Do you really need a coffee body scrub?
Well, take a look at your skin. If it looks dull, dry and rough, then YES! You definitely need a tried and tested coffee scrub recipe.
Most of us start our day with a cup of coffee. Well, if I am home with my mom, then it is a cup of tea (or multiple cups). But otherwise, I am a big fan of coffee. While many people say it helps to keep them awake, I haven’t had much success on that front. But it is an instant mood booster for me.
Recently while picking out a body scrub, I was faced with two options – a sweet smelling fruity scrub and a coffee scrub. Both had their own set of pros, but then there were two factors that helped me choose. One is the fact that I love the smell of coffee.
Now, even if you don’t like the smell of coffee, I am sure that the second reason will make you love the scrub. To know what that reason is, you have to be patient and wait for a while more.
Coming back to the body scrub – it was love from the first use! So once it got over, I decided to go for a second pack. But unfortunately, there was no shipping to the place I stay. I was quite upset, but then I thought of making some for myself.
I tried and after a few tries, I got what I wanted. Then I realized that it wouldn’t be nice if I didn’t share it with you all.
So presenting, the oil and coffee body scrub that you didn’t know your skin needed!
Why use a body scrub?
Before we get to the nitty-gritties of preparing the body scrub, let us first look at why you should use a body scrub.
Be honest, how often do you use a scrub?
Of the ones who do, the majority use scrubs on their faces only. The body too has dead skin accumulating that needs to be removed. A body scrub is a great way to get rid of the dead skin.
Also read: 2 ingredient homemade foot scrub recipe.
#2. Improves blood circulation
Massaging the scrub on to your skin will improve the blood circulation. You don’t even have to be aggressive. Gentle, circular motion will do. This will encourage the blood to flow better.
#3. Drainage of lymph nodes
Not taking good care of your lymph nodes can also pose issues. Scrubbing can help to get the lymph fluid flowing well. This will also help to get the toxins out of the system.
#4. Softens the skin
Regular scrubbing will give you softer skin. That should come as no surprise to you as you are shedding all you dead skin cells.
#5. Makes the job easier for your moisturizer
If you are not in the habit of exfoliating your skin then your moisturizer will have to work extra hard to permeate the skin layer and to hydrate it. It could also be the reason why you use heavy duty moisturizers and still feel that it doesn’t work. So use a body scrub and see your moisturizer working wonders on your skin.
#6. Improves skin texture
Regular usage of scrubs will improve the texture of the skin. It will also help in reducing cellulite and smoothening the skin.
Homemade coffee body scrub with oil for super smooth skin
Remember that I said there were two reasons why I chose this scrub over the other, the first being the fact that it smells great? Since you have been patient for so long, I will tell you what the second reason is- cellulite!
Yes, cellulite! That’s what makes your skin look dimpled. Dimples on the cheeks are cute but the ones that show up on your body aren’t.
Caffeine is an integral part of most cellulite treatments that work. While some people say that coffee can’t get rid of cellulite, I can say this – coffee is like a concealer for cellulite.
I said, conceal, to get rid of it, you definitely have to exercise!
So let us get to business.
Coffee and oil scrub
Now for the oil and coffee body scrub recipe that you have been waiting for. Start by gathering the ingredients.
You will need a cup of coffee beans. I have used roasted coffee beans.
Then you will need approximately 30 ml of sesame oil and 30 ml of coconut oil. The last ingredient on the list is a stick of cinnamon (you can omit it, if you aren’t fond of it).
Grind the coffee and the cinnamon to a nice, fine powder.
You can see that how much powder I got after powdering the beans. I have used the same cup that I have used to measure the coffee beans, so you get an idea.
Add the oils and add it to the coffee and cinnamon mix. Mix well to ensure that the oil and the powders mix well. I have lined a small bowl with aluminium foil and mixed it. This is to avoid the mess and for ease of cleaning after I am done making the scrub.
Store in an airtight container and use as per requirement.
How to use the scrub
Take a bath as usual. Using lukewarm water will help to open up the pores so that the oils can penetrate. If you don’t want to, you can use normal water. Just don’t use extremely cold water.
Take some of the oil and coffee body scrub and massage it in small circles. Pay more attentions to your problem areas. Wash it off with water. Pat dry.
If you feel your body is oily, you can use some soap after the scrub, but I don’t. You can even skip the moisturizer after this. This is because the oils will lock the moisture in and keep the skin soft and hydrated.
But if you feel so strongly about leaving the oil on, use a homemade bath powder.
You can use this once in 2 or 3 days depending on your body type.
- Roasted coffee beans - 1 cup
- Coconut oil - 30 ml
- Sesame oil - 30 ml
- Cinnamon - 1 small piece
- Grind the coffee and the cinnamon into a nice, fine powder.
- Add the oils and add it to the coffee and cinnamon mix.
- Mix the scrub mixture well to ensure that the oil and the powders mix well.
- Store in an airtight container and use as required.
- If you have sensitive skin, do a spot test before you use this scrub on your body.
- You can reduce the quantity of oil if your skin is too oily or add more if you are planning to use a bath powder after this.
- You may try using different blends of oils or just stick to one.
- I have added cinnamon because it gives a nice fragrance. You can make this scrub without adding cinnamon.
- You can also add essential oils to the mix to make your bath experience feel more spa like.
- Don’t forget to clean up after the shower, the oil and the coffee can mess up your bathroom floors. I wash it immediately, so I haven’t had any experience with staining.
- Also, I would not advice dumping the coffee grounds down the drain as I have heard horror stories of what it can do to your drains. Clean and dump the mix in the dust bin after the shower. If some does go down the drain pour some hot water.
Must read: 40 Benefits of Cucumber You Wouldn’t Have Known About.
I know that I may have dampened some of your spirits. But despite the cleaning involved after the usage of this oil and coffee body scrub, it is worth it! You don’t have to make a big batch, try out a small batch and see the wonders it does to your skin.
Dear mommas, do try this oil and coffee body scrub and let us know how your skin felt after the whole experience. Your comments and queries are always welcome.
Till then, take care!