Five coffee uses you may not have thought of
DON'T like the taste of coffee?
Never mind, because this versatile bean also has a myriad other uses:
Enema: We won't go into the unsavoury details, but you insert the coffee grounds where the sun don't shine to get things moving, so to speak.
Cure headaches: An Illinois clinical trial found that caffeine, which reduces the swelling of blood vessels, can reduce both the intensity and frequency of headaches.
Compost: Some gardeners swear by adding used coffee grounds to compost. Coffee is high in nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, potassium and other trace minerals. Spreading a thin layer of coffee grounds on your soil allows slow release of these minerals into your plants.
Natural dye: The pigments in coffee make for a great natural dye for paper, fabric and even your hair. It can also be effective as a hair shine treatment.
Absorb food odours: Used coffee grounds can be used much like baking soda for absorbing odours in the fridge and freezer.