BEAUTY BODY & SOUL

DC BEAUTY: GIVE YOUR SKIN A COFFEE BREAK

If you don’t have a coffee machine at home, collect leftover coffee grounds from Café brasseries and transform them into a 100% natural exfoliator, and the skin results are amazing.

We hear lot of start-ups creating coffee scrub business, but why not creating your own homemade coconut & coffee scrub without spending lot of money. I am an ardent “spa aficionado”. In fact, my passion for this pampering treat was what inspired me to write my DIY masks post.  One of the treatments in which I indulge myself for home spa is a body scrub. There are usually several different kinds of body scrubs to choose from, but my absolute favorite is the coconut coffee body scrub.

With two stretch mark and cellulite-fighting ingredients, the powerful combination of coconut oil and coffee grounds is great for your skin and smells heavenly too! This exfoliator made from coffee grounds benefit from their anti-oxidant, anti cellulite, toning and revitalizing properties. Coffee is not only packed with antioxidants making it anti-aging and detoxifying, it is a natural astringent that (temporarily) makes your skin tighter and firmer. The scrub is made from just 4 — natural ingredients: ground coffee, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, and ground cinnamon. Try to buy everything organic, if possible.

Benefits:

Coffee is rich in antioxidants, making it an awesome anti-inflammatory ingredient. It contains caffeine, which draws out excess moisture from your skin, causing it to look and feel smoother and firmer. In this scrub, coffee acts as a mild exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and exposing fresh, soft skin.

Coconut oil is one of my favorite natural beauty ingredients. It’s incredibly moisturizing and filled with vitamins and minerals, which it locks securely into your skin.

Coconut palm sugar acts as a second exfoliant in this scrub. For more of a deep exfoliation, you can use a sugar with a coarser texture, like organic cane sugar.

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.

Ingredients:

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.

To target cellulite more effectively, consider wrapping problem areas with a cling wrap and leave the coffee body scrub on for about 10-20 minutes. Thoroughly rinse it off with warm water. Gently pat skin dry with a clean towel. For extra pampering, follow with a warm milk, honey and turmeric bath. 🙂

More tips:

  • To avoid accidents and/or injuries in the shower, always lay an anti-slip rubber mat on the bathroom floor whenever you use a scrub that contains any kind of oil; store your coffee body scrub in a plastic jar instead of glass; opt for a wide-mouth jar that can just stay on the floor and not have to be picked up just to get a handful of scrub.
  • This coffee body scrub recipe will stay in excellent condition unrefrigerated for about two months. You may also opt to keep it in the refrigerator which will give it a shelf life of 3 to 3 1/2 months tops.
  • You may divide the finished coffee body scrub into equal portions among smaller jars.  While you use your first jar of scrub, store the other jars in the refrigerator to keep the freshness until you’re ready to open your next jar.

Photos © Disi Couture

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