Clever Ways to Recycle Coffee Grounds ...


I have been drinking more coffee lately so I thought it was about time I learned some ways to recycle coffee grounds rather than dumping them in the trash.

To be honest, I don’t mind putting them in the rubbish because they combat any nasty smells the bin might produce, but the green person inside of me just hates that.

Here are some ways to recycle coffee grounds I’ve learned – I’m going to try some – are you?

1. Use in Your Beauty Routine

If you’re into natural ingredients and homemade toiletries/remedies, there are some ways to use coffee grounds in your beauty routine.2

One most often cited uses is to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

If you want to try it, mix coffee grounds with olive oil and massage into your thighs.

Let it rest for a few minutes then rinse off.

Other uses include as an exfoliating ingredient in facial and body scrubs and soaps.2

Example recipe here

2. Boost Your Beautiful Brunette Color

Still in the beauty realm, you can use coffee grounds to enhance the look of your brown tresses.

Rub used coffee grounds into your hair and scalp after shampooing and rinsing.

After rinsing out the coffee, your color will be boosted and your strands soft and shiny.

3. Use It on Your Pots and Pans

Coffee grounds are naturally mildly abrasive and also great for cutting through grease.

This makes them an excellent natural, chemical-free cleaner.

Got some stubborn burnt pots and pans?

Get to work on them with coffee grounds.

Scour the pan with a few spoons of the grounds until the gunge comes off.

For stubborn burnt on food or particularly greasy pans, scrunch the filter – still full of grounds- into a scourer shape and use that.2

It will eventually split but then you just go to work with a scourer or sponge until the job is done.

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