Just a few posts ago I mentioned making my own facial exfoliator. Although I've made quite a few for myself already, one of my favorites is a cellulite fighting, skin tightening scrub that leaves my body smelling fresh and moisturized.
The Coffee Scrub Recipe
You will need:
- One small to medium glass jar
- About 5-10 tsp of fine ground coffee. Starbucks will give you free used grounds if you ask nicely
- A few teaspoons of coconut oil at room temperature
- Brown or black sugar
- One lemon wedge
Step 1 / Scoop three to four teaspoons of coconut oil into your clean, dry jar. Add sugar and mix.
Step 2/ Now add the ground coffee one teaspoon at a time and mix until a slightly grainy texture is reached.
Step 3 / Once you've reached a medium to thick consistency, squeeze the lemon wedge and mix one final time.
How to use it: Apply to legs and backside before or after showering. Use hands to scrub in a circular motion, then rinse off with warm water. For the face, apply after showering and use a gentle circular scrubbing motion to massage into skin. Leave on for as long as you like and rinse off with warm water. I recommend using 2-3 times per week.
How to store it: Seal the jar properly and store in the fridge or in a cool cabinet.
I love this scrub because it's easy to make, pleasant to smell, and great for my skin. Coconut oil is one of my favorite natural discoveries when it comes to skincare because it simply has so many benefits! Its smell is sweet and light, texture is smooth and pleasant. You can find out more about the benefits of coconut oil for your skin here.
My next favorite part about using this scrub for my face and body is the coffee grounds. I like to drink coffee regularly, but there are actually many benefits of using the stuff on your skin! You can get into the details here and here.