What we do
Hallowed Grounds is a student start-up, creating coffee based exfoliating soap from used coffee grounds, sourced from local businesses, that would otherwise be going to landfill. This product is a natural exfoliant comprised of coffee grounds, essential oils and soap base. Coffee grounds are typically sent to landfill sites where they emit methane, a harmful greenhouse gas which is 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 100 year period, and is one of the leading causes of climate change. Coffee grounds also reduce the amounts of micro-plastics being released into the environment by offering a natural alternative for exfoliation.
Coffee grounds are an excellent ingredient in exfoliating products as caffeine has anti-inflammatory properties, anti-oxidant properties and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. A coffee exfoliant removes the layers of dead skin, helping the caffeine to make its way directly to the healthy layers. It comes in a variety of scents and offers both vegan 'black coffee' and non-vegan 'white coffee' solid soap bars.
The benefits of caffeine on skin care routines and the positive long term environmental benefits of reducing micro plastics in our water ways and methane gases coming from landfill not only helps us as individuals but enables us to positively impact our community.
- Lecturer:Roisin Malone
There are currently no open positions.