Today we are going to share with you why it is important to hold on to your precious coffee grounds! As well as being very handy for household tasks, coffee grounds are equally effective when it comes to natural beauty tips! So here are a few to get you started…
Go for organic ingredients whenever possible in order to avoid applying pesticide residues and chemicals to your skin, as they can penetrate your skin and get into your bloodstream. It may seem obvious, but if you are preparing natural remedies, you need to use natural ingredients…
Organic coffee grounds face mask
Beat the white of an organic egg in a container and add some organic coffee grounds and a teaspoon of organic honey.
Mix it all together to obtain a gentle and natural mask. Apply a thick layer to your face and leave it to work for around 10 minutes, before rinsing with lukewarm water. The coffee grounds and egg white will have a tightening, anti-wrinkle effect, while the honey has antiseptic properties for deeply cleansing the skin.
Gentle coffee grounds facial scrub
Coffee grounds make a great natural exfoliant.
Take an egg, separate the yolk and keep it in a sealed container in the fridge (you can re-use it to make a hair mask).
Put the egg white into a container, add a teaspoon of coffee grounds and mix them together. Apply the mixture to your face, gently massaging it in using circular movements. Rinse with cold water and hydrate your skin with a an easy to make natural organic moisturiser.
Anti-dark circles recipe made from coffee grounds
Dark circles and bags under your eyes generally appear when you are very tired. As well as getting enough REST, apply this natural anti-dark circles and anti-eye bags recipe made from coffee grounds:
Pour an egg white into a container and add coffee grounds, mixing until you obtain a moussy texture. Apply this to your dark circles or eye bags and leave it to work for 10 minutes, before rinsing with cold water.
Coffee grounds conditioner for soft hair
Start by applying your shampoo (see our simple and natural recipes for dry hair and for normal or greasy hair), and rinse it out. Apply some coffee grounds and massage them gently into your hair before rinsing again. Once your hair is dry (ideally leaving it to dry naturally), you will be left with beautiful soft and manageable hair!
Natural anti-cellulite remedy
Coffee grounds are decidedly extremely useful, and they can also help you eliminate cellulite, otherwise known as orange-peel skin.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 cup of coffee grounds
- 1 to 2 dessertspoons of olive oil
Having mixed the ingredients, you simply need to apply the mixture to your cellulite for 20 minutes and rinse it off. Here is another alternative, if you prefer.
Organic coffee grounds body scrub
In a container, mix 2 dessertspoons of coffee grounds with 2 dessertspoons of olive oil. In the shower or the bath, apply the paste to your body and gently massage it in for 1 or 2 minutes, using the tips of your fingers. Leave it to work for 10 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water, or cold water if you have cellulite.
Treatment for dry or stained hands, or to remove odours
After gardening, DIY work or after cooking with garlic, your hands can be dry, stained or strong smelling. So how can you get rid of the smell of garlic or stains on your hands?
Take some coffee grounds in your hands, and rub them together to get rid of bad odours or stains, and rinse it off afterwards. Your hands will be returned to their natural soft, clean state.