Well, aside from you can grow mushroom out of it, there are also other things to repurpose your coffee grounds and save the environment.
Skin and Hair Care
According to studies, coffee grounds are proven to be effective in making our skin healthy. The powerful antioxidants in the coffee can manage to tighten the pores, remove dead skin cells, and make your skin glow up. If you are using skin care products, you'll know that most of them contain coffee in it.
In addition, you can use coffee grounds to make your hair healthy and avoid hair loss. Some research says that caffeine can stimulate the growth of your hair by applying the coffee grounds on your scalp. You can also rinse your hair with cold-brewed coffee to develop a stronger and smoother hair.
Sometimes, we can’t avoid our refrigerator to have a smelly odor. However, the bad smell will surely go away with the help of coffee. If you place coffee grounds inside your fridge, the nitrogen in the coffee will slowly absorb the unwanted odor. You can also put some coffee grounds in one of those socks with a missing partner and put it overnight in the smelly shoes.
Does your pet have fleas lurking around on its hairy fur? Worry no more because after you have brewed and drink your cup of coffee, you can collect the coffee grounds and use it to shoo away the pests.
You can apply the used coffee ground on your furry pet before you take him to a bath. Although your pet will smell like mocha for a while, the important thing is, the fleas are gone.
Aside from fleas, other insects and bugs also hate the smell of coffee grounds. The caffeine and other compounds in coffee also serve as toxic elements that can repel the pests.
Plant and Soil FertilizerCoffee is not just beneficial for humans and pets, it is also helpful for plants. Instead of throwing used coffee grounds in the compost pit, you could let your plants absorb their nutrients.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that you can take care of yourself, your pets, and at the same time, the environment by doing simple things with your used coffee grounds? Coffee saves the day!