If you love coffee and don’t know what to do with the grounds left behind in your filter, we have the perfect solution for you. It turns out that coffee is for more than just an energy boost, it makes for a wonderful body scrub as well!
Coffee grounds have a myriad of benefits for the skin when used in a scrub, for example, it may help to reduce inflammation, improve blood circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and the antioxidants which are present in coffee can help rejuvenate your skin to give it a youthful glow. Give it a try, you will love the soft, smooth feeling your skin has afterward.
- 1 Cup of used coffee grounds
- 2-3 tablespoons of Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 cup of Organic Brown sugar (or any sugar)
- 10 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
- 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
Place all ingredients into a glass jar and mix them together thoroughly with a spoon.
Keep it refrigerated to make it last longer.
How to use it:
Apply it to damp skin and scrub in circular motions, then rinse.
Why add essential oil?
Grapefruit essential oil has been found to have wonderful properties which help to stimulate the lymphatic system, which is why it is used in many cellulite creams. It has amazing antibacterial and anti-aging properties that when used on the skin it can help diminish greasiness and acne. It could also boost the skins immunity against air pollutants.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils as it has been used for over 2500 years for a variety of reasons ranging from health benefits to perfumes. It has great antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that may help to reduce acne as well as other skin conditions such as eczema.
It is important to remember that you should always mix an essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba oil when you want to apply it topically.
Please note: This product will only last for about two weeks as it contains no preservatives or stabilisers. This Coffee and Sugar scrub is not recommended for use on the face.