Five amazing things to do with coffee besides drinking it

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  • Dying your hair with coffee.

According to coffee can make a great natural hair dye.

They suggest mixing half a cup of conditioner with three to four tablespoons of organic instant coffee, then massaging the mixture into your hair, starting with the roots. Read more


  • Use coffee grounds in your garden.

According to used coffee grounds are a fantastic organic compost. You can either add the coffee grounds from your morning coffee to your compost heap or directly to the soil in your garden. Coffee grounds are also abrasive and acidic which makes them a great slug and snail barrier.

Coffee can be used in your compost or spread directly onto the soil.

Coffee can be used in your compost or spread directly onto the soil.


  • Reduce the puffiness around your eyes with coffee grounds. suggests letting your leftover coffee grounds cool before applying them under your eyes. Leave the grounds on for about 15 minutes and then wash off with cool water.


  • Coffee grounds to brighten your skin.

Mix a tablespoon of ground coffee with two tablespoons of plain yoghurt and apply the mixture to your face. Leave the face mask on for 15 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Caffeine stimulates circulation, so this face mask will leave you with a healthy, glowing complexion.


  • Reduce strong odours in your fridge with a homemade coffee air-freshener.

Pack leftover coffee grounds into an old stocking, tie up the end and place at the back of your fridge to absorb strong smells and emit a pleasant coffee aroma. (source:


Do you have any other ideas for using coffee? Tweet @MidrandReporter with the hashtag #InternationalCoffeeDay


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