Advertising *In sustainable cooperation with Tchibo Privat coffee Latin Grande
Do you sometimes think about the fact that when you brew coffee, a lot of grounds are produced? It’s usually a whole bunch, and every time I think: “Wow, I could certainly do something better with it than dumping it in the organic waste.
Maybe you don’t drink coffee either, but know of others that drink coffee and dispose of the coffee grounds.
Christmas is just around the corner – a time of sensuality, harmony and gifts. It’s the perfect time for me to get creative and get completely absorbed in making gifts for others.
There are various things we can do with coffee grounds instead of throwing them away.
- using it as fertilizer
- for keeping bugs away
- making your own soap
- or as the famous coffee peeling.
I’m sure you can do a lot more of amazing things with the coffee grounds. But I have decided on something else:
Coffee grounds as a strengthening conditioner.
I switched to shampoo soap six months ago. However, I have not made friends with the apple vinegar rinse so far because I do not like the smell. Coffee, Essential Oils and I immediately became friends. The caffeine in the coffee stimulates the hair roots and the hair gets a natural luminosity. Caffeine is also said to promote hair growth. According to the motto:
„Let’s shine and rise!”
I use Tchibo coffee because I like the taste and the new concept of sustainability behind it:
My favorite coffee of the 4 private coffee varieties is LATIN GRANDE (the hummingbird -> toucan) as a whole bean – it is medium strong (3/6) with selected beans from Guatemala and tastes like chocolate.
I’ll now introduce you to all 4 types of coffee. Which one would you choose?
The four different sorts at a glance:
- African Blue (whole bean and ground). Taste: Full of character – finely fruity. Intensity: 5/6.
- Latin Grande (whole bean and ground). Flavour: Balanced – delicate chocolaty. Intensity: 3/6 (My favourite).
- Brazil Mild (whole bean and ground. Flavour: Harmonious – fine nutty. Intensity: 2/6
- Colombia Fino – Decaffeinated (whole bean). Flavour: Aromatic – fine spicy. Intensity: 4/6
Whichever one you choose, you buy Rainforest Alliance certified products either way. And with that, you support the ecosystems in those areas by farming in harmony with nature.
Lets Shine and Rise – Strengthening hair conditioner
For the coffee grounds hair conditioner you need:
- 3-4 tbsp grounds Latin Grande Tchibo (depending on hair volume, more if necessary)
optional: essential oil like lavender (relaxes the scalp)
Citric acid for preservation
Mix your dried or wet coffee grounds with some water and your essential oil to a creamy paste.
Massage it evenly onto your scalp and let it work for 10 minutes.
The more often you use this conditioner, the more effective it is. Since I am lazy when it comes to cosmetic care, I do it only every 2 weeks at the most.
Lavender oil has a relaxing effect, which is why it is my favourite oil here.
Another idea I love very much, is using coffee grounds as an eye cream. That’s what I did when I was still in Germany. Here in Bali the cream melts because I don’t have a fridge every now and then. But in cold Europe you don’t have to worry about it. There the cold has something good :).
That is the reason why many eye creams contain this active ingredient. But why buy if you can do it very easily now and Zero Waste yourself?
Lets glow and flow – revitalizing eye cream from grounds
For the eye cream, you need:
- 5 tbsp Coffee grounds Latin Grande from Tchibo
- 5 tbsp Coconut oil
- 4 tbsp Olive oil
Essential oils like rose hips
Heat your ingredients in a saucepan and stir evenly until everything is joined together.
Pour the liquid mixture into your desired container and store the cream in the refrigerator.
The cream lasts about 2 weeks.
Have you maybe already tested one of the things or are you going to test it? Or do you have other ideas for coffee grounds? I am looking forward to your suggestions and comments. Feel free to write me here or on Instagram.
Let’s shine and rise,
Glow and flow