Coffee grounds are the perfect ingredient for DIY scrubs, as their coarse texture helps remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, brighten the skin and promote circulation.
You only need a few household ingredients and you can customise the recipe to get a texture that works best for your skin.You can use older coffee grounds for scrubs, but fine, fresh grounds are better. Fresh grounds work best offering a finer texture and containing more antioxidants and caffeine than older grounds.
Keep your skin care ethical with grounds from our Fairtrade coffees range, which ensures growers are fairly compensated for their work.
Remember before using any new product, to do a small patch to check for any adverse reactions!
This easy recipe uses oats to reduce inflammation, coconut oil as moisturiser and an optional dash of vanilla extract if you’re not keen on the coffee smell. Make sure to use fine grounds, to ensure it’s not too harsh on your skin
How to use
Gently rub the mixture on your skin and then hop in the shower to thoroughly rinse off.
Coffee grounds are nitrogen rich and filled with nutrients that are essential to plants, making them an excellent ingredient for fertiliser. They are specifically, a great slow-release fertiliser, with the nutrients gradually released as the coffee grounds break down into the soil.
To use it as a fertiliser, simply sprinkle it lightly on your soil, or pop it into the compost heap to breakdown with other organic materials.
For those using worms for composting, they very much enjoy coffee grounds so feel free to toss in a small amount into your compost bin. You can even add the paper filters!
Coffee grounds are a really versatile cleaning tool, with an incredible ability to remove bad smells and bring a little extra cleaning power to tough stains and grime on surfaces and dishes.
Coffee grounds are fantastic for combatting strong smells, in places like bins, fridges and even shoes. If you’re combatting the after effects are rotting food in the fridge, grab a container, fill it with grounds and leave it in the fridge to absorb the smell.
Coffee grounds abrasive texture make a fantastic, eco-friendly aid for removing stains and grime from dishes. Simply lightly spread them over a surface, grab a wash cloth and rub it to get the grit to remove the stains.
Even though we love making our lattes and long blacks, there’s something rather thrilling when you perfect the at-home espresso. Remember though, you’re rewarded the more you keep at it. Practice makes perfecto.