This coffee body scrub is the best DIY beauty treatment on the planet. Forget spending hundreds of dollars at the spa to get scrubbed and wrapped — this coffee scrub will get you the results, and costs less than a dollar per use!
Important Ingredients for Your Coffee Scrub
Of course you need coffee for your coffee body scrub! But why is it so special?
Two words: caffeine and antioxidants.
The caffeine helps tissues release excess fluid build up, which tones and tightens the skin. Caffeine has also been shown to prevent accumulation in fat cells. This is why exfoliating with coffee is popular for reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Antioxidants nourish your skin, prevent aging, and may also help release toxins. It’s a win-win for your skin!
It’s more than delicious. It’s also incredibly smoothing to the skin. That’s because the natural glycolic acid found in sugar helps remove dead skin cells and reveal fresh, glowing skin. Sugar’s texture is also naturally exfoliating.
(Want more sugar scrub recipes? Check out my 21 favorite recipes here.)
Coconut oil makes this body scrub luxurious and provides deep moisture to the skin. It also serves a practical purpose: it “holds” the scrub together so it doesn’t go flying all over the place while you use it!
Ginger is warming to the skin and increases blood circulation. This helps bring nutrients into the skin and remove old toxins, leaving your skin feeling completely rejuvenated.
Ready for the recipe? Here ya go:
DIY Coffee Body Scrub Recipe
Yields about 2 cups (or 5-10 uses)
- 1 cup organic coffee grounds
- 1 cup organic sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh-grated or ground ginger
- Mix coffee grounds, sugar and ginger until well blended.
- Stir in coconut oil (melt the oil first if needed).
- Store in an airtight glass jar.
How to Use Your Coffee Body Scrub
How you use your coffee body scrub is just as important as the ingredients.
- To get optimal results, massage a few tablespoons of your coffee scrub into your legs and torso for 3-5 minutes.
- Concentrate on each area and massage as deeply as you comfortably can.
- Then rinse away with a washcloth and warm water (with soap if desired).
Use 1-2 times per week to tone, tighten, and nourish your skin.
Warning: I won’t lie — coffee scrubs get the tub a little messy. But a little soap and a wee bit of scrubbing will remove any residue quick as a wink. And believe me, it’s totally worth it. 😉
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