Did you know if you place a bowl of fresh coffee grounds in your fridge, and leave it for a day or two the coffee will absorb odors. This odor killing trick actually works everywhere else as well.
Did you know pricy cellulite creams and ointments almost always have caffeine present in them? This supposedly enhances fat metabolism. Reducing the appearance of these fatty pockets under the skin. To make your own coffee cellulite treatment at home, mix warm used coffee grounds with coconut oil and rub it onto your skin in circular motions for a few minutes before rinsing.
Did you know coffee is often recommended as a simple, natural treatment to make hair extra-glossy. Brew up an extra-strong pot, let it cool and apply it to your dry, clean hair. Leave it on for at least twenty minutes, then rinse. Keep it up once a week or so for best results.
Did you know the natural pigments in coffee make it a great natural dye for fabric, paper, Easter eggs – even your hair. Brush paper with strong brew and let it dry, or soak fabric items in hot coffee. The results won’t be color-fast, and may bleed out onto other items, so it’s best to use this on items that won’t be washed very often if at all. Using coffee as a hair shine treatment, as previously mentioned, may temporarily lend a rich, dark tint to your hair.
Did you know if you sprinkle wet coffee grounds onto the ashes of your fireplace and let them sit for about 15 minutes you’ll be able to scoop out the ashes without the dust storm? The ashes will cling to the coffee grounds making it easy to scoop.
Did you know if you sprinkle dry, used coffee grounds in problem areas where you notice ants in your home or yard and they might just pick up and leave. To tackle huge ant mounds, pour an entire pot of brewed coffee right on the mound.
Did you know if your drain was clogged you could put some coffee grounds down your drain followed by a pot of boiling water and your drain will be unclogged and odor free?
Did you know you could use a cleaning cloth and some old coffee grounds to help clean food from kitchen counters, cooking hobs or dirty dishes. The grounds are mildly abrasive, which means they won't damage your surfaces - so you can scrub on without fear!
Did you know you could give your soil a boost by adding coffee grounds to your compost. They are rich with nitrogen which will help your dear plants convert sunlight into energy. You could even try heading into a local coffee shop to see if they'll let you take away their used coffee - what a freebie! This is not only good for your plants, but a great way to save on waste too.
Did you know studies have shown that regular coffee drinking decreases risk of Parkinson’s disease by 25 %. There’s evidence that coffee causes activity in the part of the brain affected by Parkinson’s.
Did you know caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and boosts production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, which elevates your mood. Two cups of coffee a day prevents risk of suicide by 50%.
Did you know bad quality coffee can have a lot of impurities in it, which can cause sickness, headache or a general bad feeling. This can happen if your coffee is made from beans that have been over ripped or otherwise ruined. Even one ruined bean can make your cup toxic. If you invest and buy high quality, speciality coffee you don’t have to worry about this.
However you decide to use your coffee, above all else, enjoy it!
Comment below if you have any other uses for your coffee besides filling your mug…. We’d love to hear from you.