5 Incredible Benefits Of Recycled Coffee Grounds
If you’re like most people, then you enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning, but did you know those old coffee grounds that you toss away can be put to good use?
Here are five reasons to never throw away old coffee grounds again.
1. Beauty scrub
Old coffee grounds make for an amazing exfoliator – just add a little honey for dry skin and lemon juice for oily skin – and because coffee is a natural stimulant, it can make tired and dull skin radiant again. Another trick? Coffee grounds are said to reduce cellulite.
Here’s a quick recipe:
1/3 cup epsom salt
1 cup coffee grounds
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon (optional… don’t do this if you or the recipient have sensitive skin!)
1 cup light olive oil or coconut oil
Pour the salt into a mixing bowl. If the salt is very chunky, take a pestle or the back of a large spoon and gently crush them into smaller granules to make for a smoother facial scrub.
Mix in the coffee grounds and brown sugar and oil. Mix together with just a spoon until evenly combined.
Transfer the mixture to a sealable air-tight jar.
Use in the morning, once a week as part of your normal beauty care routine, scooping out about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and scrubbing your face with it. Rinse the oil off with hot water, then follow with cold water to close your pores.
2. Hair mask
Before shampooing and conditioning your hair, rub the coffee grounds into your strands, leave them in for 30 minutes and then rinse them out for shinier, silkier, longer hair.
How to do it? Simply apply 1/3 cup of ground coffee to your wet scalp, massage in circular motions for 60 seconds, and then rinse, following with your usual shampoo and conditioner.
Warning: If you have color-treated hair, do not use this hair mask as it may darken your color and you don’t want that. On the other hand, if you don’t have color-treated hair, this mask will make your natural color pop!
3. Odor remover
Got a lingering odor that just won’t go away? Put your old coffee grounds in a bowl and place it in your refrigerator or wherever the lingering odor is to get rid of it.