Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Work It Wednesday: Coffee Body Scrub

Anyone that knows me, can tell you how much I love my coffee. I love the taste, the aroma & the benefits of slathering it on my skin. Wait, what?! Yep, you read that right. Coffee makes an excellent body scrub for a couple of reasons...

•Ground coffee will act as an exfoliant to dead skin cells, which will leave your skin silky smooth. 

•The caffeine in coffee will draw water from your cells & help to constrict your blood vessels, leaving you with a smooth & even tone. Translation: Bye-bye cellulite. 


To make this Coffee Body Scrub, you just need three simple ingredients. 

•brown, white or raw sugar
•ground coffee (unused)
•coconut, jojoba or olive oil

For a thicker texture (like mine), use a 3:2:1 ratio of ingredients (in order given).

For a creamier texture, use a 3:2:2 or 3:2:3 ratio. 

But of course you can always alter the ratios to your liking. Or based on how much coffee you have in the house. Because let's face it, we all have those "oh crap" moments when we realize we only have enough left for one cup in the morning. 

21 comments:

  1. I love home-made beauty recipes. I would have never thought to use coffee in a sugar scrub! I will definitely have to try this. :)

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  2. This would smell so good. I need to make some for my bath.

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  3. I've always wanted to try a coffee scrub...I heard that coffee works wonders for the skin and is good for anti-aging.

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  4. What a great way to re-use coffee grounda. I will have to try this!

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  5. That's awesome - I wonder if I drink enough to be doing that scrub on the inside!! ha/ha

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  6. Holy phooey … where has this information been all my life? I am OBSESSED with coffee and definitely could use the benefits of a good body scrub. WIN! WIN! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. We just did one of these last week!! Love the strong scent.

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  8. I am all about coffee but not sure I want to smell like a walking cup of it lol

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  9. I don't drink coffee, but I love the smell of it. I've heard a lot about coffee scrubs. Would be interested in trying!

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  10. I never heard of doing that. Sounds very invigorating. Will have to try this.

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  11. That is exactly how I do my scrub. Very cool. Thanks for sharing and confirming I am doing it correctly lol :)

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  12. I love home made body scrubs! I have to make this one!

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  13. I love coffee, you mean I can pamper my skin in it too? This sounds amazing!

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  14. Wow, that sounds easy enough to make. I really love scrubs! I'll have to try this one out, thanks!

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  15. Wow that is awesome, I never knew that you can use coffee to scrub your skin and it's really simple to make too. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I'm not a coffee drinker this is a good idea to use up all of the left over coffee guests leave behind!

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  17. In my whole life I never would have thought as coffee as something to rub on my body! But hey, I've used mayo and eggs in my hair before, so what the heck :)

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  18. Never had a coffee body scrub! I think I may try it!

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  19. I am probably the only Dominican or Latin person in general who can't stand the smell of coffee. You really make it look pretty!

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  20. A coffee body scrub does sound nice. I'd try this just for the smell alone.

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