut oil and scrub them with your hands directly onto your face and body.
What’s more, the caffeine in coffee grounds has potent antioxidant properties that can help protect the skin from sun damage.
#4 Reduce the appearance of cellulite
Cellulite is a condition that gives the skin a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It affects 80–90% of adult women.
It occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue under your skin. Once again your coffee can save the day!
When caffeine such as that in coffee grounds is applied topically, it may help break down this fat and increase blood flow to the area, thus decreasing the appearance of cellulite.
Simply mix grounds with water or coconut oil and scrub for 10 minutes twice weekly on any areas affected by cellulite.
#5 Scratched furniture
If you own wooden furniture, you’ve probably noticed it can be easily scuffed and scratched.
Before you run to the store, you might want to give coffee grounds a try.
First, make a thick paste with used coffee grounds and water.
Then rub the paste into the scratch using a cotton swab, allow it to sit for 5–10 minutes and then wipe with a cotton rag.
This should help buff out the scratch and conceal it by dying the exposed wood a dark-brown color.
Continue to dab coffee into the scratch using a cotton swab until the desired color is achieved, waiting a few hours between applications.