Nothing makes me feel better after a long day at work than a relaxing bath. My favourite way to unwind is to take a long hot bath to pamper my skin with bath salts or herbal bath teas. Nothing makes my body feel better than a good scrub down. This leads me to my DIY Coffee and Honey scrub.
This DIY coffee scrub for cellulite without coconut oil will help slough away dead skin cells, deeply nourish your skin, and leave you with a radiant, glowing complexion. My face and body feel so smooth and soft. I love that I can use this DIY coffee scrub year-round.
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Homemade coffee and olive oil scrub
Usually, when I create my body scrubs, I use sugar and coconut oil instead of honey and olive oil. I like the smell better when your sugar scrubs are created with coconut oil.
Both honey + olive oil and sugar + coconut oil are good for you, so I’d say you aren’t missing out if you’re using one over the other.
Scented with a fresh fragrance blend of cinnamon, my coffee and honey scrub contains naturally emollient olive oil, anti-inflammatory cinnamon essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to promote glowing, youthful.
This coffee scrub with honey exfoliates the skin, helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, and moisturizes the skin with olive oil. Never mix with used coffee grounds from your coffee maker — these have already been damaged. To gain the potential benefits of caffeine, you also want to be sure you select traditional coffee, not decaf.
One of my favourites is this anti-cellulite ginger body scrub.
In addition, to swapping out the coconut oil in my DIY coffee and honey scrub recipe and used cinnamon essential oil. I chose this natural essential oil for several reasons. Not only does cinnamon essential oil offer uplifting aromatherapeutic benefits, but it also has anti-inflammatory skincare properties. And it has been proven effective at preventing acne and moisturizing skin. It can also aid in clearing up existing acne breakouts and promote healing. So skin looks healthy and feels amazing.
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Coffee and honey scrub benefits
The caffeine in coffee grounds has potent antioxidant properties that can help protect the skin from sun damage, reduce cellulite, and stimulate the blood vessels.
Coffee does an amazing job at exfoliation, making it a natural choice for body scrubs, but what can coffee do outside of its ability to slough off dead skin cells?
We all know caffeine is coffee’s secret weapon when it comes to waking us up in the morning, but caffeine is also a secret weapon for your skin.
Caffeine helps tighten the skin, which can help reduce cellulite.
Caffeine is also loaded with antioxidants, which help battle dark spots, fine lines, swelling, and inflammation. There are so many reasons to love coffee.
Personally, I love it when I’m drinking it 3-4 times per day (judgment-free zone, okay?)
More coffee and honey scrub benefits:
- Exfoliates skin to remove dead skin cells.
- Smooths skin so it looks & feels more youthful.
- Brightens dull skin to give it a healthy-looking glow.
- Fights the visible signs of aging. It helps to prevent acne.
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
- It targets and fights inflammation that can make skin look puffy.
How to make a coffee and honey scrub
Exfoliating coffee and honey scrub made with organic coffee, sugar, and olive oil. Body scrubs are a great product to help your skin feel moisturized and nourished.
You can spend $12 to $25 for a quality scrub or just a few dollars making it home with organic ingredients.
You can choose from sugar, salt, oats, grains, and coffee for the base when making body scrubs. They all exfoliate and offer different properties to the skin.
Homemade scrubs are a great way to soothe and heal hard-working hands. Maybe you don’t garden, but as a busy mom, I bet you do other things that take a toll on your skin.
This coffee scrub fo cellulite is an excellent way to help your hands and pamper yourself. It’s so relaxing to use, and you won’t believe how soft and smooth your skin feels after using it. After massaging for a few minutes, rinse clean.
Ideally, you want to complete this process in the shower to prevent messes and stains from the coffee grounds. Massage the DIY coffee scrub onto the skin in a circular motion before rinsing. Repeat every time you shower for the best results.
- ½ cup coffee
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Store in a mason jar or other airtight container when not in use.
How to use DIY coffee scrub for cellulite
There are several ways to use this easy coffee scrub with honey. Here are some tips for how to use a body scrub to exfoliate your skin:
Shower: Exfoliating in the shower is the best way to exfoliate your entire body. Wet your skin with warm water. Then massage small amounts of scrub on your skin. Rinse off with plenty of water.
Lip scrub: These sugar scrub recipes are also excellent lip scrubs. Just pick a small amount with your fingers and massage it all over your lips. You can leave it on for two-three minutes, then wash it away.
Face scrub: Rubbing the face with coffee grounds can help clear away dead skin cells and unclog the pores. The chlorogenic acids in coffee may also reduce inflammation and protect against some strains of bacteria.
Storage and shelf life
Store this coffee and honey body scrub in an airtight jar or container in a cool, dark place. If stored correctly, the coffee scrub can be kept for up to 6 months.
You want to use the DIY coffee scrub a few times weekly for the most benefit. This same rule applies to other scrubs, masks, and the like. It may also take a few weeks or longer of regular use to see any significant results.
Excessive scrubbing and rubbing, and exfoliating can damage the skin, so one should not do so daily.
Can coffee scrub clog the drain?
Yes, using a body scrub can clog the drains in your shower. You may find this occurs more during warmer months when you are more likely to take more than one daily shower. That being stated, there are ways to prevent your shower drain from clogging by your body scrubs.
“Coffee scrubs are one of the worst things you can put down your drain,” says President Jim Steine of Atomic Plumbing in Virginia.
Here’s what you can do:
- Use a shower drain catcher.
- Use a mesh trap.
- Clean your shower drains weekly.
- Apply a drain cleaner once a month.
So, if you’re using a coffee scrub, be sure you use a drain filter to avoid getting your drain clogged. You can find these drain filters on Amazon or in home improvement stores.