… Is not cleaning Folgers out of your bathtub!
I make questionable decisions sometimes. I’ve given online dating creepers a piece of my mind when I should have just ignored them, I once decided my cat needed a bath when cats are fully capable of washing themselves, and this past weekend I tried a homemade coffee ground scrub when I just shouldn’t have.
It’s spring and I’ve gotten a hankering to try my hand at gardening again. I’ve mostly killed all the flowers, herbs, and even the succulents I’ve tried in the past. This time will be different though!
I’ve been talking to a fellow I met on Plenty of Fish about my garden*, and he suggested coffee water. I’ve never used coffee grounds on my plants before, but I know people who have.
As I’m not a coffee drinker**, I set out to acquire some grounds from my local Starbucks. They gave me a huge trash bag filled with recently disposed of grounds.
I made some coffee water, dried some grounds for later use, mixed some grounds in to some old dirt for composting, and sprinkled some grounds around the base of some of my plants. I was on a roll.
When all was said and done, I still had a ton of ground left over. So I did what anyone would do. I googled uses for coffee grounds. Apparently you can use them as pest control, you can use them to clean dirty pans and other surfaces (be careful of stains and scratches), you can put them in your refrigerator to absorb bad smells, and you can use them as scrub for your skin and hair***.
Yours truly jumped in the shower and started using handfuls of someone else’s used coffee grounds to scrub her cares away. When I had completed my task, I looked like I had rolled around in chocolate dust.
I stood under the faucet forever trying to get tiny granules of coffee out of my hair, but when it was all rinsed away**** and I had given myself a thorough scrubbing with soap, I had super silky skin and my hair felt light and clean.
I’m still seeing little flecks of coffee grounds in the shower, but I’m worth it.
*More like handful of potted plants.
**I know. Gasp!!!
***They exfoliate dead skin cells and remove excess oil and build up.
****For the most part.