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you can use coffee for WHAT?

by: Blog Administrator on

 Coffee is such a favourite hot beverage that we've forgotten throughout the years its many uses. Our mothers and grandmothers used these tricks back in the days before modern conveniences. Keep one thing in mind- these secrets don't require the most expensive of coffee, just a simple pick will do- the idea is to save money and a trip to the store if you can.

Whether you're an avid or amateur gardener one great use for your used coffee grounds is to sprinkle some on ant hills. You'll have to sprinkle a bit on all of the ant hills surrounding, but it does work. And a bit of common sense for you- you know that coffee is a stimulant and wakes you up in the morning- well it does the same to your plants. You can lightly sprinkle some used grounds directly onto the soil or simply empty your used grounds into your compost pile. This is especially helpful during seeding- sprinkle some in the hold that you're planting in and then put the seed or plant in. Carrots are one of the best vegetables for this trick. Have you ever been to a fragrance store? Of coarse you have, did you ever notice the small containers of coffee beans on the shelves in between the bottles? That's for you to smell in between the fragrances so you can have the full experience of each one.

One of my personal favourite uses for this is as an anti-cellulite scrub. There are some different variations on this, but personally I mix warm, used, coffee grounds into almond oil and rub it in then let it sit for a few minutes before hopping into the shower. I love Almond Oil- it's got a sweet fragrance and is amazing on the skin. You can use this combo as an all over (even face) scrub as well, but for that application use fresh grounds and not used. You can use almost any type of oil that's recommended for skin; such as olive oil, avocado oil, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, etc. You can even add a few drops of an essential oil for a nice fragrance if you like.

Speaking of scrubs, coffee grounds are great for surface scrubbing as well- countertops, cooktops, etc. Use a fine ground in this case so that it will only be a mildly abrasive application. you can add a few drops of dish soap to the grounds as well if you wish.

There are many more uses for coffee grounds than I know of I'm sure, but these are definitely my most favourite and every day uses that I can share. if you've been trying to cut back on spending, what's better than re-using the grounds of the grounds of your morning coffee?