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