Saturday, July 19, 2014

Exfoliating Coffee Sugar Body Scrub

Homemade coffee scrub serves two purposes: exfoliate skin and improve the appearance of cellulite. Plus, it offers the aroma of freshly, brewed coffee! 

I love making homemade skin and haircare products. Generally, homemade products with natural ingredients work better than anything I've bought from a store. I have been making this homemade scrub for over a year and it's quickly become one of my favorites. It's also inexpensive to make and lasts forever.

I've come across many variations of a coffee scrub, some recycle used coffee grounds(which is a great way to reuse the grounds) but I prefer fresh. Fresh ground coffee smells amazing, and is the perfect pick-me up in your morning shower. I also grind my own coffee beans and leave them a little coarse--the perfect texture for exfoliating.

In addition to freshly ground coffee, you will need: sea salt, brown sugar, and olive oil. I use olive oil because I always have it on hand, but any skin-nourishing oil would work. I suggest coconut oil or almond oil as an alternative. Stir the ingredients together and keep in a mason jar or sealed container in your refrigerator.

I start with a small handful, and massage all over my leg/thigh area. Continue to massage for a few minutes to really exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.

I typically use this once to twice a week. Overall, I have noticed an improvement in my skin-tone and cellulite appearance. The scrubbing/massaging really the overall improve and texture of your skin. The coffee scent is an added bonus. It perks me up in my early morning shower!

One thing about this scrub, it can get kind of messy! I typically use the scrub at the beginning of my shower, and what's left in the tub will rinse away as the water is still running. Don't be alarmed if the bottom of your tub looks dirty. It will dissolve and rinse away.

Coffee Sugar Body Scrub

  • 1/2 cup freshly ground coffee (if grinding your own coffee, leave the grounds coarse)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar or raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

1. In a small bowl, mix coffee, brown sugar,  and salt together. Break up any lumps of brown sugar. Stir in olive oil until well mixed.

2. Store in a mason jar and refrigerate. Lasts up to one year.

3. Use in shower on wet skin. Massage into skin for 3-5 minutes to exfoliate and treat cellulite.

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