5 Homemade Coffee Body Scrub Recipes

5 Homemade Coffee Body Scrub RecipesCoffee is one of the best skin exfoliants. It is gentler than salt or sugar crystals and more environmentally friendly than plastic microbeads. Besides, caffeine has anti-cellulite properties, so in addition to polishing your skin, coffee scrubs help to get rid of orange peel skin. Check out these 5 homemade body scrub recipes with affordable and easily accessible ingredients.

Simple Coffee Body Scrub

This is a very easy-to-make scrub that is made with just two ingredients, coffee grounds and olive oil. Coffee grounds polish the skin, while oil has a nourishing, moisturizing and antioxidant effect. Working together, they tighten the skin and make it soft and supple.

The best thing about this scrub is that it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare it! All you need to do is put 1 cup coffee grounds in a container and slowly mix in ½ cup olive oil, stirring until the ingredients are well-blended. That’s all! Before using the scrub, stir it again to make sure that all coffee grounds are covered in oil.

Check this out: 6 Benefits of Olive Squalane for Your Skin

Coconut Oil & Coffee Body Scrub

Coconut oil is a very popular skincare product because it is super nourishing and suitable for most skin types, including very sensitive skin (in fact, some people even use it to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis). This coconut & coffee body scrub will gently exfoliate your skin, provide it with the nutrients it needs, prevent moisture loss and the signs of cellulite.

Melt ½ cup unrefined coconut oil in a microwave or a double boiler. Let it cool a little, but not for too long, otherwise it will solidify again. Add 1 cup ground coffee, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp vanilla and ½ tbsp cinnamon. Vanilla and cinnamon are optional, but they will give your scrub a great smell and boost microcirculation in the skin. Mix all ingredients together and put the scrub into a sterilized mason jar or airtight container. Use 1–2 times a week.

Check this out: 5 Coconut Oil Face Masks for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Lavender & Coffee Body Scrub

This is a variation of the previous scrub, but instead of vanilla and cinnamon, it contains lavender oil. This essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy because of its soothing and relaxing properties. Besides, like all essential oils, it has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Mix melted coconut oil, brown sugar and coffee grounds until well-blended (you can use proportions from the recipe above). Add 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil and mix thoroughly to combine. That’s all, your scrub is ready!

Check this out: 5 Benefits of Lavender Oil for Your Skin, Hair and Overall Health

Extra Nourishing Coffee Body Scrub

This coffee scrub is based on a blend of vegetable oils. Each of these oils has lots of skin benefits, and when they’re combined together, they are even more effective. In addition, the scrub contains vitamin E that has strong antioxidant properties and prevents premature skin aging.

Combine ½ cup coffee grounds with the same amount of brown sugar. Add 2 tbsp grapeseed oil, 1 tbsp sweet almond oil and ½ tbsp jojoba oil. Mix in 5 drops of vitamin E and 14 drops of vanilla essential oil (optional). Stir until thoroughly combined. Store the scrub in an airtight container and use as often as needed.

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Chocolate & Coffee Polishing Body Pack

This is a nourishing body pack that also acts as a scrub, polishing the skin. In addition to coffee grounds, it contains cocoa powder, yogurt and honey. Cocoa powder has antioxidant properties and makes the scrub smell amazing, yogurt nourishes the skin, and honey has nourishing and antiseptic properties.

Mix 2 tbsp ground coffee and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Add 3 tbsp plain organic yogurt and 1 tbsp melted honey. Stir well until well-blended. Apply the mixture to clean skin and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse the pack off in the shower, massaging your skin while rinsing to exfoliate it.

Check this out: 4 Incredible Benefits of Honey for Your Skin

...And One More Tip

You can make coffee scrubs with both fresh and used coffee grounds. If you use the latter, make sure that they are completely dry before you mix them with other ingredients. Using wet coffee grounds will make you scrub a favorable environment for all kinds of harmful microbes, and you definitely don’t want that.





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