DIY Coconut Coffee Body Scrub
With a Friday evening to myself, there was nothing that sounded more enjoyable than soaking in a bubble bath with red wine and opera music. Call it a familiar routine, it’s sad to say that I haven’t had the time to do this since the big move. A random spark came over me once I decided that a spa night was in my future. I had to find a great body scrub. I’ve been wanting to try one made with coffee for a long time now, as I hear it helps tighten and smooth your skin; and not to mention eradicate cellucite. I began searching the web for a great find when I came across this amazing blog for a DIY scrub. Why not make it myself?
Per Free People Blog, these 4 natural ingredients give your body great benefits:
“Coffee is rich in antioxidants, making it an awesome anti-inflammatory ingredient. It contains caffeine, which draws out excess moisture from your skin, causing it to look and feel smoother and firmer. In this scrub, coffee acts as a mild exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and exposing fresh, soft skin.
Coconut oil is one of our favorite natural beauty ingredients over here. It’s incredibly moisturizing and filled with vitamins and minerals, which it locks securely into your skin.
Coconut palm sugar acts as a second exfoliant in this scrub. For more of a deep exfoliation, you can use a sugar with a coarser texture, like organic cane sugar.
Cinnamon helps to clear your skin of any bacteria. It also brings blood to the surface of the skin, helping to smooth out any lines that may be present.”
1/2 cup ground coffee
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
To make the scrub, mix all of the ingredients together until well-combined. If your coconut oil is solid, gently heat it until it melts, but wait for it to go back to room temperature before adding the other ingredients. This is to ensure that your exfoliants don’t dissolve in the oil! Once mixed, store your scrub in an air-tight container.
I absolutely loved this scrub. It made my skin so incredibly soft and smooth. A must try for all you DIY lovers… and it took less than 5 minutes to make!
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