Used coffee grinds.
In this day and age, where recycling SHOULD be a part of every household and business, trying to find new ways of using items and products, that have been used previously, can be a task.
Being keen to help protect the environment, we try to make as little waste as possible. Keeping our footprint green is very important to us and so finding new and exciting ways to use things again intrigues us.
How do you get rid of used grinds?
This is something that we wanted to try and reduce, as much as possible, in our daily lives, at home and at work. do we throw them in the trash with the other rubbish? Do we take it to the tip? Well , after some research and some serious conscience listening, we have compiled a few ideas we have come across, that we love.
Without further ado, read on to find out how you can use your coffee grinds (or help those coffee-house owners, who I am sure will be completely thrilled for the help. A lot of coffee, leaves a lot of grinds!) in many other ways, you probably never thought of!
YEP! You read that right gals! The active ingredient in most high-end, anti-cellulite creams? Coffee!
Simply mix 1/4 cup of warm coffee grinds, (microwaved is fine) with 1 TBSP of oil, either olive, coconut,almond, even massage oil, and apply to the danger zones. Wrap that up like you would a cake, with cling film and relax for about 5 minutes. Wash the pots, read a magazine, meditate….. Then when your timer goes off, remove the wrap. Grab a lovely warm shower, brush off the coffee using an exfoliating brush and your all done! Repeat this twice a week, and you should start to see results……
Your welcome. 🙂
“Here’s looking at you kid”
Late night? Allergies?
Stress no more. With this eye mask, you can get rid of those pesky puffy panda eyes.
Take a pinch of black pepper, 1tsp fresh coffee grounds, mix this with a 1/4 tsp coconut oil, mix this with some water till it becomes a paste and apply to under eyes. Leave for 5-10 minutes then wipe off gently with a damp cloth. apply some moisturizer later, and repeat a few times a week, till *ping no more dark circles.
Not tonight i’m washing my hair…
We all know the importance and benefits of exfoliating. It brightens skin and makes it baby soft. How many times have you exfoliated your scalp? Well, exfoliation is important for your head too. It eliminates build up and dead skin cells, and gives your hair a beautiful shine. Add 1/3 cup of ground coffee to your scalp and massage in circular motions for about a minute. This is best done before you wash and condition, leaving you with the tresses of your dreams.
As well as making your hair beautifully silky, (thanks for the demo Daisy) If you have naturally dark hair, Brunettes I’m talking to you, Leaving a mix of used coffee grounds and your everyday conditioner, leaves hair beautifully tinted. It accentuates the chocolate tones and basically works like a safer alternative to henna. Remember the fascination with henna hair in the 90’s?
These boots were made for walking…
Ok so this one isn’t for your boots, but instead for your feet.
Had a long, tiring shift at work? Feel like your little piggies could do with some pampering for themselves before you put those totally amazing, but expensive, shoe envy inducing, open toes on? Heres a little trick I’m loving! Take one cup of virgin coconut oil, 1/2 cup of your ground coffee, and one to two teaspoons of vanilla extract blended together. Prepare a tub of warm soapy water, then soak your feet for 10 minutes. While soaking, apply one teaspoon of the scrub to feet in a circular motion to exfoliate the dead skin. Rinse feet in warm water and pat dry. The blend of antioxidants in the coffee and the moisturising properties of coconut oil will leave your worn out feet soft and silky smooth.
So there we have 5 ways to reuse old coffee grounds.
Most of these were found through Pinterest ( how I love thee) None of these were my own idea, thought I’d just make that clear. If you search used coffee in there, there’s a whole bunch of things comes up.
How do you recycle ? Do you reuse things that have been discarded? how do you feel about the state of the environment where you live?
Till next time,