To get into the Halloween spirit, I made my solid coffee scrub as usual. Instead of making cubes, I turned them into cute mustaches and ghost shapes using baking molds and ice trays. I prefer using scrubs in a solid form to avoid a messy sink with coffee grounds flying all over the bathroom when I do a morning face rinse routine.
I use these about 2 to 3 times a week in the morning. The caffeine in coffee wakes my skin up! Did you know coffee is a diuretic? It's removes fluids around cellulite area to help reduce the appearance by tightening and firming the skin.
Yes, I have cellulite and stretch marks. Anyone can get it from a quick weight gain, slow metabolism, dehydration, hormone changes. The list goes on of why we get it. I wish I had a before photos. Anyways, the stretch marks are fading. My pesky cellulite disappeared along with a healthy diet and regular exercises.
All I did was rub the coffee ground recipe all over. I leave it on for a few minutes while massaging the area. Most of the time, I use it in the shower and rinse right after for easy clean up. You could soak the mixture like a mask if you have time to take a nice long bath. If you fake tan, you will love this exfoliator to prep your silky smooth skin to achieve an even tan.
Another amazing thing coffee does for the skin topically is treating eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dry skin. It acts as an exfoliator along with brown sugar and baking soda.
The brown sugar is strong enough to get rid of dead skin like around our feet but gentle enough to use on the face. My feet can get rough! This type of sugar locks in moisture and contains glycolic acid to achieve fresh and youthful looking skin.
I added baking soda because it helps detoxify the body and bind all the ingredients together to form a solid mixture. Baking soda feels like I'm giving myself a microdermabrasion.
To soften my skin, I used coconut oil. I love this stuff! I use it every night to remove my makeup and as a mouthwash rinse. It helps reduce the oiliness of my skin and has antibacterial properties. After rinsing the scrub off with warm water and no cleanser, the oil that is left keeps my skin moisturized.
If you don't have coconut oil, you can substitute it for other skin butters like shea, cocoa, avocado, and mango butter. These coffee scrubs can be stored in a closed jar or a ziploc bag in a cool place. Coconut oil melts easily so avoid sunlight. The shelf life is good for a year.
Adjust the recipe to your liking. Don't forget to let me know your thoughts and results. If you get an reactions from it like hives, discontinue immediately because you maybe allergic to one or more of the ingredients.
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1. 1/2 cup of Coconut Oil: http://amzn.to/1wkVLyF
Shea Butter: http://amzn.to/1ouQapy
Avocado Butter: http://amzn.to/1wb3YHZ
Cocoa Butter: http://amzn.to/1tgn4Kk
Mango Butter: http://amzn.to/1vOo5Ky
2. 1 cup of Coffee Ground: http://amzn.to/1ylQze2
3. 8 tablespoonful of Baking Soda: http://amzn.to/1rhqhFc
4. 2 tablespoonful of Brown Sugar: http://amzn.to/10oFDRR
5. Bowl: http://amzn.to/1rhs1hF
6. Spatula: http://amzn.to/1nzkRcc
7. Ghost Mold: http://amzn.to/1wxqgR0
Moustache Mold: http://amzn.to/1vOt6CY
8. Jar (I recycled a candle jar from Bath & Body Works)