Last time I wrote about a treatment for Blonde Hair, and as I said there I'll write about a coffee scrub today. I've read about coffee scrubs a lot and I finally decided to try it out and then I wondered why I never tried it before. This may not be an official review, but if it were I would give this 5 out of 5! Similar to the last post this is a simple treatment with all natural ingredients. You only need a few things to make coffee scrub, and a little goes a long way. You can make a lot and save it for later, or just make a small amount for one bath/shower. First let's get straight to how to make a coffee scrub.
- 2 Part Coconut Oil (Organic)
- 3 Parts Coffee Grounds
- 1 Part Sugar (Brown or White)
If you are just making enough for one time use 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 2 tablespoons coffee grounds, and around 1 tablespoon sugar. You can also use sweet almond oil or olive oil, but make sure it's good quality and organic since you'll be rubbing it into your skin. I used coconut for mine and it works really well and also smells amazing, and almond oil also smells nice, which is a big bonus. If you're the kind of person who loves the smell of coffee and sweeter smelling lotions (I personally love brown sugar and vanilla scented things) then you'll really like the way this smells. The biggest perk is that you're going to throw out the coffee grounds after you brew it anyways, so you might as well keep some of it and reuse it. As far as sugar goes I just used a packet of raw sugar to add in. Some people also add cinnamon or vanilla to their scrub as well, so it's all up to you and your mood.
In order to use this just mix all of the ingredients together and let it sit for a few minutes. Since this is messy it's best to apply it in the shower or bath before rinsing it off. Take a small amount in the palm of your hand and rub it into your skin in circular motions. Use it on the backs of your legs, arms, on your knees and elbows, and any other patchy or dry spots on your body, or simply use it all over if you want. You can use this as a spot treatment or as something for all over, it's up to you. It is usable for your face as well, but you need to be careful because it's a really course scrub and you don't want to damage your skin. Also be careful not to clog your drain with coffee grounds either. If you're worried about that you can let it dry after you apply it and brush most of the grounds off and sweep them up, or put something to catch them under or on your drain.
One of the big uses of coffee scrubs is to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The caffeine in the coffee is what helps stimulate your skin to reduce fat and increase your blood flow. You can also use it to get rid of dry patches or any roughness on your skin. I used some on a dry patch I've had on the back of my neck for months and it was gone after using this once! Overall my skin felt so much softer and smoother. I also didn't have any bad skin reactions and my skin is pretty sensitive. Because this is such a strong scrub you only want to use it 1-2 times a week. If you're able to I really recommend trying this out at least once. If you've ever used a coffee scrub yourself let me know how it worked for you in the comments! Different peoples skin sometimes reacts differently so it's always good to know.
See you next time you jump down the Rabbit hole,