Coffee has become a very popular ingredient when it comes to home remedies, recipes and beauty routines. From topical application on the skin, hair and nails to ingesting coffee for its antioxidants, there are many reasons why you should start using coffee in your daily beauty routine.
Today's tip is one very simple home remedy to get silky smooth skin: The Coffee Scrub.
The ingredients you'll need are as follows:
- 1 cup of ground organic coffee (you can also use the leftover grinds from your morning brew)
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or cocoa butter (coconut oil is best)
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A clean container or jar to store your scrub in (this can be a plastic or glass jar)
Preparation: The preparation process for this coffee scrub is very easy. Once you have all the ingredients gathered, combine the coconut oil and the ground organic coffee in a bowl and mix together until you get a nice even texture. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. Finally, spoon your coffee scrub into your jar or container.
Please note that it is recommended to store the scrub in the fridge, and best used within 2 weeks.
Use: To use this coffee scrub, just hop in the shower and use after your body wash. Massage a generous scoop onto your skin in circular motions. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing with water. For best results, immediately apply a moisturizer to seal in the moisture.
(You can also add this scrub to your bath before taking a relaxing soak).
Why coffee? The caffeine in organic coffee is a powerful antioxidant that helps improve and revitalize your skin by reducing inflammation and puffiness (caused by lack of sleep, water retention and too much salt). The vitamin E in the coconut oil will help improve skin elasticity and strengthen skin cells. The sugar is a natural exfoliant that helps remove dead skin along with excess oils (excess oils can cause acne). By removing all these impurities, your body will be able to naturally absorb all of the nutrients from your moisturizer and other skincare products.
Not only will this recipe save you a bit of money, you are also doing you bit for the environment by reusing your coffee grounds and not buying a store-bought scrub in a plastic container.
At RAVE coffee, we take our beans seriously! If you haven’t tried our Seasonal Organic Blend yet, then you’re in for a treat. With tasting notes of toffee, pear & clementine it’s a versatile coffee that is suited to all brew methods… and obviously the perfect ingredient in your coffee scrub!