We are living towards a more sustainable future and re–using and recycling should be a part of our daily lives by now. We discover coffee as your and your home’s best friend! From drinking it, using it in food and even using it to unclog the drain, its uses around your home will leave you wanting so much more!
Re–using Around the House
Coffee grounds can be used around the house for many reasons. Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, potassium, and other minerals that plants need to grow successfully. Adding coffee grounds to acid-loving plants like tomatoes and citrus fruits can result in a much larger yield. Root vegetables also benefit from using coffee grounds as a nutrient.
To repel ants, sprinkle dry, used coffee grounds in problem areas where you notice ants in your home or garden and they might just leave. To tackle huge ant mounds, pour an entire pot of brewed coffee right on the mound.
Coffee is a natural, effective alternative to harsh chemicals for cleaning. Mildly abrasive and acidic, coffee grounds are great for scrubbing surfaces like countertops, cooking ranges and refrigerators. Use them alone or mix them with a little dish soap.
Coffee also absorbs odours in your refrigerator. This odour-killing machine works anywhere and for any smells. Keeping an open bag of coffee grounds around leaves a delightful smell in your home.
According to Healthline applying coffee directly to your skin may help decrease the appearance of sunspots, redness, and fine lines. Sources found a direct correlation between drinking coffee and a decrease in photoaging effects. Here’s to bottomless coffee!
Coffee can also be used as a health and beauty product. Coffee grounds can be used as a skin exfoliator to nourish the skin and reduce wrinkles or stretch marks. Mix them with coconut or almond oil for a wonderful exfoliating massage oil.