The coffee we all love so much has many uses beyond just waking us up in the morning. One of those uses is to create a natural coffee body scrub! If you are a coffee addict like me, then this recipe is a must, if you don’t like drinking coffee, then start using your coffee in the shower! Read further for its wonders!
RECIPE for one use: Basic Coffee Scrub
3 TBL coffee grounds; used. Dry them out and use in scrub, or use freshly brewed.
1 TBL natural oil of your choice: like olive oil, grapeseed, coconut (melted), almond etc.. Don’t use any petroleum based oil as this will clog pores! Olive has a heavier feel, is naturally hypoallergenic and is full of vitamin A and E , helps repair skin….grapeseed oil is lighter in feel, silky, not oily, and penetrates the skin quickly. It is cheaper than olive oil and is easily found in the grocery store with the other oils. This is a great choice for scrubs as it has almost no scent and is good for sensitive skin. Great for cooking too.
1 TBL sugar: white or brown or a mixture of both.
Mix all dry ingredients, then add oil (s). Oil amount is your preference based on how much coffee grounds you are using. Make this in single use amounts, or make a larger batch and store in fridge if you used wet grounds. It will last 7 – 10 days in the fridge! Final scrub consistency is your perogative, some like more oil than others, some like it dryer. Experiment. Theres no wrong or right.
A dash of cinnamon – Adding cinnamon will give your scrub a stronger, sharper scent.
How to use:
Apply this in the shower, it will be slippery, or sitting on tub side. Take a palm full of scrub and apply in a circular motion, paying attention to cellulite areas, small varicose vein areas, and dry skin areas.
1. Not more than 3 times a week on alternate days – as your skin needs time to rejuvenate from the vigorous exfoliation and over use can cause open pores causing body acne.
1. Try to use warm or room temperature water while bathing; hot water is likely to cease the effect of this batter as it dries the skin quickly.
2. Pat-dry yourself after your bath and avoid rubbing the towel to avoid rashes as this may leave your skin temporarily sensitised.
Not only does this recipe help relax tense muscles after a long day, the results will be visible after the first wash itself and over a period of just 2 to 3 weeks time you will see evidently healthier skin and lesser stretch marks and cellulite dimples!
Why to use especially Coffee Scrub?
No more cellulite! While coffee is wonderful for many reasons, it is actually the caffeine it contains that provides the added health benefits as a scrub. When coffee is applied to the surface of your skin, it helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite.
Problems with varicose veins. Many people accept varicose veins as a necessary evil–either as a sign of getting older or a predisposition inherited from Mom or Dad. With your new coffee body scrub skin care routine, you may be able to prevent varicose veins–or even make them vanish! The caffeine in a coffee scrub acts as a vascular restrictor, shrinking blood vessels and reducing varicose veins.