Ever heard of coffee being used in body scrub? Besides for our delicious morning cuppa, coffee grounds also find effective use as a natural ingredient for beauty treatments. Make use of coffee grounds to prepare a homemade coffee body scrub and enjoy luxury spa treatment at home without having to spend a fortune!
The use of coffee as a secret ingredient in body scrubs has been a trend in luxury spas and resorts for quite a long time. Coffee grounds find use as scrubs because they help exfoliate old dead cells from the surface of the skin. The caffeine present in coffee helps reduce cellulite and varicose veins appearance on the skin.
Here’s how you can make a homemade coffee scrub. The ingredients that you’ll need include organic coffee grounds, foaming bath butter, sea salt or raw sugar, and a few drops of any light massage oil like sweet almond oil, olive oil, apricot kernel oil or jojoba oil.
Brew your coffee. Collect the coarse coffee grounds in a bowl and add salt or sugar to it. Whip the foaming bath butter in a double bladed blender, while gradually adding the coffee-salt/sugar mixture. Mix in a few drops of the light massage oil. Keep whipping till a coarse scrub is formed with some residue of salt or sugar in it. Your caffeine induced coffee scrub is ready for use.
Bring the homemade coffee scrub into the shower, and rub onto wet skin in circular movements. Rinse off with water after a few minutes. Follow the scrub with a mild body wash or cleanser. Take a shower. Apply a moisturizer all over your body after patting yourself dry.
Note: This coffee body scrub must be used within about 20 minutes of brewing the coffee to avoid oxidation of the coffee grounds.
This all natural coffee scrub will benefit your skin in quite a few ways. Besides exfoliating the skin to remove dead cells, dirt and impurities, it will also give your skin a radiant and fresh look.
You can even make an invigorating coffee scrub by adding your own natural ingredients like yogurt, brown sugar, avocado, honey, carrots and clay. Just add a few drops of light massage oils or essential oils to the scrub to help boost your skin’s natural oils.