TEN USES FOR COFFEE OTHER THAN FOR DRINKING…


We all love our coffee but why not use it in your home and outside for other uses as well as drinking it.

1. Mix ½ cup of used coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil. Massage all over body while standing in the shower. Leave on for 10 minutes before showering. This mixture will exfoliate your skin and may also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

2. Pour used coffee grounds down the sink or bathtub drain, followed by 3 drops of dish soap and a pot of boiling water. This will clean and clear the drain of clogs and built up grease.

3. Mix a teaspoon of used coffee grounds into your facial mask. It will exfoliate the skin and the caffeine will smooth and tighten.

4. If you have a garden, used coffee grounds are great to use as a fertilisers. If you do not have an immediate need for fertilizer, you can compost your coffee grounds for later use.

5. Sprinkle used coffee grounds around plants to keep ants away.

6. Put used coffee grounds in a bowl in the freezer to remove funky odours.

7. Fleas are a common problem in household pets, and treating them can be costly and time-consuming. But fleas don’t like coffee so simply rub the grounds throughout your pet’s fur after shampooing. Then rinse them off and allow your pet to dry as usual.

8.  After chopping fresh garlic, rub your hands with used coffee grounds to get the garlicky smell off your fingers.

9. You can use coffee grounds to scour your pots and pans. Their abrasive texture helps scrape away caked-on food.

10. Use coffee grounds to weigh down the ashes in your fireplace before cleaning. This makes for easier ash removal and less mess.

Source: Real Advice Gal, Healthline

HYGGE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES…

Living Hygge has a lovely subscription box as they say  ‘Sunshine can never be assured, even in the height of Summer and yet, with Hygge, we can be guaranteed of a less weather dependent happiness quotient.’

Designed to help you to take time out and appreciate what’s really important, each box is themed according to the season and will appeal to the senses and give you that warm, feel-good factor inside, all year round for only £14.95 per month

Here’s a selection of what you can expect in each beautifully presented box;

  • treats to tempt you to take time out and savour
  • items of natural beauty
  • ways to help you appreciate and gain perspective
  • sources of light and contemplation
  • creative kickstarters
  • memory makers
  • seasonal inspiration
  • ways to spread hygge to others.

 

Another company in the US is the Hygge Box have a standard hygge box and a deluxe hygge box subscription.

Hygge Box is about preserving happiness everyday. Each box includes handpicked items from around the world to support your hygge lifestyle and inspire hyggelig (nice) moments.

✓ 4-5 Handpicked seasonal items

✓ Elements of light like candles or fairy lights

✓ Hot drinks like organic tea or cocoa

✓ Indulgences like biscuits and cookies

✓ Cozy, happy moments guaranteed

Starts at $25/mo

Standard Hygge Box

Hygge Deluxe is stuffed with coziness for those who value relaxed, happy moments and celebrating the simple things. Each box includes a selection of products to support your self-care rituals and hygge lifestyle.

 

✓ 5-7 Handpicked seasonal items

✓ Elements of light like candles or fairy lights

✓ Hot drinks like organic tea or cocoa

✓ Indulgences like biscuits or chocolate

✓ Home decor, accessories and bath & beauty items

✓ More full-size and luxury items

✓ Cozy, happy moments guaranteed

Starts at $36.50/mo

Deluxe Hygge Box

On the Ethical Marketplace Website they don’t have a hygge subscription per say but they have a lovely Well Being subscription. Each box includes a different scented candle and a mix of other products which link to well being and self-care. And at least one discount code. All the items in your box will either be made in the UK or ethically made abroad. And they may be different from the boxes in the images. Possible additions to your subscription box include bamboo face cloths, fair trade terracotta, traditional foot massagers and natural peppermint bath soak.

All our subscription boxes are suitable for Vegetarians. Please let us know if you or your recipient have any other needs – Vegan – loves their garden – doesn’t have a garden etc and we will try our best to fix this. Three months £25.95

ALLERGIES – some products they include (especially skincare and fragrance) may include allergens. If you need more information please let know them and they can send you ingredients lists.

Well Being Subscription Box - Pick between 1, 3 and 6 month subscriptions

GIFT IDEAS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE SIMPLE HYGEE STYLE…

I came across this amazing site ‘Old English Co‘, that has some simple gifts which any Hygge lover would appreciate.

They sell some beautiful simple stationery which would good in any snug, study or office. From elegant Blush Pink and Gold Planner, Blush Pink A4 wall planner and Life Begins After Coffee Notebooks also available in other pastel relaxing shades. Perfect for Hygge style.

Another product they sell are enamel pins with unique statements on them like ‘I want to Bear Hug You’, ‘Be  Awesome’, Dream Big, and ‘Number One Mother’. At the moment they have a competition going where you can win three heart enamel pins. To enter this competition, all you have to do is email your favourite enamel pin design from their entire range to hello@oldenglishcompany.com

They will be picking one winner at random on the 30th May 2018.

Other great products are fabulous prints, coaster, tea towels, pillow cases, aprons, all with similar statements and lots more gifts and cards.