If you didn’t already know, we’re really into coffee.
Drinking ethical coffee can have a lot of health benefits, but there’s also a lot that can be done with the left-over coffee grounds, too.
For those of you looking to take waste-free to the next level, here’s a list of 6 great uses for used coffee grounds:
- Cellulite Scrub:
Try this Coffee Grind Cellulite Scrub recipe:
1 cup coffee grinds
5 drops orange essential oil
6 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp sea salt
*Combine with Dry Brushing for quicker results
- Skin Exfoliator
- Freshen Your Flowers
Sprinkling coffee grinds around your plants is a great way to keep garden insects like snails, ants, and slugs from destroying them. Adding orange peels or rosemary to the mix can also help keep some mammals away (ie; stray cats).
Acid-loving plants such as Azaleas, Bleeding Hearts, Holly, Hydrangeas, Magnolia, Dogwood plants and roses will thrive off of soil fertilized with coffee. Mix your grinds with dead grasses, leaves or dry straw to neutralize some of the acidity.
- Get Rid of Fleas