I love a good DIY project, and recently started purchasing and using coffee body scrubs for the various health benefits and the way it makes my skin feel. I wanted to try a few DIY solutions that I could continue to make at home, and I tried a handful of different ones that I'm eager to share with you all!
There are tons of health benefits from coffee scrubs, which include smoothing dry skin, reducing cellulite, exfoliating, moisturizing, brightening, reducing puffiness, improving circulation, tightening/anti-aging, calming, and UV repairing, to name (more than) a few!
There are various benefits to making your coffee scrub yourself vs. purchasing it, which include shelf life, pure ingredients, and saving money as my favorite 3!
Coffee scrub begins to lose the strength of its benefits after about 1 month, but goes bad after 3 months. Making it at home allows you to make smaller amounts at once to make sure you use it all and aren't wasting any! At work, we had a nutrition coach come in for a presentation recently and he brought up a great comparison from your body to a car. If you were to have only one more care for the rest of your life, you'd treat it with so much care and attention to keep it nice. Why not do the same with your body? Not only does making coffee scrub at home also save a ton of money to make your own beauty products, but you know exactly what ingredients are going into them, so it puts your mind at ease that you're treating your body like the gem it is.
So, how do you make it? It's SUPER easy, and you probably have most of these ingredients lying around already, so let's get started.
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ground coffee -- caffeinated; can be used grounds!
1/4 cup coconut oil -- I use this one
3 tablespoons of sea salt
Mix everything together in a bowl & make sure to store it in a glass container if you're using essential oils, as they'll eat through plastic!
You can also add in cinnamon instead of oils if you have that on hand
After you soap off your body in the shower, turn off the water and rub it all over, including your face.
Let it sit and dry for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse off & your skin will be as smooth as a baby's butt!
Next, check out my diy ombre bath salts recipe!