Do you love coffee the way I love it? If so, then you probably wondered at least once what to do with the coffee grounds. And she is a valuable organic raw material that has many useful properties. The thick is good for the skin and hair, helps in the fight against unpleasant odors and garden pests, and also replaces many household home care products. Let’s take a closer look at how to use it.
1-. Fertilizer for plants
Coffee grounds make an excellent plant fertilizer. It is especially suitable for fruit trees and flowers: roses, azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and camellias. Coffee adds acidity to the soil and repels pests. The grounds can be added to compost or water for watering plants. If you mix carrot seeds with boiled coffee before sowing, they will germinate faster, and the fruits themselves will be sweeter and more nutritious.
2- Deodorant for hands and refrigerator
The rich aroma of coffee can eliminate unpleasant odors. For example, damp coffee grounds can be used to wipe your hands after cooking with onions or garlic. And dry brewed coffee is perfect for deodorizing the refrigerator. You need to pour the grounds into a glass jar and put it on one of the shelves. The coffee will remove all unpleasant odors inside the chamber and replace the soda that is usually used for this purpose.
3- Garden Pest Repeller
The coffee smell is unpleasant for some animals and insects. This is useful in the garden to scare off various pests from the beds and beds – for example, cats from a neighboring area. To do this, you need to mix coffee grounds with orange peel and distribute the resulting powder around the plants that suffer from excessive attention from intruders. The coffee grounds also keep slugs and snails from eating the garden crop. It can be used in the fight against ants, falling asleep in the thick of the growing anthills in the area.
4- Flea Relief
If you have a dog, brewed coffee will also help fight fleas. To do this, you need to rub the thick into the pet’s wet fur after washing. The rich smell will scare away parasites.
5- Air freshener
Coffee grounds can be added to a flower vase. It will organically fit into the overall composition, becoming a natural decorative filler, and will also act as an air freshener that can be used in a bathroom, toilet or living room. Water cannot be added to such a floral arrangement, and therefore it is better to use dried flowers for it. For example, lavender, which is more aromatic when dry than fresh.
6- Anti-cellulite mask
Caffeine improves blood circulation and flushes excess fluid from the body. Thanks to this property, it is useful in the fight against cellulite. For a healing mask, mix the coffee grounds with olive oil, wine or ginger oil. Then apply the resulting mass to problem areas of the body and massage them in a circular motion with a brush or sponge. The procedure must be repeated once or twice a week. With the help of a coffee mask, you can save a lot of money on visiting the spa, where a similar massage course will cost 10-15 thousand rubles.
7- Dishwashing powder
Thanks to its coarse structure, coffee grounds are excellent at wiping off dried dirt and food debris. It can be used to wash pots and pans instead of baking soda and household chemicals that are dangerous to people and the environment.
8- Mask against hair loss
Using coffee grounds, you can massage the scalp. This strengthens the hair roots and promotes hair growth. The procedure should be carried out before shampooing by taking a little ground coffee and gently rubbing it into the skin moistened with water. After 10-15 minutes, the mask can be washed off. Over time, the hair will gain strength and stop falling out. A coffee mask is not recommended for blondes, as coffee is a natural dye and can give hair a dark shade.
9- Hair dye
Strongly brewed coffee can be used as a dye for dark hair, both natural and dyed. In the case of the former, it makes the color more saturated and deep, in the case of the latter, it retains the shade of the pigment that was used for staining. It is also recommended to add coffee grounds to henna. This gives the hair a darker, coppery shade that looks nobler than red.
For better color retention, it is recommended to add freshly brewed coffee grounds to the hair conditioner, apply it full length and leave it under a bath cap for 15-20 minutes. After that, rinse your hair thoroughly. In addition, brewed coffee can be added to shampoos. Another option is to rinse your hair with a chilled strong coffee brew.
10- Dye for eggs, paper and fabrics
Coffee perfectly dyes not only hair, but also fabrics. It can be used to age paper and make a natural dye for Easter eggs. The final color will depend on the concentration of the solution: the more coffee grounds you add to the water during boiling, the richer the shade will be. To make paint