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That is why I love to make my own beauty products. I know exactly what I am applying to my skin. The ingredients I use are natural ingredients that I have in my kitchen! I also love the fact that my kids get to grow up free of the toxic overload from the body products we use in our home.
Several years ago I worked for a Bath and Body company. I fell in love with their coffee and cocoa scrubs. The coffee scrub was known to help reduce cellulite. I found that the coffee scrub really helped to firm and smooth my skin.
I recently found out that it is the caffeine in the scrub that supposedly helps reduce cellulite. I do not claim that this scrub will reduce cellulite (though that would be an added bonus) but I will tell you that coffee and coconut oil are rich in antioxidants, which are very beneficial for the skin.
This coffee body scrub also smells amazing! I am a die-hard coffee lover, so I am in heaven when I use it!
Coffee Body Scrub
- 1 Cup Ground Organic Coffee
- 1 Cup Organic Sugar or Salt - Where to buy Organic Sugar and Salt
- 1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil - Where to buy Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla (optional) - make your own
Melt coconut oil and allow it to cool but not solidify. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container or mason jar. Use 1-2 times a week (or everyday if you like). The coffee and sugar will exfoliate your skin and the coconut oil will leave your skin soft and moisturized.