Body scrubs can help to nourish and moisturize your skin. You can pay up to $25 for high-quality scrubs or spend just a few bucks on organic ingredients.
This advertisement will expire in 9Sugar; salt, coffee, oats, and grains are all great ingredients to use in homemade scrubs. All of them have different benefits for your skin. However, I use coffee as an exfoliant because it is high in antioxidants that help to prevent or lessen the effects of free radicals.
I used to work for Bath and Body a few years back. I fell in love with their coffee and chocolate scrubs. The coffee body scrub is known to reduce cellulite. After using it for several weeks, I found it helped firm and smooth out my skin. Claims that caffeine in the scrub helps reduce cellulite. Although I do not claim that this scrub will reduce cellulite, though that would be a bonus, I will say that coffee and Coconut oil contain antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin.
Ingredients for DIY Coffee Scrub
Fresh grounds are rich in antioxidants. I recommend using new settings, but you may substitute used grounds with fresh ones if you prefer.
Also, you’ll need organic salt or sugar, organic coconut oils (quality matters – buy high-quality coconut oils or make them yourself), vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Vanilla extract and cinnamon can be optional but are highly recommended.
How to Make Coffee Scrub
Grind one cup of coffee with a coffee mill. Mix the sugar and coffee grounds in a medium-sized bowl. I prefer organic white sugar, but raw sugar or brown sugar is also a great option.
Add a half cup of coconut oil (soft or melted), vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon. The ground cinnamon is used for its warming effect on the skin.
Once you have mixed the ingredients, spoon them into your glass mason jar of choice. Use the scrub within six months. Store it in a dry, cool place. Note: To extend the shelf-life of this coffee sugar scrub, add a few drops of vitamin E oil. You can also add a preservative. Geogard ECT is the preservative I would choose. If you decide to use this preservative, it should make up.6-1%.
Use coffee scrub
Use 1-2 tablespoons to exfoliate the skin.
Massage and rub your skin gently using a circular motion.
In the shower, rinse off with hot or warm water. Use a drain catcher to prevent the grounds from falling down the drain.
What can coffee scrub be used for?
Coffee scrubs can help remove dead skin and reduce cellulite. Caffeine may have benefits for the skin. According to some research, caffeine can reduce dimples and cellulite on the skin. Coffee is also high in antioxidants, which are great for the skin.
Does it make sense to wash your face with coffee after a shower?
Although there are many benefits of using coffee to scrub your face, this is not a recipe I would use as a facial scrub. The ground coffee can irritate your skin and is abrasive. You can use my body butter to get the benefits of coffee on your face. Updated: This recipe for coffee face scrub can be used on sensitive skin.
What can I substitute for coconut oil?
Almond oil, or sweet almond oil, is an excellent alternative that can be used in place of coconut oil. Other good alternatives to coconut are olive oil, fractionated Coconut Oil, macadamia oil, and grapeseed oil.
Add essential oils or fragrance oils to the scrub.
Absolutely! Essential oils work well in body scrubs. I wouldn’t say I like synthetic fragrances. Add ten to 15 drops of essential oil to the scrub at first, and then more if necessary. I love adding cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger essential oils to the coffee scrub.
What coffee is the best for body scrubs?
This scrub can be made with any ground coffee, but I prefer organic coffee.
Try my other scrub recipes, such as this brown sugar scrub and my lemon scrub recipe.