What is one of the very first things you do when you wake up in the morning?
Make a nice hot cup of joe!
Get ready for this, you can use the leftover coffee grounds (best to use organic coffee) in some surprising ways. For instance, you can use it as a natural beauty remedy, in the garden, or even around the house as a cleaner.
It’s quite simple, just spread the used coffee grounds on a baker paper to dry and then use according to the directions below:
- Clear up 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.
- Smooth out cellulite
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.
- Use as soap if you’re in a pinch
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.
- Hair color
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.
- 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.
- Pots and pans
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.
- Deters ants, fleas, and wasps
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.
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.
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.
- Neighborhood stray cats
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.
- Fertilizer and chases off snails
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.
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.