There are so many different scents and different combinations of body scrubs out there but they can also be pretty pricey. That is just one reason that homemade body scrubs are great! It is also nice to know exactly what you are putting on your skin. This Invigorating Grapefruit Coffee Body Scrub Recipe is so simple to make and won’t cost you much either. HuffPost pointed out three reasons to make a coffee body scrub part of your skin care routine- it gets rid of puffy eyes, minimizes the appearance of cellulite (only temporarily, but still!), and exfoliates dry skin to make it feel silky smooth. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and great for reducing inflammation so I hope you enjoy this homemade body scrub recipe.
This coffee body scrub DIY tutorial was first published January 3, 2017. I have added a printable recipe card and some benefits of coffee as a body scrub republished it here.
The Benefits of Coffee Body Scrubs In Your Fight Against Cellulite
Are you tired of battling cellulite and dreaming of smooth, flawless skin? Well, it’s time to let you in on a little secret – coffee body scrubs. Yes, you read that right. These humble scrubs can be your secret weapon in the fight against cellulite, giving you the confidence to flaunt your beautiful skin. In this article, we will delve into the science behind coffee’s remarkable skin benefits, from improving blood flow to reducing cellulite and tightening the skin. And that’s not all – we’ll show you how to seamlessly incorporate coffee body scrubs into your daily routine. So get ready to discover the coffee scrub benefits and unveil your most confident self.
Coffee Scrubs Stimulate Blood Flow
When coffee is applied to the skin, its natural caffeine content works to constrict blood vessels temporarily. This constriction causes an increase in blood circulation, which in turn promotes the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells. As a result, the skin becomes rejuvenated and appears more vibrant. Additionally, the stimulating effect of coffee on blood flow can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fat deposits that push against connective tissue, resulting in a dimpled appearance on the skin. By increasing blood flow to the affected areas, coffee scrubs can help break down these fat deposits and improve the overall texture of the skin. The caffeine in coffee also acts as a diuretic, which can help to reduce water retention and further enhance the skin’s smoothness. This is particularly beneficial for those struggling with fluid accumulation, which can contribute to the appearance of cellulite.
Furthermore, the exfoliating action of coffee scrubs plays a crucial role in reducing cellulite. By gently buffing away dead skin cells, these scrubs promote cell turnover and encourage the growth of new, healthier skin cells. This helps to improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin, making cellulite less noticeable.
Tightening the Skin with Coffee Body Scrubs
As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity, leading to sagging and a lack of firmness. However, coffee scrubs can act as a powerful ally in the battle against saggy skin. Coffee contains antioxidants that help to neutralize free radicals, which can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin. By using coffee scrubs regularly, you can provide your skin with a much-needed dose of these antioxidants, helping to protect and repair the skin’s structure. This can result in tighter, firmer skin with improved elasticity.
The combination of increased blood flow, caffeine’s fat-busting properties, and the exfoliating action of coffee scrubs makes for a powerful cellulite-fighting treatment. While complete elimination of cellulite may not be realistic, the regular use of coffee scrubs can undoubtedly help to minimize its appearance and boost the overall health and vitality of your skin.
Invigorating Grapefruit Coffee Body Scrub Recipe:
Unlock the secrets to achieving a radiant and youthful complexion with coffee body scrubs. Explore the natural exfoliating properties of coffee and how it can effectively remove dead skin cells, improve circulation, and reveal smoother, brighter skin. Get ready to indulge in the revitalizing power of coffee!
The coffee and grapefruit in this coffee body scrub recipe both help wake up the senses making this homemade body scrub a great one for the mornings! We share the best techniques and tips for using coffee body scrubs to achieve irresistibly smooth skin. You only need a few natural ingredients which you probably already have at home so gather those up to begin.
Coffee Body Scrub Ingredients/Supplies Needed:
- Organic Ground Coffee
- Organic Shea Butter
- Organic Coconut Oil (good substitutes include olive oil or sweet almond oil)
- Young Living Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoon
- Bag for storage
If you need Young Living essential oils, I am a distributor so you can order them through my website here.
You can find most of the ingredients for this coffee sugar scrub at a health food store. I have also included an affiliate amazon link for your convenience.
How To Make Coffee Body Scrub For Cellulite:
To begin this coffee body scrub recipe, grab a small mixing bowl, sugar and your fresh ground coffee. Measure out 1 cup of organic coffee and one cup of sugar (white sugar or brown sugar as you prefer). Mix those 2 together until well blended.
Next grab your shea butter, coconut oil and your measuring cup and spoon. Measure out 8 TBSP of Coconut Oil and pour over coffee/sugar mixture. Next Measure out 2 TBSP of your Shea Butter and mix all that up together. *If your Shea Butter is a little bit on the harder side, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up so that it will be easier to mix. Once your coffee/sugar mixture and your coconut oil and shea butter are mixed, add your grapefruit essential oil. Drop in 8 drops and gently stir.
Lastly, scoop your scrub into a sealable bag or jar with a lid. Store in shower for easy access. Have you ever made a homemade body scrub? If not, give this one a try soon! You will love how easy it is to make this coffee body scrub recipe and the way it makes your skin look and feel is amazing…not to mention it smells wonderful too!
How To Use Coffee Body Scrubs:
Before using a coffee scrub, Healthline suggests a few precautions. “You shouldn’t use a coffee scrub if you have a coffee allergy or if you see that you’re having a bad reaction… cautions against using a scrub if you have acne, rosacea, or eczema, or if you’re using any retinoid-containing products, since they can make your skin more sensitive.” Anytime you use a new skin care product, it is a great idea to test it on a small patch of less noticeable skin first to make sure you don’t have any negative reaction.
To use your homemade coffee body scrub, gently massage the coffee scrub onto damp skin, focusing on the areas prone to cellulite, such as thighs and buttocks. Use a circular motion to help stimulate circulation and promote lymphatic drainage. Then hop in the shower and rinse the scrub off with warm water. Get out of the shower and dry your skin.
After exfoliating with the coffee scrub, it’s important to follow up with proper hydration. Finish your routine with a nourishing moisturizer or body oil to lock in moisture and support the skin’s natural elasticity. This step will further enhance the firming effects of the coffee scrub, leaving your skin smooth and supple.
To make the most out of your coffee scrub, consider complementing it with other anti-cellulite practices. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and staying hydrated are all key factors in reducing cellulite. Combining these healthy habits with the use of coffee scrubs can help you achieve long-lasting results.
For best results, it is recommended to use your homemade coffee body scrub 2-3 times a week.
Printable Recipe Card
Experience the ultimate rejuvenation for your skin with our coffee body scrub. Learn how the unique combination of coffee grounds, nourishing oils, and invigorating scents can transform your shower routine into a blissful spa-like experience. Say goodbye to dull and dry skin, and hello to a refreshed and revitalized you! When applied to the skin, coffee scrubs can help to diminish the appearance of cellulite and puffiness and give your skin a tighter, more toned look. This temporary tightening effect can provide an instant boost of confidence and make your skin feel more revitalized long term too. This DIY coffee body scrub may just be your secret weapon in your quest for cellulite-free skin!
Do you think you try making your own DIY coffee scrub? If you have made this coffee body scrub recipe, did you enjoy the effects his has to diminish the appearance of cellulite?