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Homemade Coffee Scrub for Caffeine Addicts

Updated on August 23, 2013
Homemade Coffee Scrub for Caffeine Addicts
Homemade Coffee Scrub for Caffeine Addicts | Source

Addicted to Coffee ~

Who am I? I have been known to have the aromatic notes of fruit, chocolate, spices, wine, tobacco, earth, flowers and ash.

Some adore me while others avoid me like the plague.

I love travelling and have made entire nations fall in love with, depend on me, use me and abuse me.

You give up?

Why I’m a coffee bean of course!

You may know me as your early morning wake up call.

Sure was it not thanks to me you met the love of your life as you bumped into each other in Starbucks that bitterly cold November day?

Well, I have been holding out on you because there is way more to me than meets the eye or the nose. Looks can be deceiving.

Coffee and Turmeric

Turmeric may be added in for extra skin benefits
Turmeric may be added in for extra skin benefits | Source

Hidden benefits of Coffee ~

If you are a coffee lover as I am and you are interested in beauty solutions, the good news is you can utilize coffee in different ways as it has hidden benefits for the skin.

Having heard about the amazing benefits of coffee on the skin I decided it was high time and long overdue I try it out for myself.

Benefits of Coffee on Skin ~

  • Firms and Tightens Skin
  • Full of Antioxidants
  • Improves Cellulite
  • Exfoliates Dead Skin Cells
  • Brightens Skin
  • Helps Black Spots in Acne Scars
  • Anti-Ageing
  • Detoxifying
  • Eliminates Puffiness and Swelling
  • Astringent Properties
  • Energizing, Invigorating

Coffee Beans

Brazil produces the most coffee followed by Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Ethiopia.
Brazil produces the most coffee followed by Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Ethiopia. | Source

Be Creative In The Kitchen ~

When I cook I love creating dishes by adding “a bit of this and a bit of that”, say a prayer and hope for the best!

Usually I am pretty lucky with not too many flops.

This recipe for my coffee scrub is a little like my cookery. The ingredients I used here are all pretty easy to find and some may be in your store cupboard already and to say it works is AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

It not only smells divine it leaves the skin feeling incredibly smooth, soft, toned and I swear my areas of cellulite are less noticeable with regular use.

I have added some alternatives in the Tips and Suggestions section too in case you have different preferences, allergies or fancy adding some essential oils.

Un Cappuccino Per Favore

A cappuccino please
A cappuccino please | Source

Perfect Home Spa idea

another great recipe to add in for your spa night
another great recipe to add in for your spa night | Source

Coffee Scrub ~

1 cup Ground Coffee Beans

1 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup Coconut Oil

1 tbsp Cocoa Powder

1 tbsp Vanilla

1 tsp Cinnamon

You Need:

Recycled or Mason Glass Jar

2 Metal or glass bowls

Mixing Spoon/Spatula



  • Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler or in a bowl sitting over a saucepan of hot water.
  • Allow to slightly cool but do not let it solidify.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the other bowl, then the oil and vanilla, mixing together well to combine.
  • Transfer your scrub into the container and secure tightly with lid.
  • Keep it in the fridge for approximately 2-3 weeks.

To Apply:

  • Before stepping into the shower take 2-3 tablespoons of scrub from the jar and pop it into a small container to bring into the shower.
  • With the skin damp, apply the coffee scrub all over the hands, legs, body and feet paying particular attention to any cellulite or dry skin areas.
  • Massage in gently in circular movements for a 3-4 minutes.
  • Rinse off well, the sugar may stick a little so use a little shower gel or body wash.
  • Pat the skin dry and apply some body lotion, cream, oil or butter.
  • You may use this up to three times a week.

Cellulite or Orange Peel?

orange skin has the appearance of cellulite
orange skin has the appearance of cellulite | Source

Coffee and Sugar Scrub

Tips and Suggestions ~

Use fresh coffee beans if possible however you can re-use coffee beans by allowing them dry out first. As they have been used the caffeine content is much lower and they may not be as beneficial, particularly for any cellulite.

Instead of coconut oil you could use grapeseed oil, olive oil or sweet almond oil.

If you prefer not to use cocoa powder or cinnamon then just leave them out.

Sugar may be white granulated sugar or brown sugar or do half and half.

If you wish you can use salt instead of sugar or do half sugar and half salt.

Vanilla extract gives a gorgeous warm fragrance to the scrub working well with coffee, coconut, cinnamon and chocolate. If you wish to substitute it you could use essential oils. Some great ones for cellulite are juniper and fennel. Other good choices are Rosemary, sage, lemon, cypress, grapefruit and lavender. Be adventurous and combine a few. Use between 10 – 20 drops.

Hanging onto jars of all shapes and sizes is a great way to recycle into cosmetic containers. Preserves, baby food, sauces and coffee are all perfect. Make sure to wash and sterilize thoroughly before re-using.

Food for Thought . . . .

There is so much satisfaction in making your very own beauty products, be it for you, your partner, children, friends or family.

With thousands of wonderful ingredients this planet provides, many of the commercial brands use a form of them, such are the benefits and coffee is one such powerhouse ingredient.

Does it not make sense to cut out the middleman (branded products) and go straight to the source?

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

Easy Coffee Scrub

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to sharkye11 ~

© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway


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