Homemade body scrub with coffee
The good news for coffeeholics: You can have coffee inside and outside. Caffeine invigorates not only the mind but also the skin. For example, when coffee grounds, which otherwise end up in the garbage or hopefully compost, experience a renaissance as a body scrub. The ground beans are ideal as emery for the body.
Whether the powder was filter coffee or espresso in its previous life is completely irrelevant. If you're using the set from a fully automatic machine, just make sure it's fresh! Mold quickly forms in the collection containers. That's why I advise you to stir the peeling if necessary rather than mixing an annual ration.
For the quick coffee scrub you need
2 tablespoons of coffee grounds
1 tsp honey or sugar
1 tsp coconut oil
Stir the ingredients until you get a slightly sticky paste. Spread the peelingon the damp skin in circular movements and rinse off thoroughly. The legs not only feel super smooth afterwards, but are also well cared for by the oil.
☝️ Did the peeling cool down your coffee? Don't throw away! Placed on a cosmetic pad, cold coffee refreshes tired and swollen eyelids.
Face peeling with chickpea flour
We don't want to neglect the face, but coffee is less suitable for the more delicate facial skin. However, easy peelings can be made from chickpea flour for this purpose. There are countless recipes for homemade scrubs on the Internet and many are really great. I just want to recommend my favorite to you, because .
The fine, soft grain is just right for the face.
There is also something for our vegan readers.
The peeling is super easy to make.
You save yourself an extra product and thus packaging waste.
And it works like this: 1. ) chickpea flour and 2. ) Mix water so that a creamy paste is formed that only slowly drips from the spoon, i.e. between flowing and crumbling. Apply to the face, leave on until the mask begins to dry and wash off with gentle circular movements. A moisturizing serum and Face Oil now perfectly round off your care ritual.
Yoga Mat Spray
When the studio is closed, the lesson is moved to the laptop. But the mat at home also needs to be cared for. Empty spray bottles are perfect for mixing up your own yoga mat cleaner. Maybe you had a Face Mist or a Balsamico Sprayer whose bottle is now looking for a job? Perfect! Clean thoroughly (see above) and off you go.
apple cider vinegar
(distilled) water Mix 1:3
For fragrant cleaning:
100 ml (distilled) water
10 drops of tea tree, lavender or orange oil (which disinfects)
You see, there are many options here. Just use what you already have with you. Put the ingredients in the bottle and shake vigorously before use. Spray your mat well, let the spray take effect briefly and wipe off with a soft towel.
☝️ Important: Let the mat dry well before rolling it up!
Shopping cosmetics consciously
With all the good ideas for upcycling, my plea goes in general for conscious shopping. Buy less, but better! For me it works like this: I try to only buy products that I need or that I surely will use .
Here it is particularly worthwhile to take a little more time for the color selection when doing your make-up. But sometimes you might dare an experiment and then realize that the lipstick really doesn't suit you or that the new facial oil is too heavy. What to do?
Use bad purchases cleverly
Perhaps the product can simply be used a little differently. This is how too rich facial care for the body can work great. Or a hand lotion can be made from a face cream that is too heavy.
A lipstick that doesn't look good on you in daylight can be mixed with other nuances. A little hot pink applied over a nude tone and you have a fresh rosé. Feel free to play a bit here before quickly disposing of products in frustration.
The End - use up all of the products
Not only have we almost reached the end here, complete use up is also an issue. Unfortunately, a lot of packaging is designed in such a way that there are always leftovers. And sometimes a shocking amount! Lipstick is one such candidate. But also cream and shower gel tubes and long-necked pump dispensers keep a considerable amount of the product for themselves. What to do? There are several options here.
Buy products with sustainable packaging
Nothing can hide in a jar. And slim pipette bottles ensure that the product collects neatly in the middle so that the pipette can also pick up small residues. For the Five make-up remover, we use a flat pump attachment that leaves only a minimal amount of oil. With the transparent bottles you can also see exactly how much is left inside. If the donor doesn't want to, tip 2 applies.
Open the packaging
If you can't get anything out, you can unscrew the pump dispenser or simply cut open tubes with scissors , quietly centered, and remove the product as if from a jar. Then simply put the upper end over the lower one and put it back on the shelf. Also lipsticks, which we already mentioned above, you can usually unscrew and push the rest up with a needle.
The spray head is defective but the product is still half full - sounds familiar? It would be a shame to throw it away. Why not just decant? It is worth picking up small, empty bottles for this purpose. Make sure that they are well cleaned.
Shop consciously, use cleverly
You might not be able to really imagine some things just by reading. But there are also many videos on YouTube on how to get out leftovers and decant them cleverly. So there are many suggestions for further use and conversion. Just find out what makes sense for you personally.
Do you still need it? Will you use it too? conscious shopping is accompanied by conscious upcycling. The aim is to give existing items a longer life and thus beautify your everyday life.
Let's go upcycling! 🚴♂️