If you grind your own coffee beans, then this first simple little recipe was purpose built for you.
Instead of composting or tossing your grinds, add a bit of olive oil to them and take them with you to the shower or basin. This natural coffee scrub can be used as both a body and face scrub. Simply increase the amounts of the below ingredients to make a body scrub. 1 Tablespoon of Coffee Grinds1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil or Coconut OilGently smooth scrub over your face for 30 seconds, avoiding the eye area. Rinse your face, being careful to avoid clogging the sink with coffee.
There are many many recipes around for coffee grind scrubs, but the basic things to remember are that most are 1 : 1 coffee grinds to Oil and 1 : 1/2 Coffee grinds to sugar or salt. 1 Cup ground organic coffee1 Cup organic sugar or salt1/2 Cup organic coconut oil1 Tablespoon vanilla (optional)Recycled jarSimply mix everything thoroughly together and put into your jar, making sure that you press out all the air pockets.If you are giving as a gift for Christmas, you might like to add 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon as well and get into the festive spirit!
The ingredients for this scrub have been specifically selected for their ability to promote healthy and attractive looking skin.
Caffeine is a known anti-inflammatory that can reduce inflammation and redness as well as decrease the appearance of puffiness and promote collagen production, particularly around the eye area.
If you have your own coffee machine, use the left over grinds from your morning coffee. Use same day if you can.