Updated: Nov 13, 2020
If you’re a big coffee lover this is for you!
Every morning you get up, and drink a gallon of coffee, also known as the only reason you can go to work / school or simply out of bed. You put in the coffee filter, the coffee ground, the water and you press a button. The elixir smell takes up all your apartment. And then comes the moment you’ll throw away the used coffee grounds. It may seem like inevitable waste, but you can actually find other usages for it.
Here are a few things you can do with your used coffee grounds :
1. A natural scrub.
Take a bowl and put around ½ cup of coffee ground.
Add ½ cup of brown sugar and ½ cup of melted coconut oil.
Use as a scrub on your face and body. Leave on for a few minutes so that it soaks in your skin. And rinse!
The mixture will act as an exfoliant, which is essential to have a nice and healthy skin, as it removes dead skin and improves circulation (which will reduce the appearance of cellulite!!). The sugar and coconut oil will fully hydrate your skin.
Use maximum once a week to avoid skin breakage.
Little tip : use it in your shower so you don’t stain anything and enjoy a coffee smelling shower.
2. Forget the bags under your eyes.
If coffee is a necessary source of energy, it will also physically hide that you stayed up late last night.
Take 1 tablespoon of used coffee grounds.
Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt, and a few drops of lemon juice.
Let it sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Put it on the bags under your eyes for 10-15 minutes.
Use 1-2 times a week for a newfound glow.
Little tip : the mixture can be kept for a few days in the fridge so you can make some in advance.
3. An organic fertilizer.
For all the lucky green thumbed readers, or those who are trying to grow plants, or garden use your leftover coffee grounds to fertilize them (100% naturally!).
Simply spread the leftover at the foot of your plant or mix it with its soil. It will act as nutrients for the
The gardening pros recommend this fertilizer to be used especially for your hortensias which will give them an extra blue colour and for your tomatoes.
4. The key to a perfect compost.
We're all about compost and Montreal's little brown garbage. Here's why throwing away your coffee grounds is good for your compost : It facilitates the worms' digestion, thus creating a more efficient transformation of your leftover into compost.
So let's help the tiny workers of the earth.
That's all we have for ground coffee!
You now have multiple excuses to drink excessively large amounts of coffee (it's for the planet), you're welcome.