I’d like to start this post with a little poem I like to call “Every morning”. It goes a little something like this: “Coffee, coffee, everyone shut up, coffee”.
Profound, isn’t it?
But while coffee is a morning non-negotiable for most of us, it also happens to be a pretty kick arse beauty additive.
It’s safe to say that coffee body scrubs are really enjoying their time in the sun. Everywhere I turn there’s another brand bringing out another coffee scrub.
And who can blame them? They help to exfoliate and smooth winter skin you’ve been hibernating in all winter. They also deeply moisturise, leaving you soft as a baby’s behind.
Not only does coffee tighten and provide antioxidants to the skin but it has also been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
But dollars are precious, yeah? And while there are some awesome commercial body scrubs out there, it’s also cool to know that you can make your own DIY coffee body scrub for a fraction of the price athome. (Great for those weeks when you accidentally purchase half of ASOS on a midnight online shopping binge).
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Ground up coffee - approx one cup
- Sea salt or white sugar- I like to start with a quarter of a cup and add more if necessary. This is really a matter of personal choice and it depends on how ‘grainy’ you’d like your scrub to be. Personally I prefer to have a lot of ‘grit’ in my exfoliants so I usually add a fair bit more sea salt to my mixture.
- Coconut Oil - six tablespoons.