3 Ways To Recycle Coffee Grounds

We know how much coffee you lot drink! So here's a few tips to repurpose all those used coffee grinds.

Remove Bad Odours

If you love cooking but hate the persistent smell of garlic and onion on your fingers, then you are in luck! Grab a teaspoon of used coffee grounds, rub into damp hands then rinse.

Just like baking soda, coffee grounds soak up odours in the air. Once you have had your morning brew, simply spread on a baking tray and put in a 200 degree C oven until completely dry. Store in an open jar and place in any room with unpleasant odours- i.e. the bathroom, next to the litter tray, kitchen cabinets. It even works in the fridge!



Feed Your Garden

Your compost pile will love you for throwing in your used coffee grounds and even your used coffee filters. Coffee grounds are nitrogen rich which will help break down plant matter.

Indoor and outdoor plants can also benefit from coffee grounds. Simply mix in with the soil or sprinkle a thin layer on top giving your plants essential nutrients that act as a slow release fertiliser, improving drainage, water retention and aeration.

Coffee is also known to deter slugs, snails and other insects that might otherwise munch your beloved plants. Added bonus!


DIY Skin Care

Everyone wants glowing radiant skin, right? Well coffee-based skin scrubs are known to have many benefits including: removing dead skin cells and boosting blood flow helping with cellulite, dark circles, fine lines, scarring and stretch marks. It can also have a calming effect on the body due to antioxidants.

 A simple recipe for you to try:

½ cup used coffee grounds

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup of coconut oil

 Mix together thoroughly and apply to your face and body in circular motions (avoid eye area). For use as a face mask- leave on for up 15 minutes before rinsing. Store in an airtight jar and use within 2 months.


Needing more used coffee than you are capable of producing alone?

Then come ask our team members to set some aside!

(We always have more than we know what to do with!)

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