You all know by now that I am a total WOO WOO HIPPIE (but with clean shaven armpits) so when INTENSITY PT told me of the ‘its gonna change your life’ coffee body scrub she bought, of course I thought I’d make my own.
So what’s the big whoop with a coffee body scrub? Apart from making your bathroom smell like your favorite coffee shop? Well a body scrub is going to help exfoliate the dead skin cells on your body and stimulate the skin. The caffeine component of the coffee is a great antioxidant and when used topically helps to draws toxins from the body & is said to reduce the appearance of cellulite & varicose veins by increasing circulation. The sugar gives a great granular consistency to the scrub to help gently exfoliate, the salt aids the detoxification process, the oils add some great moisturizing properties & you can play around with any oils you like. I love ghee because it is rich in vitamins A & E that are fabulous for skin health but feel free to use coconut, almond, olive or macadamia oil if you fancy.
110g ground coffee
110g brown sugar
60g ghee or coconut oil
30g jojoba (or other oil)
3 tbs rock salt (or Epsom salts)
In the food processor blend the salt until it is finely ground, add all the remaining ingredients & blend well until completely combined. Pop it into a jar & use as often as you like. I usually jump in the shower, get wet, coffee myself up & try & leave it on for 5-10mins before washing it off.1
Does it have to be fresh coffee, or can you use spent coffee grounds do you think? I like the idea of reusing my old coffee grounds…
I used fresh but I think as long as used ones still contain caffeine then it should do the same thing. Not 100% sure on that one.
Well I might give it a go : ) One more question, are you concerned at all about it clogging up your drain?! Any tips?
Nope not concerned about it clogging the drain at all.
Awesome, I’ve been looking for a coffee scrub recipe! Would it be alright to add in some sweet orange essential oil?
Brigette that sounds devine! I think that would be an awesome addition!
Why thank you 🙂 and thank you for this wonderful recipe, I can’t wait to make it!
You are welcome!
I’m totally making this!! I can imagine the wonderful smell. Have you noticed any results from doing this?
Hey Brandi, the smell is amazing & my skin feels really great from it.