Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DIY: Coffee Scrub



So, I was quite the skeptic about these coffee scrubs, because I thought, what was the difference between a sugar scrub and a coffee scrub? They both seem like they would exfoliate but I had never used a homemade scrub all over my body.. I preferred the Victoria's Secret Body Scrubs but I recently ran out so I decided to try this out!

I've heard SOO much about the FRANK Coffee Scrub, but I would NEVER pay money for something I could make right at home. Especially since I drink coffee everyday, so I always have grounds to use!


I did some research and decided on the ingredients I wanted to use! This is a great recipe because you SHOULD have all of these ingredients in your kitchen already! 

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 Cup - Coffee Grounds
1/4 Cup - Coconut Oil
2 Teaspoons - Cinnamon (optional)
1 -  Steeped Green Tea Bag (optional)


In a resealable container (I use Old Candle Jars for everything) add in Coffee Grounds, Cinnamon, and Green Tea. (I just cut open the tea bag and scraped the leaves out) Mix ingredients together, then slowly start to add in melted coconut oil. Add small amounts at a time, you may not need the full amount. It is purely personal preference. I don't like mine to have a lot of oil in it.

Make sure it is completely mixed together, and set aside to set up, or use right away!

USE:

Rub hard in circular motions over desired areas. Preferably areas that are rough or have cellulite. Then rinse with cool water!

WARNING! This will make a mess in your shower, but it is easily cleaned! 
  

TIPS:

  • Do not use before self tanning! The coconut oil does sit on your skin after you wash it off, so it will not allow your self tanner to apply correctly! If you do wish to use this as a scrub before Self Tanning, either make a batch WITHOUT coconut oil, OR use a luffa to scrub your skin clean of any excess oil before getting out the the shower!
  • I LOVE the way this makes my face feel, but be very careful using this on your face. If you have sensitive skin only use ONCE a week! This is very abrasive and could possibly damage delicate skin if overused. 

Happy Scrubbing!! <3