When you've finished your coffee don't throw away the grounds without first trying some of Cafédirect’s eco-friendly uses.
When you've finished your coffee don't throw away the grounds without first trying some of Cafédirect’s eco-friendly uses below. The UK’s largest Fairtrade hot drinks company certainly know its stuff, with 8 Gold Great Taste Awards under its belt in 2008. Make sure whenever you drink a freshly brewed cup of coffee at home, you put the coffee grounds to good use, instead of relegating them to the bin.
**1. Eco beauty**
Use coffee grounds as a natural exfoliant on the skin. Pat on skin, massage over skin, and then rinse.
**2. Eco haircare**
Coffee makes a great hair rinse! If you have dark hair, use leftover coffee as a final hair rinse to add super shine.
**3. Outdoor gardening**
Used coffee grounds are said to repel snails and slugs as well as adding nutrients to the soil. Old coffee grounds are excellent to add to your composting pile. Not only do they increase the acidity of your soil, but they also act as a natural fertiliser.
**4. Indoor gardening**
Add some old grounds to your houseplants. Most of them will love this boost of acidity.
**5. Keep the local moggies at bay**
Keep cats from using your garden as a litter tray by spreading used coffee grounds and orange peels throughout your flowerbeds.
**6. Deodorise the eco-friendly way**
Place a bowl of used coffee grounds in the freezer to remove unwanted odours.
**7. Neutralise nasty niffs**
Rub coffee grounds on your hands to get rid of smells from chopping or cutting up pungent foods.
**8. Now you see it...now you don't**
Remove small scratches on furniture with wet coffee grounds.
**9. Fairtrade fungi**
Grow mushrooms on old coffee grounds.
**10. Pest control the natural way**
Ants apparently hate coffee and won't cross a line of coffee grounds.
For more information of Cafédirect’s products, visit: http://www.cafedirect.co.uk/