Brewed coffee grounds have a lot of uses in our day-to-day life. You’ll be surprised to see the amazing hacks that you can perform with the used coffee beans including various household hacks such as cooking, cleansing, gardening deodorizing hacks and whatnot!
Listed below are the beauty hacks that you can incorporate in your self-care routine to gain additional benefits from the brewed coffee grounds before tossing them in trash can.
To reuse the coffee grounds, first you need to dry them in a cool and moisture-free place. For this, spread the damp coffee grounds on a tray and stir frequently till they are completely dry. Removing moisture from the used coffee beans will make it easier for you to store the grounds till you are ready to utilize them in for any of the below-mentioned hacks.
- PERFECT EXFOLIATOR FOR YOUR SKIN
Coffee grounds can remove dirt and dead cells from your skin. Coffee helps brighten your skin and provides protection from sun damage due to its antioxidant properties. Mix a bit of oil with coffee grounds and gently scrub your body with it before taking the shower. You can apply this once every week depending upon the sensitivity of your skin.
Mix a tea spoon of honey with coffee grounds and scrub your lips with it. Be gentle while scrubbing your lips and face to avoid any type of skin damage.
You can also make a coffee soap bar by adding coffee grounds in the soap base.
The coffee scrub will leave your skin soft, silky, smooth and shiny. It improves blood circulation in the skin thereby, improves the overall health of your skin.
- NATURAL HAND DEODORIZER
After cooking the food, wash your hand with liquid soap and add a few coffee grounds in it as well. It will help you get rid of difficult odors such as garlic, onions or fish.
- GET RID OF THE CELLULITE
Cellulite makes your skin dimpled and lumpy particularly on the inner thighs and buttocks area. It is observed in 80-90% adult females.
Mix coffee and oil. Scrub the affected area for good 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this twice a week. Caffeine present in the coffee reduces the cellulite by breaking down the fat deposits and improving blood flow in the affected area.
- WORKS AS A NATURAL DYE
Looking for all-natural dyes? Used coffee grounds have got your back. You can dye paper, cotton, cellophane, rayon and linen to give them a beautiful vintage look. It can also be used to deepen the color of your dark hair.
Commercially available food dyes and hair colors are composed of carcinogenic chemicals. To avoid the undesirable effects of these dyes, use coffee for dying purpose.
- INCORPORATE COFFEE GROUNDS IN YOUR HAIR CARE ROUTINE
Your hair and scalp can get dry due to excessive styling and harsh shampoos. Exfoliate your scalp with coffee grounds to improve blood circulation and remove the buildup on your scalp which will ultimately improve the health of your hair.
Studies have shown that caffeine present in the coffee can stimulate hair growth as well.
Massage your scalp with coffee grounds before shampooing your hair. Apply this once a week and see the results for yourself.
- FIGHT YOUR DARK CIRCLES
Skin around your eyes is very delicate and requires a lot of care and attention otherwise, it can decolorize and make the signs of aging much clear. Many skin care products have caffeine in them which is good for skin owing to its antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties.
Coffee grounds help to get rid of puffy eyes due to their anti-inflammatory properties, improve the blood circulation around the eyes and slow down the aging process due to the presence of antioxidants in them.
Make a thick paste by adding oil or water to the coffee grounds. Apply his paste once a day for 10 minutes around your eyes before washing your face.
Buy yourself a freshly roasted bag of coffee beans from Asante Coffee Company to enjoy a perfect cup of Joe every time you brew a coffee and utilize the brewed coffee grounds to upgrade your self-care routine.