From dyeing your hair to repairing furniture scratches, the humble coffee bean has some surprisingly practical alternative uses. here are 10 useful tip for coffee other than drinking.
Ground coffee helps remove dead skin cells and is used in a range of skin products. In case you use it at home, the science website notes that you can mix freshly brewed coffee with brown sugar and lemon juice and massage for a few minutes before rinsing.
Coffee contains natural dyes that can be used to deepen the color of natural brown hair. The coffee beans used are known to act as a coloring agent for hair, fabric, and even paper. This is believed to be a non-toxic alternative compared to commercial dyestuffs.
Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, which - when combined with carbon - can help get rid of smelly sulfur gas in the air. Simply put, it helps absorb and remove odor. Fill an old sock with coffee grounds and use it as an air freshener. You can also put it inside the refrigerator that smells of stale food.
The strong aroma of coffee helps repel insects such as ants, some crustaceans and snails. Keep a pot of coffee grounds or spray it outdoors to get rid of mosquitoes, fruit flies, and ants. You can also spread it around your plants to deter slugs and snails from crawling.
5-Fertilizer for plants
Coffee is a natural fertilizer and helps in the growth and reproduction of earthworms. A large number of worms indicates a longer healthy lawn. In addition, coffee contains minerals such as nitrogen, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium and chromium, which are essential for plant growth.
With its coarse texture, ground coffee makes excellent cleaning agents and helps remove tough stains on kitchen utensils and even tiles.
7-Remove and hide scratches on furniture
If the scratches in your wooden furniture increase over time, try to fix them with coffee grounds. Prepare a thick paste of coffee and water, apply it to the scratches using a cotton swab and leave for 10 minutes. Help hide scratches by staining the exposed wood a dark brown. You can add several layers of putty to get the color you want.
8-Making a staple pillow
Dried coffee is used to make homemade pin cushion filling. It also prevents coffee from rusting.
9- stove cleaning
Sprinkle some wet coffee over the coals in the stove and leave for about 15 minutes. Soiled surfaces stick to the embers, making it easy to clean and remove without the ash scattering in the air.
10-Remove odors from the hands
Cooking can leave an odor on your hands, especially after chopping onions and garlic. To get rid of the smell, simply rub the coffee grounds on your hands and rinse them with warm water.
So now after those useful tips, don't you dare to throw the remaining coffee after drinking it! ☕😎