Can you imagine your life without coffee? Well, many of us cannot! I mean, who can deny the flavorful brews right at the morning or after a stressful day of hard work? Be it at the beginning of a cozy Sunday, or to ward off the Monday morning blues, or simply to have as an accompaniment with some great chitchats with friends – coffee features everywhere and fits in just perfectly!
But do you know that you can put your cup of coffee to various other uses apart from savoring it as a delightful drink? If you don’t, not to worry for we share to you eight great uses of coffee that might just make your life tad easier and comfortable. Follow the lowdown for more:
1. Use coffee as an insect repellent.
We all love the aroma of coffee. However, the better part of it is that the insects do not really enjoy the smell. Ants, maggots, mosquitoes and other common insects moreover hate the acidic taste of coffee, which is indeed a boon in disguise, don’t you agree? So, if you have any area of your home where insects loom large, trust coffee to disinfect the place.
2. Use it as lovely vase fillers.
If you have stale or dirty coffee beans or granules at home, you can use it for aesthetic purposes, like pretty vase fillers. You can put the same in your transparent vases or pen/pencil holders to make even mundane things look beautiful. And the best part is, they continue to smell wonderful even for some time!
3. It helps to keep cats out of your garden.
If you have a garden, you will surely know its worth! After all, you spent so much energy in growing plants, herbs and shrubs in it. But then there are cats! While some of us love cats, their tendency to pee everywhere in a garden is really irksome and disturbing. So, here’s the little trick: sprinkle some ground coffee near the area where you have been growing plants. Cats won’t litter your favorite corner any more.
4. Coffee is excellent for exfoliating your skin!
Coffee makes an excellent scrub for your skin. It helps to reduce cellulite and also smooth and tighten the skin. The texture of ground coffee is also excellent in combating dead cells off the skin!
5. Coffee is a great natural dye as well.
The natural brown pigment in coffee make it a great natural dye for fabrics, Easter eggs, papers and even your hair! Brush paper with strong brew and let it dry, or soak fabric items in hot coffee. Of course, if you wash it often, the color will wear out, so it is best to coffee-dye something you won’t wash quite often.
6. Coffee is great for your hair, too!
Who doesn’t prefer silky and shiny hair? However, if you want an inexpensive treatment to make get silky and shiny hair, coffee may just be the “secret” ingredient you were looking for! Just 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. Furthermore, using coffee as a hair shine treatment will temporarily give a rich, dark tint to your hair.
7. It helps reduce cellulite.
Expensive cellulite creams have one ingredient in common and that is caffeine. According to researchers, caffeine helps to enhance fat metabolism, thereby decreasing the fat 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.
8. It helps tame fridge odor.
We use our refrigerators to stock so many stuff, from fresh produces to canned items and from dairy to leftover food. And more than often, our fridge emits an unpleasant smell as the result of this. But do you know keeping a bowl of fresh and unused coffee grounds inside the fridge can help curb all sort of bad odors? Try it yourself to watch the trick!