HOW TO RECYCLE USED COFFEE GROUNDS

HOW TO RECYCLE USED COFFEE GROUNDS

You may want to quit the habit of throwing your used coffee grounds away. There are endless possibilities with recycling used coffee grounds.

Collectively, the world consumes about 173 million coffee bags a year, 173 million bags of coffee grounds wasting away and damaging the earth in the long run.

Consider recycling as beneficial not only to you but playing your part to preserve the earth.

Here are five ways you can put your coffee grounds to fair use

BODY SCRUB

coffee body scrub

A way to recycle used coffee grounds is to make a coffee body scrub. It is an excellent exfoliator for your skin. It reduces puffiness, gives youthful, radiant skin and also improves blood circulation. The awesome thing about the coffee scrub DIY is that you can get creative and include any essential oils and essences of your choice.

COFFEE SCRUB RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

1 cup coffee grounds
1 cup of organic sugar/salt
1/2 cup of organic coconut oil (our preferred choice)
One tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Melt coconut oil and allow it to cool but not solidify
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container
Use every day if you wish or several times in the week.

CLEANING PRODUCTS

coffee grounds as cleaning products

Coffee grounds make for a perfect cleaning agent in keeping surfaces such as cookers, ovens and grills looking good as new. The coffee grounds’ abrasive texture makes it easy to scrub and clean build-ups and tough stains on surfaces. Coffee grounds are an ideal alternative to harsh chemicals.
To use, sprinkle the coffee grounds directly on the surface, gently scrub then rinse thoroughly with water.

HAIR CARE

hair care products

Be sure to include coffee in your hair care routine. As weird as it may sound, coffee restores your hair lustre and shine.
Apply the coffee grounds directly to your scalp, massage gently then rinse out thoroughly to bring your hair back to life.

INSECT REPELLENT

mosquito coil

Aside from its stimulating effects, coffee also repels certain pests and insects like mosquitoes. The smell of burning coffee grounds are a safe and effective way of keeping these pesky insects away.
To use, put the used coffee grounds in a bowl, then burn as you would incense.

ODOUR ABSORBERS

coffee grounds in a blue pouch

Use coffee grounds as odour removers around your home. Coffee grounds help in absorbing smells from the environment.
Fill a container or pouch with the coffee grounds and place it in the area where it is needed.

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