Why Scrub with Coffee?
The smell and consumption of coffee awakens much more than the senses. In fact, using a caffeinated coffee body scrub is suggested to banish or lessen pesky cellulite, or at least reduce its appearance. Cellulite is a noticeable fat deposit beneath the skin, characterized by a lumpy, dimpled appearance. It is mostly noticed on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and belly regions and can last for years or even be dealt with throughout life’s entirety. The scrub is promoted to reduce the appearance of cellulite, primarily by tightening the skin. Combined with coconut oil and sugars, the scrub further hydrates and moisturizers the skin. Optional vitamin E oil is continually used in beauty and skin products, largely in hopes to prevent wrinkles, brown spots, and rough skin connected to its powerful antioxidant properties. Although in rare instances, some individuals display sensitivity to vitamin E and may experience a skin rash following its application. If a rash does surface, call your doctor immediately. An allergist or dermatologist can further assist in its treatment.
Homemade Coffee Body Scrub
- 1 cup coffee grounds
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 drops of essential oil – including anise, cinnamon, clove, mint, and orange or your
- other favorite types and fragrances of essential oils
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 drop of vitamin E oil
- Dash of cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl then pour into a sealable container. Use immediately or store leading up to its use or in between usages. Yes, creating a homemade coffee body scrub really is that simple!
- Store in a waterproof container, especially if keeping in the shower to keep the scrub dry – a lidded mason jar works great!
- Limit use to three or four times each week, as overuse may actually over exfoliate and dry out the skin
- Apply in a circular motion to stimulate and accelerate blood flow
- Fully rinse off in the shower and dry off with a dark-colored towel to reduce staining risk