Re-Use Your Coffee Grounds

After enjoying your coffee today, try re-using your used coffee grounds as natural fertiliser or in your beauty routine. Read on to find out more.


  1. Feed your garden. Pour your coffee grounds directly onto the soil around your flowers. This will improve drainage, water retention and aeration in the soil. It will also attract microorganisms and earthworms beneficial to plant growth.
  2. Feed your houseplants. Houseplants are said to reduce stress, so if you are looking to create a calming environment, invest in some indoor greenery. Put a small amount of used coffee grounds into your plant pots to help them last longer. The nitrogen in the coffee is essential for photosynthesis and therefore helps plants grow.
  3. Feed your cut flowers. Fill a small jar with a coffee-soil mix to lengthen the life of your cut flowers. It also creates a lovely ‘outdoors in’ feel for your home.


  1. Face & body scrub. Treat yourself to a pamper session. Simply mix 1 part used coffee grounds with 1 part melted coconut oil, along with ½ tablespoon of salt to create a homemade scrub. Don’t have any coconut oil? Not to worry, we also tried this with olive oil and it worked just as nicely.
  2. Soften chapped lips. Winter can play havoc with those lips. Mix ½ teaspoon of used coffee grounds with ½ teaspoon of honey to create a lip scrub. Gently rub the mixture on your lips in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then remove with a wet washcloth.

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