The coffee grounds , which are at the bottom of the colander every morning, are rich, especially in antioxidants ( see this study from the University of Navarra on the content of caffeinoylquinic acids that are phenolic acids contained in several plants and that have important action antioxidant). To know more tips that how to reuse coffee powder just find here .
According to this research, the amount of coffee grounds produced in the world is quite significant in order to find alternatives to their more rational use: “every year about 20 million tons of waste coffee is generated. Of these, most end up in the trash. ”
But, these are industrial uses the proposed ones, however, you can also take advantage of the qualities of the sludge of your daily coffee in several things: to clean the house, to treat your skin, to fertilize your plants and improve the quality of the compost. Here we talk about the utilities of coffee grounds at home.
The coffee grounds can be stored, after drying; it is used for many good things like:
Dyeing natural fabrics
The way of making the paint is very well explained here.
To make the wall paint the technique is the same one that is used to make earthy paint, mixing with white glue (the cascorex gives good result) and water.
Remove grease or paint from hands
Mix with soap powder and rub in the hands.
Cola with coffee grounds, very thick, passed in places where the ants enter the house. The ant makes a path, path, preferential then, you will, simply, intercept this path.
Then you should use the moist coffee grounds, scattered over the ashes.
Put dry tea bags of coffee scattered around damp places where rust may occur. And change the sachets from time to time. The dry coffee grounds will absorb the excess water, which causes the rust, and also the bad smells that remain in those places.
Clean the hardest dirt
The coffee grounds, along with water or liquid soap, work as an astringent and helps clean greasy or greasy surfaces.
Coffee grounds mixed with warm water, making a creamy paste, are very good for polishing wooden furniture that are scratched or dirty.
A pot with dry coffee grounds is very useful to take away the bad smells of the bathrooms, the refrigerator, the smoking room, and even your car. But, change from time to time because this is not an eternal miracle but a property of odour absorption.
Unclog the sink and clean the pipes.
The use of coffee grounds in the cleaning of the drains and pipes of the kitchen sink, bathroom shower, tank, anyway, wherever you believe needs to be cleaned. Just throw a good handful of barrel coffee grounds down, and open the water.
The sludge is astringent, helps remove grease and traces of soap that stick together and is slightly abrasive. With the pressure of the water is made the cleaning (I use this system at home, at least once a week and gives very good result). There is no risk that the pipe will clog because the coffee grounds do not cling together; it follows its path with water.
And so you can give a second noble use to the coffee grounds that your house produces, without throwing away that which is a wealth.
To have a more sustainable life is to reduce waste, garbage and even purchases. The less we buy the less garbage we produce.
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