This year’s Earth Day takes place on April 22 and is an international day to raise awareness of the world’s environmental issues and encourage people to make better choices to help save our planet. In order for our planet to be sustainable in the future, it is important that everyone does their part to save the environment. We thought that to celebrate Earth Day, we would try out different tricks with old coffee grounds, because we have a lot of it left over at our Salt Cafe! We tried different ways of use and wrote down our 4 favorites that you should also try at home!
We are big coffee fans in Salt Cafe, and after every shift we have a lot of leftover old coffee grounds. Fortunately, recycling coffee grounds has a number of practical uses that can be useful both in the home and in the garden.
Coffee grounds can be used to fertilize the garden and also to repel pests. You can also supplement your daily beauty rituals with coffee grounds. These tricks turned out to be our favorites. We believe that every small step counts and recycling coffee grounds can be a small but important contribution to saving the world’s environment. In addition, it is also an easy way to reduce your waste and make your habits more environmentally friendly.
Celebrating Earth Day should inspire us all to change our daily habits and think about saving the environment. Each of us can do our part to make the world more sustainable, and recycling coffee grounds is one easy way to do so. So the next time you make your morning coffee, think about how you can recycle your coffee grounds, because every little action counts!
Here are 4 of our favorite ways you can recycle your old coffee grounds
Coffee grounds for your plants
Did you know that old coffee grounds can be used as fertilizer? Coffee grounds contain many useful minerals for plants to grow and flourish.
If you love your plants, you can also offer them your old coffee grounds. Coffee grounds add organic material to the soil, which helps with soil, aeration and drainage in big rains.
But it is worth remembering that coffee grounds can be too much for some plants.
For example, coffee grounds do not sit well with tomatoes!
But if you want to deal with certain pests like snails and slugs, sprinkle old coffee grounds around vulnerable plants. This way harmful insects will stay away from your lovely plants!
So, the next time you drink your morning coffee, don’t forget that old coffee grounds are great for your plants.
Get rid of smells with coffee grounds
You can neutralize unpleasant odors in your home with old coffee grounds. It is a good alternative to chemicals and is also good for removing odors from shoes and sports equipment.
Coffee itself smells very nicely, but it can actually help to remove unpleasant odors. Old coffee grounds contain nitrogen, which helps quickly and safely remove smells.
Coffee grounds are an effective and natural alternative to the commonly used baking soda. We recommend using old coffee grounds in an open container in the refrigerator to capture, for example, the smell of spoiled food.
In addition, you can make bags with coffee grounds made from old tights or mesh bags, which can be used in sports bags, drawers, cars and cabinets to remove odors and keep your home fresh and clean.
So if you need to quickly remove an odor, you can be sure that an old coffee grounds is a great tool.
House cleaning with coffee grounds
If you want to clean your home, but prefer less chemical cleaning products, then old coffee grounds can be a suitable alternative for you. Coffee grounds absorb moisture well and can help with stains and dirt. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, coffee grounds also help to disinfect surfaces.
Coffee grounds can be used, for example, to clean the sink, polish kitchen accessories or clean the grill. But it is necessary that they are not misused on wrong surfaces, because coffee grounds can leave brown stains.
In addition, coffee grounds can also be useful for cleaning carpets. To do this, dry coffee grounds should be sprinkled on the carpet and left on it for a while so that it can collect dirt and odor. The carpet should then be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner.
Old coffee grounds are a great inexpensive tool for cleaning your home, especially if you prefer chemical-free cleaning products.
DIY coffee grounds body scrub
Coffee is a wonderful drink, but did you know it can also be used in your beauty rituals? Coffee grounds are actually a great ingredient to help fight the signs of aging. It has a high antioxidant content that helps keep the skin looking young. Coffee also contains caffeine, which helps stimulate circulation and reduce cellulite.
So, if you want to spice up your beauty routine a bit, try using coffee grounds in your skin care.
In our Salt Cafe, we prepared a super nice body scrub and now want to share it with you:
You will need:
- Coconut oil, slightly melted
- Coffee grounds
- Salt’sUp White flakes salt
- An empty jar
Mix all the ingredients together to create a smooth soft cream. Add plenty of cinnamon for a nice aroma. When the soft cream is ready, put it in an empty jar, so you can use the body scrub next time as well. Apply the body scrub to your hands and rub in well. Let the scrub sit for a few minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Your skin will instantly feel smooth and smell wonderful!
Homemade face masks can also be made with coffee grounds. To do this, you just need to mix coffee grounds, honey and yogurt to create a thick mixture. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Then rinse your face with lukewarm water. It’s a great way to give your skin a little extra care and keep it clean.
And don’t forget that coffee grounds can also be used in aromatherapy. If you want to fill your home with the pleasant smell of coffee, you can mix old coffee grounds with maple syrup and bring the mixture to a boil over low heat. Then turn off the heat and let the mixture cool. Your home will be filled with the wonderful aroma of coffee and at the same time you can relax and enjoy the soothing aromatherapy.
Old coffee grounds are versatile helpers that can be used both in beauty rituals, gardens and cleaning the home. Therefore, if you are a coffee lover, it is worth recycling coffee grounds to make your life a little greener and closer to nature. Old coffee grounds are a great way to recycle something that would otherwise find its way into the trash, while doing good for your skin, your home, and the environment.