While growing up I distinctly recall using four skin care/beauty products – Irish Springs soap, Suave lotion, shampoo and conditioner, Creamy Vaseline and Noxzema – this 3 ingredient coffee body scrub is my new favorite skin care product!
My mom was (and is…but it totally works for her because seriously, this woman is a beauty and hasn’t aged!) a minimalist when it came to her beauty and skin care regimen and the products she used seemed to work perfectly fine for me as a kid and well into my adult life. Then it happened…around my mid-twenties my skin started rebelling. I developed dry, patchy and inflamed skin around and underneath my nose, cellulite, TIGER STRIPES…the whole works! And I found myself on the hunt for skin care and beauty products in an over-saturated market.
While our family still swears by Creamy Vaseline, I’ve since upped my beauty and skin care game by adding some tried and true products to my daily regimen. However, until recently, never considered the power of a good exfoliator. My esthetician recommended using a body scrub this past summer so I took to the internet to research some options.
I decided that I’d like to try a coffee scrub but sheesh! They were so expensive and because most of my buying decisions begin with ‘Can I make this for less?’ I decided that a homemade scrub was the best, most economical, option for me.
Did you know?
Coffee is great for exfoliation, skin softening and firming, anti-inflammation and cellulite reduction. I don’t know about y’all but as I’m approaching thirty, all I can think to myself is…check, check and check!
Many homemade scrubs call for sugar but I prefer the benefits of sea salt. It’s more abrasive on your skin (so consider swapping for sugar if you have sensitive skin – I don’t) but sea salt helps to deeply cleanse pores, balances oil production and thwarts the nasty bacteria hiding out under the surface of your skin. Bleh! Combined with the coffee, it’s a double duty exfoliator that, if used regularly, scrubs away dead skin cells leaving you with soft, smooth to the touch skin. In the winter months, this is a God send for me.
Using coconut oil on your skin is the difference between scaly, dry skin and hydrated skin that glows. It’s a powerful moisturizer that absorbs quickly into your skin, soothes common skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis and smells heavenly.
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- 1 cup organic coffee grounds
- 1 cup sea salt
- ½ cup organic coconut oil
In medium size mixing bowl, add coffee grounds, sea salt and coconut oil. Mix to combine. Transfer to a jar of your choice.