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That’s not to enjoy about body scrubs? The feeling of pampering one’s skin is utterly relaxing. Even better when the ingredients are nothing but nurturing and nourishing to the skin, instead of sketchy, potentially toxic chemicals. Commercially available scrubs are full of ingredients that have been linked anywhere from skin irritants to carcinogens

(read more about the dangers of these ingredients here).

I love making my own body scrubs because I know I am only using clean ingredients, and in the case of this coffee scrub, the frugality of reusing coffee grounds.

Of course, you can use coffee grounds that haven’t been used, but I find that once they have served their purpose of perking me up in the morning they still work perfectly at exfoliating the skin.

Can coffee scrubs prevent cellulite?

A quick Google search will yield thousands of anecdotal evidence that it works, but in my opinion, there isn’t enough evidence to prove it. When you use coffee grounds that haven’t been brewed yet I do notice my skin feeling a bit firmer than usual. From that to claim that it will get rid of cellulite I think it’s a bit of a stretch. You can be the judge.

There is no disputing, though, that body scrubs help remove dead cells from skin, prevent acne, and soften your skin. That I can attest to.

Sweet Orange Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

All these ingredients work together beautifully. The coffee and sugar will exfoliate your skin, so will the salts, but by using Epsom salts have the added benefits of increasing magnesium levels. The oil will leave the skin soft and smooth, and sweet orange essential oil is said to improve anxiety and boost mood! This is the perfect scrub to perk you up during the morning shower or in preparation for a night out on the town. Enjoy!

  • 6 Tbs coffee ground
  • 3 Tbs Epsom Salts (Get at Amazon.com)
  • 3 Tbs sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbs jojoba oil (Get at Amazon.com)
  • 15 drops of pure sweet orange essential oil (Get at Amazon.com)
  • In a separate bowl add all the ingredients and combine until a homogenous mixture.
  • Transfer to a container of choice. I like to use these 8 oz Mason jars, they are a perfect size.

 

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Antony Fuller

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