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Looking for an eco-friendly way to boost your skin while repurposing coffee grounds? Look no further than this zero-waste DIY coffee scrub! With just a few ingredients, you can create a luxurious scrub that exfoliates, moisturizes, and invigorates your skin, all while reducing waste. Our DIY coffee scrub can be used on the body, face and scalp.

Benefits of this DIY coffee scrub are:

  1. Exfoliation: Removes dead skin cells, revealing smoother, softer skin.
  2. Cellulite Reduction: Stimulates blood flow and tightens skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
  3. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Reduces inflammation and puffiness, particularly under the eyes.
  4. Improves Circulation: Enhances blood flow, promoting healthier, glowing skin.
  5. Antioxidant-Rich: Contains antioxidants that fight free radicals, slowing down the aging process.
  6. Brightens Complexion: Fades dark spots and evens out skin tone for a more radiant appearance.
  7. Stimulates Hair Growth: When used on the scalp, it can promote hair growth by exfoliating and stimulating follicles.

 

Ingredients of DIY coffee scrub:

  • 1 cup of used coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (or any carrier oil of your choice - we usually use extra virgin olive oil we already have in our pantry)
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar (optional for extra exfoliation)
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil (such as ylang ylang or peppermint) for fragrance (optional)

Instructions on how to make DIY coffee scrub:

  1. Begin by collecting your used coffee grounds and allowing them to dry completely to prevent mold.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the dried coffee grounds with the coconut oil, brown sugar (if using), and essential oil.
  3. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until you achieve a thick, grainy consistency.
  4. Transfer your DIY coffee scrub into a clean, airtight container for storage away from moisture. Shelf life of the DIY coffee scrub is up to 3 months.

How To Use DIY coffee scrub:

  1. Wet your skin with warm water to open up pores.
  2. Take a small amount of the coffee scrub and gently massage it onto your skin in circular motions, focusing
  3. Rinse of the DIY coffee scrub

 

FAQ

  • What is a DIY coffee scrub good for? Coffee scrub has many benefits for the skin. It's as a natural exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and promoting smoother, softer skin. The caffeine in coffee helps to improve circulation, reducing the appearance of cellulite and puffiness while giving the skin a firmer, more toned look. In addition, coffee is rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals and is anti-aging. Its amazing aroma provides an energizing sensory experience, leaving skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Overall, coffee scrub is a effective skincare treatment for achieving healthier, glowing skin.
  • Which oils can I use for the DIY coffee scrub? You can use coconut oil or any other type of carrier oil such as almond oil, jojoba oil. We prefer to use the extra virgin olive oil in our pantry.
  • How often should I exfoliate? Depending on your skin type we recommend 1 or 2 twice a week. However, if you notice any redness, irritation, or cuts developing, stop exfoliating and speak with your doctor.
  • What is the shelf of the DIY coffee scrub? in an airtight container away from moisture, the DIY coffee scrub can be used up to 3 months.

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