Most of us don't think twice about throwing our coffee grounds away, or rinsing them down the sink. But did you know you could recycle your grinds instead? Keep reading for our in-house Nutritionist top tips to avoid putting your used grinds in the garbage, and how to repurpose a resource that has many other uses—aside from the tastebud gratification and high-performance kick 😉There are a variety of uses for your leftover grinds, ranging from composting to natural cleaning that are not only good for your home but also the environment 🌳
Here are a few creative ideas that we can all incorporate into our normal coffee routines:
DIY SELF CARE 💆
Give yourself a pamper by using a body and face scrub made of used coffee grounds. Coffee grounds are an excellent exfoliator and will leave your skin feeling amazing. Additionally, they boost circulation and are rich in antioxidants.
💡Tip: Add a cup of used coffee grounds to your favourite body or face oil and scrub-a dub! Wanting to create circulation in your scalp? Add some grinds to your shampoo and massage.
FERTILISE YOUR BEANS 🧑🌾
The best way to use coffee grounds is to sporadically sprinkle them over acid-loving plants, such as flowers or blueberries, and they’re also fantastic for producing mushrooms 🍄Another garden perk,, the smell of coffee will deter those bothersome pests. Recycling coffee grounds is an inexpensive and natural alternative without the nasties!!
ADD TO DIY PROJECTS ⛏️
For your next DIY project, you may opt to use coffee to create a beautiful and inexpensive wood stain. You can also use coffee grounds to make your furniture look antique.
KEEP THOSE FUNKY SMELLS AWAY 🤢
When coffee grounds are dry, they are quite effective in absorbing odours in your home. To reduce unpleasant odours, place some used grinds in your refrigerator, freezer, or even in your garbage. You can also use grinds to remove garlic and onion smell from your hands - we have all been there! 🖐️🧅
CLEAN WITH YOUR GRINDS🧹
Coffee grounds, like a scrubbing pad, can assist you in dealing with the most difficult-to-remove problems in your kitchen and bathroom. They can be helpful to reduce toxins in your home AND save you money! 💰So you can sip coffee while cleaning and then clean with the leftover grinds - it's a win-win situation!
It always feels good to reduce waste, but there's something extra special about recycling something you've already consumed. Everyone benefits from recycling coffee grounds, including your house and the environment! 🌳☕
Not all superheroes wear capes but sometimes they recycle their beans! 🦸
Written by: BYS Nutritionist Brianna-lee Schiefelbein