5 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Leftover Coffee Grounds

Ever wondered if there was something useful you could do with all those leftover coffee grounds? If you're anything like us, you may have A LOT of coffee grounds lying around. It seems such a shame to throw them away....well you don't need to. Here are some great ideas for how you can repurpose those coffee grounds into something useful:

1. Make a DIY body scrub

Combine some coffee grounds with some melted down coconut oil, pop them in some ice cube trays and put them in the fridge or freezer. Once cool, you can use them in the shower as a lovely exfoliating body scrub! (Be aware, they can be a bit messy so using them in the shower is better than the bath). The coconut oil will leave you with silky soft skin, whilst the caffeine in the coffee grounds is said to have incredible cellulite-fighting properties. We sell a DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub Kit, so you have everything you need to make your own scrub at home - all you need to do is add your own coffee grounds! 

2. Compost

Add coffee grounds to your kitchen peels and organic food waste. Then add it to your compost bin and wait for the magic to happen. Worms are also attracted to your compost with the addition of old coffee. Your garden will love you.

3. Fertiliser

If you grow azaleas, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias, roses, or other acid-loving plants, then used coffee is a great fertiliser for you. Mix your old grounds with dead grass clippings, brown leaves, or dry straw to neutralize some of the acidity, the spread them around your plants.  

4. Homemade Furniture Stain

We've all been there - coffee drips or rings on the coffee table. They can be hard to shift! But this is exactly why coffee is a great golden brown furniture stain! It only takes a few common household ingredients: steel wool, coffee grounds and vinegar. Place a steel wool pad into a mason jar and add about 1/4 cup of used coffee grounds and about 1 to 2 cups of vinegar. Voila!

5. Hair Masks
Remove the build-up of styling products using old coffee grounds to give your hair a lift and restore its natural healthy shine.  Before you shampoo, simply grab a handful of used grounds and massage them into your hair.  The coarse texture is enough to break apart the product residue, but it’s also gentle enough that it won’t damage your locks.

 

Do you have any other uses for your coffee grounds? We'd love to know about them.

 

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