I’m sure all of you out there enjoy having a cup of your favorite brew but did you know there is so much more to coffee than just a delicious way to wake up in the morning? Not only does it make a tasty drink and have health benefits but it can also be used for everything from household cleaning to beauty aids. So let’s take a look at some of the many other ways coffee can benefit you in your daily life.
- Using coffee in the garden.
Since coffee is a great source of nitrogen, it works wonders for your plants when adding used coffee grounds to your compost. Plus it keeps them out of landfills. You can also add them directly into the soil around your plants which will help with water drainage and retention and attract earthworms to keep your plants healthy and looking great.
- Use for pest control.
You can use coffee grounds to repel mosquitos and other insects away from your outdoor seating areas by putting out some bowls of coffee grounds or sprinkling around the area. You can also put some around your garden to keep beetles, fruit flies, and slugs away from your plants. Not only is it effective but it’s a great alternative to using any harsh chemicals.
- Use for household cleaning.
If you like to use chemical-free cleaning products, coffee grounds are great to use as a scrub. Since they are abrasive they can remove build-up from your sink, stove and pots and pans or any other hard to clean areas. As long as you don’t use them on porous materials since it can leave stains.
- Use to exfoliate your skin.
Not only do coffee grounds work wonders as a cleaning scrub but they also work great as a body scrub. Just add some to water or coconut oil and rub on the face and body to get rid of dry and dead skin, leaving you soft and smooth. It also increases blood circulation and can even protect the skin from sun damage due to the antioxidants in caffeine.
- Use as a hair treatment.
Applying coffee to your hair can have many benefits. It can prevent hair loss and promote growth, help with frizziness and help your hair to retain moisture, leaving it soft and shiny. It can even be used to darken your hair and temporarily cover any grays without the use of harmful chemicals.
- Use to get rid of puffy eyes.
Applying some cooled, used coffee grounds under your eyes and leaving on for about 20 minutes is an effective way to get rid of those dreaded eye bags. Caffeine is high in antioxidants and works as an anti-inflammatory to shrink blood vessels and remove water to help bring down the puffiness. It will also lessen dark circles and redness and even firm the skin.
These are just a few of the many other ways you can use coffee to benefit your everyday life even if you are not a big coffee drinker. Hopefully, you give some of these a try and take advantage of all the amazing qualities of coffee.