Updated: Dec 20, 2019
Exfoliate your way to better skin with this home made, all natural coffee scrub!
I don't particularly like drinking coffee, but I'm more than ok with rubbing it all over my body.
My beautiful sister, Partriece (who also doesn't drink coffee), introduced me to the concept and I've kept a jar in the fridge or shower ready to go ever since.
Side note - That's her sexy shoulder above and hands below.
Here's what you'll need:
Coffee grinds - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Epsom salt - 1/4 cup
Honey - 1/4 cup
Coconut oil - 1/4 cup Lavender (oil/petals or both) - 10 drops
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
1. Mix together coffee grinds, sugar and salt
2. Slowly stir through honey and coconut oil until it forms your preferred consistency
3. Add lavender and/or vanilla extract
4. Transfer into a jar and store in the fridge or shower
5. Use on entire body, especially tougher areas such as hands and feet
If stored correctly (cool and dry) your scrub can last up to two months. However, because there are no preservatives present, if it begins to look or smell different before then discard what's left and repeat.
What I love about this recipe is you really can't go wrong.
Don't like lavender? Use something different (like cinnamon).
Run out of Epsom salts? Add more sugar to that batch.
Once you've made it a few times you'll know what you prefer. I for example, make a more coconut oil heavy mix, whereas my sister prefers a drier consistency.
Benefits of your DIY coffee scrub.
The caffeine in coffee grounds has powerful antioxidant properties that can increase collagen production and help protect your skin from future sun damage. It increases circulation (my favourite benefit) and blood flow, which aids in overall skin health.
It's also been argued that coffee scrubs can reduce the appearance of cellulite temporarily, I cannot yet confirm this myself, but if there's a chance, I'll keep trying! I also use it to remove any dead skin cells before I spray tan. That one I can attest to.
Have extra coffee grounds? Mix a small amount with honey and use as an exfoliating lip scrub.
Did you like this recipe? Let me know your experiences in the comments.
Yours in balance,
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