Monday, 20 May 2013

DIY Coffee Scrub!




As promised, here is the recipe for my DIY coffee scrub! 
I love my coffee, it's a fact. Having a love for coffee generally means that there is endless supply of coffee grounds available in my apartment.. so instead of throwing these out, I turn these grounds into an amazing body exfoliator!

What will you need?
-   ½ cup of ground coffee
-   ½ cup of brown sugar
-   2 tablespoons of almond oil 
-   1 tablespoon of cinnamon
-  mixing bowl
-   spoon
-   jar for your scrub!

Benefits
Now before we get started, let’s quickly run through the benefits of these ingredients. First up, coffee. Caffeine has been reported to remove impurities, decrease inflammation and redness, firm and tighten the skin, decrease appearance of cellulite and improves skin complexion. Ah-mazing!

Next, almond oil has been reported to delay the process of skin ageing, smooth and soften skin and improve your skin complexion. 

Lastly, cinnamon has been reported to reduce inflammation and stimulate blood circulation. 

Putting it together! 
Okay, so now let’s move onto making the scrub! This is so simple you probably could do it with your eyes closed! My recipe is a rough guide. You can add more oil if you prefer that consistency, increase the amount of coffee grounds and brown sugar if you prefer a more grainy texture, or increase/decrease the amount of cinnamon. 

1.    Mix the coffee grounds and brown sugar together in your mixing bowl
2.    Add the cinnamon (leave this out, if your skin doesn't agree with cinnamon as it can be an 
       irritant to some people)

                                     
      
      3.     Stir in your almond oil
      4.   Mix till well-combined
      5.   Fill your jar up with this amazing scrub!

Voila! Your DIY Coffee scrub is done. It is definitely super easy to make and is just as effective as all those expensive scrubs in stores. Just lather your skin up and scrub away!

Other Variations
Mocha body scrub
Add 1/3 cup of cocoa powder instead of the cinnamon 
     
Peppermint mocha scrub
Add 1/3 cup of cocoa powder AND a couple of drops of peppermint oil  
     
Let me know if you try it and if you have any questions just comment below or email me on yourdailybreak@gmail.com
     
Happy Monday everyone! 
Jess 
xoxo



2 comments:

  1. Definitely going to try this one! Thanks for sharing :)

    x Eve

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    1. Yay! Let me know when you do :) xo

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