How to Make a Coffee Scrub
If you love coffee you’re going to love this one! My best friend gave me the idea of trying out a coffee scrub. Homemade of course! So yesterday I collected the coffee grounds from my mother’s grinder (she can’t function without coffee!) and took a wonderful shower. It was the best scrub I have ever had. It beats anything you can buy in a store and it’s a lot cheaper!
A coffee scrub usually has more ingredients like oil and sugar, but I tried out just the coffee grounds. I just wanted to isolate all the properties of this particular ingredient to see what it can do. And it’s great. Even without being mixed with oil, somehow it leaves the skin hydrated and incredibly soft. It looks funny but it feels amazing. And it makes a great massage around the ankles.
What are the benefits of a coffee scrub?
Well, for once there are all the benefits that come from a good scrub. All the dead cells are removed and your skin looks young and feels soft and smooth to the touch. I’m not exaggerating when I say it smooths skin to perfection!
Second, it’s a real cure for cellulite. There are a lot of creams out there that don’t do squat for curing cellulite, but the coffee scrub actually works. You don’t get results over night, and it doesn’t take care of the problem completely, but it is certain you will see a great improvement if you use it twice a week. The caffeine from the scrub is absorbed in the skin and fights off cellulite!
Third, a good scrubbing with coffee is proved to prevent and alleviate varicose veins. The caffeine helps shrink blood vessels and reduces the veiny appearance of the skin.
Coffee Scrub Recipe: Mix and Match
Making a natural scrub is not an exact science and the proportions of the ingredients don’t really matter. Feel free to experiment and create a scent and texture that you like!
What you should always put in the mixture is:
1. Coffee grounds
2. Sugar (Brown sugar works best)
3. Oil (Massage oil or any kind of body oil that you like)
Then mix and match with any of these ingredients:
- Coarsely grind hazelnuts
- Almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil
- Sea salt
- Vanilla extract
- Freshly grated carrots
- Mint, chocolate, vanilla, lemon, orange or almond extract
Pick what ingredients you like. Be creative. Every item on the list has its own set of benefits and infuses your skin with vitamins. So have fun with it. And even if you go wrong, you can always mend the smell with some extracts.
How do I use my coffee scrub?
Apply it in the shower. Start from the legs and work your way up, massaging your skin in a circular motion with your hands or a lufa. The more you massage your skin, the more efficient the scrub is in treating cellulite!
Don’t clog the pipes!
Grind coffee doesn’t dissolve in water, so don’t let it all go down the drain. Really! Be careful with this one!