A minimalist lifestyle often holds a lot of value. This means making the most of what’s available at home.
When you stop to think about how you can consume products more sustainably, you’ll realize that many of your daily-use items can be used in multiple ways.
Thankfully, in this day and age, repurpose, recycle & reuse have become the norms of the day.
As a coffee aficionado, you too can employ a minimal waste habit at home by utilizing leftover coffee powder or used coffee grounds.
We’ve compiled a list of 9 creative ways for you to try!
The texture of coffee grounds makes for a perfect exfoliating mask. You won’t even have to run out to get some expensive body or face scrubs.
With a little bit of filter coffee grounds, you’ll have rosy, clear skin soon. This is because coffee promotes blood circulation and maintains skin elasticity.
Whether you use it for your face/ body, mix coffee grounds with water or coconut oil to form a paste.
Apply this to the desired areas and gently rub in circular motions to remove dead skin cells. You’ll also find that it gets rid of grime in the pores of your skin.
What is it about the aroma of coffee that it carries such a warm vibe with it? We can vouch for the ability of coffee to uplift our moods on any given day.
Do you want to soak up in the fragrance of coffee all day (and not just when you’re taking coffee breaks)?
Use it to instantly transform the atmosphere at home or in your office cabin. Simply add a few spoonfuls of coffee powder to a bowl & leave it in a nook of your house/ on your work table.
You can also use this method to get rid of strong food odours inside your refrigerator.
Acai Bowl Topping
Who said that coffee only makes for a good beverage? It’s an excellent topping for desserts & even breakfasts!
Make a healthy acai bowl for breakfast with your favourite fruits and grains.
Sprinkle coffee powder on top to give your breakfast a kick of caffeine and the good ol’ taste of coffee. You can also do this with froyos and cereals.
Are you fed up with using various dishwashing chemicals to remove stains from vessels? We have a great solution for you!
Coffee contains antibacterial properties that are great for cleaning cookware. It easily removes grease from utensils & leaves them squeaky clean.
Simply scrub the pots & pans with coffee grounds, and leave it on for some time before you rinse it out.
That said, make sure not to use filter coffee grounds on spongy materials as it leaves a dark stain.
Give your plants a taste of coffee by adding some coffee grounds to the soil. This can be done before planting or even after your plants have begun to grow.
Why this works wonders is that coffee contains minerals that are great for plant growth.
It is also said to attract worms, which helps your home garden flourish. All in all, using a bit of coffee to add life to your home garden will fetch you great results.
Ensure that you are using it only with plants that require acidic soil since coffee tends to be acidic.
Coffee contains something called diterpenes which are fatal to insects. Even the caffeine in it serves as a barrier against ants, slugs, fruit flies, snails, and many other bugs.
Sprinkle some filer coffee grounds in your garden. This not just strengthens plant growth but also keeps pests away from your home garden.
To insect-proof your home, add some coffee grounds to a bowl and leave it on a table or a corner of the room.
Some people also use it to remove fleas from dog fur too.
A unique use of brewed coffee grounds is to fix furniture with scratches. This only works in the case of wooden furniture.
Make a paste of coffee powder and water. Apply it on the scratches, and leave it for around 7 minutes. Then, wipe it off with a rag. Viola! Your furniture will have a more clean finish.
This is more science than magic, really. What it does is conceal the layer of wood underneath by dying it a darker colour. So, make sure to assess how it will look in the case of your furniture.
Did you know that the anti-inflammatory properties of coffee grounds reduce under-eye circles?
There are several research papers that show how products with caffeine help slow down signs of ageing.
Since the skin around your eye is sensitive, make sure that you don’t rub the coffee-oil mask harshly onto your skin. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse it off with cool water.
The benefits of coffee for your hair are multifold. It acts as a natural dye to enhance the colour of your dark hair.
Secondly, if you have dry, lifeless hair, you can imbue shine into it by using coffee powder.
All you’d need to do is steep coffee grounds in water. Once it is cool, rinse your hair with it, and watch how lustrous your tresses become.
Coffee is such a multipurpose ingredient. In the comments, let us know what are the ways that you like to use brewed coffee powder.
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