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DIY Coffee Body Scrub: A latte for your Skin

I am pretty excited about today’s post. I have been wanting to create my own DIY body scrub for a while now but just hadn’t gotten around to doing it. Finally this weekend I made up my mind to do it! And guess what, it took my all of 20 minutes. This is perfect for bridal shower gifts for guests, or even Christmas gifts for all your favorite girlies. Or just nice to have for yourself!

DIY Coffee Scrub: A latte for your skin!

It’s really simple and doesn’t take a lot of ingredients. In fact, you probably have everything in your pantry already. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of ground coffee
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • tad bit of flavoring (pictured is almond but I used vanilla)
  • 1/3 cup of oil of your choice

Grind your coffee beans until you have 1 cup of ground coffee. Or of course you can just buy ground coffee. Dump them all into a bowl and stir together. Then add the oil and mix until moistened. Store it in an air tight container and you’re done!

There are a lot of body scrubs you can make at home with items you probably already have. I chose coffee because of its benefits on the skin. It is known to reduce inflammation, get rid of under-eye circles, and even get rid of cellulite! This article on Yahoo! talks about the benefits of caffeine for your skin. I might be using this a little more often!

I hope you enjoyed this and are able to give it a try! Just in time for ideas for Christmas gifts, or even teacher appreciation gifts — really the options are endless! I think I’ll keep this batch for me though! :)

Have a great day!

Natalia

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Natalia is a mom to two crazy boys and wife to one handsome dude. She lives in France part of the year where her husband plays professional basketball, but she hails from Southern California. The hubs was born & raised in Nassau, Bahamas, which makes them an intercultural, interracial family traveling the globe together since 2007. She loves to cook (but mostly eat), hang with her fam, be adventurous, & find ways to stay girlie in a house full of men. On her site you can find loads of hair tutorials, makeup ideas, & fashion tips for the everyday woman. She believes that beauty and fashion don't have to be intimidating and that every woman should learn to embrace her own beauty.
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11 Responses to DIY Coffee Body Scrub: A latte for your Skin

  1. Yuri October 23, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    Nice!.. I’ll have to try this!

  2. christina October 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    sweet! I totally want to do this!

  3. Pam Fields October 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    I love this idea. I saw your link on The Shabby Nest. I have pinned because I think this will make great gifts and different from the salt/sugar scrubs. :)

    • Natalia October 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      Thank you, I am so glad you like it!

  4. Annika October 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Hey, Natalia! I actually saw this on pinterest first.  I made it the other day using coconut oil.  It looks like crushed up oreos, but smells really good, and my skin feels very soft.  Thanks!

    • Natalia November 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

      That actually sounds really good! I didn’t have any other oil, but I know there’s a lot of choices. Glad you liked it!

  5. Lea @ Gourmet Mommy December 7, 2013 at 3:22 am #

    I love this, what a great gift idea, thanks. And, since I usually end up with coffee all over myself anyway, now I can feel better due to the health benefits on my skin!

    • Natalia December 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

      So funny! Yep, it’s good for you!

  6. Sudeshna December 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    Hi Natalie,

    Love this and i am so gonna try.
    Did you grind your coffee to coarse/medium/fine ??

    • Natalia December 14, 2014 at 1:50 am #

      I think this really depends how coarse you want the scrub. Make it the consistency you’d like! That’s the beauty of making. Your own scrubs! Personally, I did mine pretty fine. Hope you like it!

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