The first thing we think about when we get up in the morning is coffee! It’s one of the most popular and widely consumed drinks around the globe and I believe there isn’t a person who doesn’t like a warm cup of coffee in the morning. It’s delicious, energizing and simply irresistible, we all know that, but there are a lot of things about coffee we don’t know.
For example, did you know that coffee grounds can be quite useful around the house and even as a part of your beauty routine? Yes, the thick coffee grounds that are left at the bottom of the cup and which we throw away thinking they’re useless can be a real life saver is certain situations. All you have to do is spread the grounds on a piece of baking paper and leave them to dry. Here are 13 ways in which you can use them afterwards:
Coffee grounds are an excellent remedy against cellulite. It’ no wonder almost every anti-cellulite cream and gel contains caffeine. You wonder how come you haven’t thought about this before? Mix some coffee grounds and oil and prepare the most effective and 100% natural anti-cellulite cream which won’t cost you a dime.
If you’re all out of soap you can use coffee instead. It will clean your hands perfectly well. It contains firming and peeling properties which can do wonders for your skin. Try it out and see for yourself.
Coffee can provide all the necessary nutrients and energize your hair like no other mask can. It’s especially efficient for dark colored hair, making it vibrant and radiant.
- Against bags under the eyes
Mix some coffee grounds and a bit of olive oil and apply it under the eyes. Coffee is excellent against eye bags and dark circles. It will make your face look fresh and radiant, completely restoring the skin under the eyes.
- In the fridge
If you can’t get rid of that foul smell in your fridge coffee grounds can come to the rescue. Coffee is an excellent odor neutralizer and it will neutralize the bad smell from all sorts of food. Just place a cup of coffee grounds in the fridge and the smells will disappear.
- Grill rust
Everyone likes to barbecue but nobody wants to clean up the sticky, messy grill after it’s done. That’s why we’ll show you the neatest trick for cleaning your barbecue. Put some coffee grounds on a sponge and rub your grill with it. Rinse with some hot water and that’s it.
You can use this ingredient as a chemical- free cleaner, as its small grains function as a detergent for cleaning pots, pans and surfaces. Moreover, you will also save money on extra cleaning products. Well, this means that you should definitely try it.
- Against ants
Coffee can also be a life-saver in a case of ants infestation. It has a strong smell which blurs the ants tracks and they can’t find their way back home.
- Against fleas
Just like with ants, coffee is effective against fleas as well. Just rub some moist coffee grounds into your dog’s skin and hair, gently massaging it with it. The fleas will disappear and your pet will smell amazing.
- Against wasps
Place some dry coffee grounds in a fire-safe jar and light it with a match. The steam/condensation will help you dispel all the wasps in a matter of seconds. They can’t stand the smell of coffee.
- Against snails
If you have a problem with snails in your back yard coffee can be of great assistance. They hate the smell of coffee so just spread some coffee grounds on the soil and you can rest assured that it will eliminate them.
If you’re bothered by stray cats in the neighborhood once again coffee can help you a lot. Spread some coffee grounds all around your house and you’ll create an invisible barrier which will keep them at bay.
Coffee is rich in a number of nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus which make it an excellent fertilizer. It will help your plants grow and all you have to do is spread some coffee grounds into the soil.