Exfoliate and Nourish Skin with an All Natural Hazelnut DIY Coffee Body Scrub
Coffee is most known for a morning caffeine jolt. But, did you know it can give your skin a jolt too? Coffee is packed full of antioxidants, making it naturally anti-aging and detoxifying too. Best of all, it is a natural astringent that makes your skin tighter and firmer. Read on to learn why it’s best applied in a body scrub. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy.
Why use Coffee in a Body Scrub?
First off, let me make it clear any coffee will work. It’s doesn’t need to be hazelnut. I just happen to love the smell of hazelnut coffee! Although, I do recommend always buying fair trade coffee. Straight up coffee grounds none the less, are all you need. Combine coffee grounds with another multipurpose beauty ingredient – coconut oil (read all about natural body butters here). Together they will hydrate and tone the skin while reducing the appearance of cellulite.
By applying coffee in a body scrub you will unleash it’s exfoliating capabilities removing dead skin cells to reveal smoother, softer skin. While the caffeine helps rejuvenate your skin cells without the sting of salt found in most body scrubs. Granulated sugar in the recipe exfoliates as well and helps hold the scrub together. And the coconut hydrates and moisturizes for lasting results.
Hazelnut DIY Coffee Body Scrub Ingredients:
- 1 cup natural sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground hazelnut coffee
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon hazelnut extract, optional
- 2 oz swing top jars (or other airtight containers)
How to make Hazelnut DIY Coffee Body Scrub:
In a small bowl add 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1 cup natural sugar. Mix until a soft scrub forms. Add 1 tablespoon coffee grounds and repeat. Pour in optional coffee and hazelnut extracts for extra fragrance. Spoon into airtight containers and store for up to one month.
Yields: 4 – 2 ounce jars
How to Use a Tightening DIY Coffee Body Scrub
Apply the body scrub in the shower first, before you lather up with soap. Apply to the skin by rubbing approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons of coffee body scrub into areas you wish to smooth and tighten. Follow up with a lather of soap or just rinse off. Fair warning, the oil in the scrub could leave your shower floor slippery. Use this exfoliating scrub on your skin in the morning and for an extra boost of energy!
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Exfoliate and Nourish Skin with a Natural Skin Tightening Hazelnut DIY Coffee Body Scrub. Give your skin a caffeine jolt that lasts! If you love the aroma of coffee too checkout my recipe for Crackling Coffee Bean Soy Candles. Want more green recipes for home and beauty? Grab your copy of my Beginners Guide to Natural Living Book free!