Working from home we are all consuming more coffee than usual at home. We usually discard our coffee grounds but there are many practical uses There is no need to let all your coffee grounds go to waste, we can re use them in our everyday life. Here are some practical and creative ways to uses your coffee grounds:
Fertilise your garden
Optimise your plant growth and use coffee grinds to provide essential nutrients to soil. Coffee grounds contain key minerals for plant growth - nitrogen, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and chromium. To use as a fertiliser, simply sprinkle them onto the soil surrounding your plants. Plus, they help attract worms, which are great for your garden.
Use it as a Natural Cleaning Scrub
Coffee grounds are abrasive and can help remove buildup on hard-to-clean surfaces. They can even help sanitise due to there antibacterial and antiviral properties. A great way to avoid cleaning with chemicals. Use them to scour your sink, polish your cookware or clean your grill. Be careful not to use them on any porous material, as they can cause brown stains.
Exfoliate Your Skin
The coarse particles in coffee grounds work as an exfoliating agent to help remove dirt and dead cells from skin. Mix coffee grounds with water or coconut oil and scrub them with your hands directly onto your face and body. Or add a small amount of honey and they work as a lip scrub. The caffeine in coffee grounds has a potent antioxidant properties that can help the skin from sun damage.
Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite
Cellulite affects 80-90% of adult women. When caffeine such as that in ground coffee is applied topically, it may help break down fat and increase blood flow to the area, decreasing the appearance of cellulite.
Repair Scratched Furniture
Wooden furniture can easily be scuffed and scratched. Coffee can help minimise the appearance. 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 colour. Continue to dab coffee into the scratch using a cotton swab until the desired colour is achieved, waiting a few hours between applications.