07/10/2014

DIY Coffee Body Scrub


Coffee body scrubs have been a big deal lately, just think about Frank or Mr. Bean. I was on the brink to order one of their scrubs as well but as far as I am concerned I only follow trends when they aren't too expensive (that's a method like another, right?). And well 15€ upwards for a body scrub aren't peanuts in a student's world. So I checked the ingredients and the main components where just things I have regularly laying around at home. A new DIY post was born...

Ingredients (1-2 uses)

3 generous tbsp. raw virgin coconut oil
1 tbsp coffee powder (preferably not a decaffeinated version)
1 tsp. gritty sea salt
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 pinch cinnamon
1 blob liquid honey
(optional: any other oil can think of, brown sugar, coconut flakes,...)

Coconut oil is my favourite oil to use on skin and hair, not only because of the smell but also because of the numerous positive effects it has on our body. The coffee is the main scrubbing ingredient and if you want to benefit even more from it you should bet on the version with caffeine as it is a natural cellulite fighter. Those of you who like their body scrubs a bit more harsh can also add some sea salt. I spontaneously added cocoa powder and cinnamon as well to give my scrub a nice and festive smell. Oh and a little honey won't hurt you either, right?

Directions:
1. Melt the coconut oil in a microwave for about 1 minute at 600W and pour it in a jar. You can of course also melt it in a cooking pot but make sure it doesn't get too hot.
2. Let the oil cool down for some minutes and add all of the dry ingredients (be cautious with the cocoa powder as it might go lumpy).
3. Use it immediately or (if you're one of the patient people) put it in ice cube trays and wait until the oil has adopted its original texture again. Like this you can easily remove the scrub and you'll have ideal portion sizes for each part of your body.
4. Use it up within a few days.

So what are the benefits of this scrub? Aside from the benefits of each ingredient mentioned above this scrub will not only remove any dead skin cells but also leave your skin all moisturised and soft in just one step. You can use your regular shower gel before or after applying the scrub, depending on how much oil you like to stay on your skin. I only just recommend using the scrub in the shower and not in the bathtub as it's quite a messy matter after all.
Have you tried Frank, Mr. Bean or a DIY coffee scrub so far?

11 comments:

  1. mmm great idea..i want to try to make this

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  2. Might make this! I want a Frank scrub so badly. But it is so ridiculously expensive. It may be a good idea to add in like ground almonds!

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  3. hmm definitely going to try this! I wanted to try Frank but WOW, I'm not paying that amount of money just for coffee hahaha
    thank you for the post!(:


    xx Shirley
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  4. I use coffee grounds to exfoliate my skin too but never added the cinnamon.. next time!

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  5. I would consider using a ready-made version to start off... Never heard of coffee scrubs before.

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  6. What a great idea! I'm definitely going to try this :) xo

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  7. Maachen ech och emmer, mat Hunneg ;-)

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  8. I LOVE it!

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  9. Ich nutze auch son Kaffee Slef-made Peeling. Soll angeblich gut gegen Cellulite sein :)
    X, Ania - www.overdivity-fashion.blogspot.de
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  10. I'm hitting a spa tomorrow and getting a coffee scrub therapy :)
    Keep in touch
    xx
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