Ways to reuse coffee grounds and save money
The following are natural remedies, some of which have been shown to be effective in clinical studies. If you experience any adverse reactions, discontinue and seek medical attention if necessary.
Use coffee grounds on your face and body
While you can spend a fortune on designer and big-name brand scrubs, you can make your own coffee scrub for free at home. Coffee can be used as a chemical-free agent for a number of beauty remedies, including:
Free body exfoliating scrub
Coffee scrubs are used as a natural exfoliator on the face and body, which can help to remove dead skin cells and potentially softer and silkier feeling skin.
To create your own coffee scrub, simply mix in a half cup of used coffee grounds with a quarter cup of water or coconut oil, and another quarter cup of brown sugar.
Mix until it forms a paste, and use gently over the skin before washing off with warm water.
Studies have shown that caffeine can assist with hair growth by removing dead skin cells and product build up in the hair.
While it may seem strange at first, washing your hair with used coffee grounds once or twice a week before shampooing may have the ability to exfoliate your scalp, paving the way for quicker hair growth.
Looking to save money on eye cream? Many people suffer from dark circles under the eyes. While getting a good night’s sleep is always an important factor in maintaining your health, coffee grounds can potentially help neutralise the appearance of darkness or puffiness under the eye.
With natural properties that can stimulate blood circulation and slow down skin ageing, simply mix used coffee grounds with water and rub the mixture under your eyes. Rinse after 10 minutes.
Looking for a chemical-free hair dye that doesn't break the bank? While it may not be drastic or super long-lasting, mixing in some coffee can add some shine, make your hair appear darker, and could cover some greys in between trips to the salon.
To make your natural hair dye, add a half cup of brewed coffee with two tablespoons of coffee grounds into a cup of your home conditioner. Use natural shampoo and rinse. Lather and add your coffee mixture into damp hair, and let set for an hour.
Voila! Natural beauty at home.