Homemade Coffee Scrub

Everyone wants to have naturally healthy and youthful looking skin, and we go through so many products, home remedies and routines trying to find how to achieve that. Finding what works for you can amount to spending thousands of dollars on different products, as advertising so easily sucks us in to buying the ‘next best thing’ for our health and skin. What many people don’t realise is that it’s quite easy to create your own home-made versions of these skin treatments right out of your own kitchen, and for half the price. The ‘Coffee Scrub’ has recently become one of the more popular methods to cleansing and purifying the skin. I know of many online companies selling their own coffee scrubs using social media as their main form of advertisement, which is very smart given todays generation thrives off social media and online entertainment. These companies tend sell a bag of their coffee scrub for around $20 to $30 for 200g, which isn’t much. I’m here to tell you that you can very easily make your coffee scrub for less then $20 and it will last a whole lot longer!

The key ingredients in the scrub is coffee grind, coconut oil, salt and sugar. Caffeine is amazing for your skin in many ways. The coarse grind is great for exfoliation and improves circulation. It can temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks giving your skin a youthful, radiant and firm appearance. Caffeine also has anti inflammatory properties and when applied to the face it can reduce puffiness around the eyes. Coconut oil is great for retaining moister in the skin. It contains fatty acids, which are a strong disinfectant, vitamin E, for healthy glowing skin and antioxidant properties, which help to maintain an even skin tone. Along with salt and sugar, the scrub has therapeutic benefits, is a natural purifier and prevents skin against harmful toxins.

Below you will find the recipe I created and use to achieve all those positive benefits for my skin. So ladies, don’t fall for all the online advertisements claiming their coffee scrub is the best going around. Save yourself a bit of cash and experiment making your own coffee scrub. This will also ensure you skip any nasty’s that could be involved in a big chain company’s product, like artificial fragrances or chemicals. Just a warning for those wanting to try this out… Your bathroom will definitely reek of coffee once your done, make sure you leave the fan on or a window open!

Ingredients

  • 1 x pack of ground espresso coffee beans
  • 1 x jar of coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of sugar

Method

  1. Heat roughly two tablespoons of coconut oil over the stove until liquefied, then take off heat.
  2. Mix to that two heaped tablespoons of the coffee grind, salt and sugar.
  3. Rinse your body under warm water to open the pores.
  4. Rub the scrub onto your body and face in circular motions, leave for a couple minutes, then rinse off.
  5. Repeat once or twice a week to achieve that glowing youthful skin!

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The Dream Feature Wall

I love the fresh and natural look of a man made timber feature wall. Light wood can brighten the room while a darker tone can add elegance and a sophisticated feel. It creates an ultra modern appearance and is very easy on the eye. My absolute dream would be to have light timber walls throughout most of my house, however, it would be quite an expensive project. I think settling for one main timber feature wall in the bedroom will have to do me. Paired with crisp white bed linen and some bright greenery, it creates the perfect place to lay your head peacefully. Purchasing all the timber panels could definitely add up in cost, obviously depending on which type of wood you would like to use. For a cost efficient and just as importantly environmentally friendly approach, you can source recycled timber from salvage yards. This would create a much more rustic feel while still being very aesthetically pleasing. However, using this form may involve a lot more work for yourself, including cutting and sanding down the wood. The hardest part would be sourcing pieces of wood which will fit together, and lots of them depending on the size of your wall! I cannot wait to take on this project in the future, and cannot wait to see a (hopefully) successful outcome when I do. I can’t assure it will look just like the pictures in the magazines… but I sure can try!

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