Perhaps all the people love the smell of fresh ground brewed coffee coming from a steaming cup. But wouldn’t it be nice to cover yourself in this flavor? Yep, I thought so too.
I simply love homemade cosmetics because you may let your imagination run wild and do any combination you want. Plus, there are no hidden or unhealthy ingredients. Everything you put on your skin is natural.
In addition, the entire process is extremely relaxing and then you get to pamper yourself with your own creation. The ingredients I used are extremely beneficial for the skin and they nourish the body far better than conventional cosmetic products.
Everybody knows that coconut oil is emollient and keeps the dermis well hydrated. If you combine it with coffee (excellent against cellulite), brown sugar which is very efficient in removing dead cells, castor oil (an impressive astringent) and olive oil filled with anti-oxidants, you got yourself the perfect scrub.
Use it 2-3 times per week or even every day and your body will thank you for this. When you take a shower, rub a small amount of the scrub on different areas and then remove with warm water. The skin will remain so soft that you won’t necessarily need to apply some other moisturizing lotion.
The following quantities will make a large jar of scrub, enough for at least one month of daily use.
- 1 cup ground coffee
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 heaping tablespoons coconut oil
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon castor oil
- 1 vanilla bean
- Let the coconut oil soften a little bit if it is in solid state. You may also use the oil if it is fluid.
- If you have coffee beans, grind them but don’t worry if they are not extremely finely ground.
- Remove the seeds from the vanilla bean.
- Combine all the ingredients and stir well.
- Store the mixture in a clean jar.
If you exfoliate your skin with this scrub whenever you take a shower, the cellulite on difficult areas will be reduced in about one month. Now, do not expect for it to just vanish only by exfoliating the skin. You also need to drink a lot of water, exercise and have a healthy diet and good genes. Consider the fact that cellulite affects about 95% of the female population. Impressive, right? However, the ingredients in this scrub will definitely improve the aspect of your skin.
Store the jar in a dark and cool place because the oils inside may go rancid when kept in a humid environment. Also pay attention when taking a shower because the tub can become slippery due to the greasy matter. Otherwise, enjoy your scrub and glowing skin!