1. Exfoliating Skin
Coffee grounds make an excellent exfoliating body scrub! Just add used grounds to a bit of warm water or your favorite all-natural oil (coconut oil works great!) Then scrub your skin from head to foot to remove all of those icky dead skin cells.
2. Rejuvenating Facial
Old Coffee grounds are not only excellent body scrubs; they are great facial mask as well. Just mix two tablespoons of used coffee grounds with an equal amount of organic cocoa powder. Add three tablespoons of whole milk or heavy cream and top it off with big tablespoon of honey for the perfect all-natural alpha-hydroxyl and antioxidant facial.
3. Caffeinated Soaps
Fun Fact: Did you know that you can actually absorb coffee through your skin? Well you can! And the amounts of caffeine based soaps available around the internet are a testament to how well it works. For an all-natural alternative, why not turn your old coffee grounds into homemade soap so you can get one more good caffeine kick in the morning before work?
4. Coffee for your Hair
If you normally use a lot of hair products, or have recently switched to a natural shampoo and conditioner, your hair is probably weighed down from residue. But you can easily remove that build-up by using old coffee grounds to give your hair a lift and restore its natural healthy shine. Remember to grab a handful of coffee grounds before you shampoo your hair and massage them into your hair. The coarse texture is enough to break apart the products residue, but it is also gentle enough that it won’t damage your locks.
5. Cellulite Treatment
There are many causes for cellulite, whether it’s a poor diet, smoking, sitting too often, or genetic predisposition, it has many causes and for each cause there are a ton of “cures” and “solutions” which may or may not work. Well, here is one that actually works: used coffee grounds.
I’m sure there are plenty of recipes on Pinterest alone for cellulite-reducing coffee scrubs. However, a quick and easy mix of used grounds and warm water will also get the job done. Use this scrub for ten minutes twice a week on any areas on your body that have cellulite. Results should start to become apparent within four weeks of steady treatment.