This homemade antioxidant coffee body scrub exfoliates the skin, helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and moisturizes the skin with coconut oil.
Body scrubs are a great product to help your skin feeling moisturized and nourished. You can spend $12 to $25 for a quality scrub or just a few dollars making it home with organic ingredients.
When making body scrubs you can choose from sugar, salt, oats, grains, and coffee for the base. They all exfoliate and offer different properties for the skin.
Several years ago I worked for a Bath and Body company. I fell in love with their coffee and cocoa scrubs. The coffee body scrub was known to help reduce cellulite. I used it for several months and found that it helped to firm and smooth my skin. Caffeine in the scrub is what supposedly helps reduce cellulite. I don’t 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.
How To Make Coffee Scrub
The base of this recipes uses fresh ground coffee and organic cane sugar. Fresh ground coffee contains antioxidants, but you can substitute fresh grounds for used grounds if you like. Then you mix in coconut oil, vanilla, and cinnamon. Ground cinnamon is added for its warming effects on the skin (and it smells amazing). After you mix the ingredients up, scoop them into a glass jar.
How to use: Use 1-2 tablespoons of the coffee body scrub to exfoliate your skin. Make sure to rinse off thoroughly. You may want to use a drain catcher to collect grounds from going down the drain.
What is coffee scrub good for?
Coffee scrubs exfoliate the skin and may even help reduce cellulite. Caffeine appears to have some advantages for skin health. Some research suggest that caffeine may help reduce cellulite and dimples on the skin. Another benefit of using coffee in your skin is that it’s high in antioxidants, which are wonderful for your skin.
Is it good to scrub your face with coffee?
While there are many benefits to using coffee on your face, I personally wouldn’t use this scrub as a facial exfoliant. Ground coffee is very abrasive on the face and may irritate the skin. If you’re looking for the benefits of coffee for your face, I recommend using my coffee body butter instead.
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Coffee Scrub Recipe
- 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 every day if you like).