5. Rejuvenating antioxidant Facial
Just like coffee wakes YOU up in the morning, it can also wake up your face by reducing puffiness and tightening skin. What’s more, the caffeine in coffee grounds has potent antioxidant properties that can help protect the skin from sun damage, and increase blood flow, which aids in overall skin health.
Mix two tablespoons of used coffee grounds with a bit of milk and a tablespoon of honey to make a paste. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
6. Repel Insects and Pests
Repel those pests! Sprinkle used coffee grounds around your plants to protect them against destructive garden pests like ants, snails, and slugs. Certain compounds found in coffee, such as caffeine and diterpenes, can be highly toxic to insects.
Coffee ground not only help to keep your garden free of pests. You can also uses it to remove fleas form your pets. There are several flea-removal products on the market, but many contain harsh chemicals and can produce unwanted side effects. Luckily, fleas don’t seem to like coffee, and you may want to consider coffee grounds as a natural treatment. Add some to your dog’s shampoo to create a natural flea repellant.
7. Scour your pans and tiles and counters
If you like to avoid cleaning with chemicals, used coffee grounds might be worth a try. The coarse texture smakes them ideal for scrubbing hard-to-clean kitchen utensils. They may even help sanitize due to their antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Mix your grounds with soapy water and scrub on the surface of the stain with a dishcloth. Make sure to rinse thoroughly afterward. Just be careful not to use them on any kind of porous material, as they can cause brown stains.