I’m back again with a DIY product, this time, it’s a body scrub using ground coffee! When I first started ‘beauty blogging’, I wanted to try on these products, DIY home remedies and stuffs. But I just never got too. But now, after making a few, they are relatively easy and cheap to make! And you can ensure your products are at the freshest state as you have free hand to make as much or as little as you want.
What I like most about this scrub is that it smells amazing!!
I am a frequent user of body scrubs, one of my fav will be the L’Occitane Pate Delice (Almond Delicious Paste) because it smells utterly delicious! and it’s very very moisturizing. But it costs a bomb I’m not kidding. Then I bought a coffee scrub from an online shop and it smells really good and it’s very moisturizing too!!!
So I went on to do a little search about coffee in scrubs and turns out it is awesome!
A coffee body scrub is really beneficial because it can help eradicate cellulite because when the caffeine it contains comes into contact with the surface of your skin, it helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of more cellulite. Well, temporarily of course, but still good!.. In addition coffee scrubs can help prevent or eradicate small varicose veins because the caffeine in the scrub acts as a vascular restrictor, something which shrinks blood vessels, thus helping to reduce varicose veins. It also exfoliates dry skin and makes it feel silky smooth.
So here is another 4 ingredient scrub, with sugar and coffee as the main ingredients, coconut oil as a binder, it’s incredibly moisturizing and filled with vitamins and minerals, which it locks securely into your skin and ground cinnamon helps to clear your skin of any bacteria. It also brings blood to the surface of the skin, helping to smooth out any lines that may be present. You can also use brown sugar / palm sugar if you want a more fragrant scrub.
1/2 cup ground coffee
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
To make the scrub, mix all of the ingredients together until well-combined. If your coconut oil is solid, gently heat it until it melts, but wait for it to go back to room temperature before adding the other ingredients. This is to ensure that your exfoliants don’t dissolve in the oil! Once mixed, store your scrub in an air-tight container.
Easy right ?