Guy’s – it’s ALMOST summer! And you know what that means – it’s time to get beach, shorts, and sundress ready. During the winter, I have a tendency to neglect my skin a bit and often I find that by this time of year it is in dire need of some TLC. After trying out a few different coffee scrubs, I was inspired to create my own coffee based scrub right at home – and I was thrilled to find that it’s super easy (though, a little messy) to do.
Coffee scrubs are known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. This coffee-coconut oil mixture energizes your skin, encourages blood flow, and smooths the look of those stubborn stretch marks and can even improve the firmness of your skin. Plus, the strong scent of coffee will also help liven your senses for the day ahead.
DIY Coffee Body Scrub Recipe
What you’ll need:
- Ground Coffee (I used 1 cup)
- Salt or Sugar (use equal amount to coffee)
- Coconut Oil (1/2 cup – liquid form)
- Essential Oils (I used Saje Lavemder Essential Oil)
Simply mix it all together!
This really is the easiest DIY Project you’ll ever do because there is truly only one step. You mix it together – oh, and you put it into a container and place it in the fridge. OK – so three steps.
After that, you have a product you can use whenever you feel like your skin is in need of a little refresher. Best of all, because this scrub also contains a nourishing oil, you actually don’t dry or strip your skin like you do with many other body exfoliants. The coconut oil helps to further smooth and soften your skin while the coffee sloughs away any icky dry skin and improves blood flow.