DIY coffee scrub

How to make your own coffee scrub?

Recently I received a chic coffee scrub as a gift from someone, which I also found super fine. When I looked at the ingredients list in the shower, I thought: I can make this myself. I’m not much of a tinkerer, but this is so simple that even I make it. So today I am going to share how to make a delicious coffee scrub that makes your skin super smooth and radiant. For almost nothing.

Why coffee scrub is good for your skin

Coffee is perfect for exfoliating your skin: the particles are nice and coarse and therefore they remove dead skin cells when you massage them on your skin. But it is not alone. There are anti-oxidants in coffee that are good for your skin, but the caffeine also ensures firmer skin, for example. And the polyphenols and hydrocinnamic acid in the coffee have an anti-inflammatory effect. And by massaging you also stimulate the blood circulation. But you also achieve this by exfoliating with, for example, only sugar or salt.

And the great thing about coffee is: it’s free. As in: you use the waste from making your coffee.

What do you need

  • 100 grams of coffee grounds (so used ground coffee beans)
  • 40 grams of granulated sugar
  • 30 grams of salt (preferably a bit coarser salt)
  • 30 milliliters of oil

So I use coffee that I would normally throw away. So the waste of making coffee. Free! With some regular sugar and coarse salt and some oil. I use avocado oil, which I bought in the supermarket on Curacao, but you can use any oil you like. Olive oil, sunflower oil, argan oil, whatever you like. As long as it is oil.

How to make the coffee scrub

It couldn’t be simpler. You just mix everything together. The only thing that is important is that you first remove the lumps from the coffee with a fork. And also make sure that the coffee is as dry as possible. That’s it!

The coffee scrub is quite firm and the oil leaves a subtly nourishing layer after rinsing. I really like that with scrubs. I prefer to use it on my body, but I also scrub my face with it. However, I do there carefully and I scrub much softer. I do not add perfume oil or any other fragrance, because the smell of coffee is already very nice. And I think you need a lot of perfume to cover up that coffee smell.

 That’s it. Put it in a tightly sealable jar and put it in the bathroom. For very little money you have a super tasty scrub that is not inferior to that from the store.

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