Hi ! I’ve been seeing coffee scrubs posted all over Instagram and Pinterest for a while now, and have been wanting to try it out myself as it claims to have positive effects on scars, acne and cellulite (let’s not judge until we’ve tried it). Obviously I don’t expect it to work miracles but after researching the the individual purposes of the ingredients I can understand why it is supposed to work;
ground coffee– for reducing any swelling and redness and has toning properties
sugar– for exfoliation which increases blood flow
extra virgin olive oil– an excellent moisturiser
cinnamon– just smells lush.
You can change the amount of each ingredient you use, depending on how exfoliating/moisturising/thick you want your scrub. I used; 3 heaped tsps of coffee, 3 tsps sugar, 2 tsps cinnamon and about 3 ‘glugs’ of olive oil and then realised this wasn’t enough when it came to applying, so make sure you don’t skimp if you want to keep the skin on your face !
I was going to have a shower while this was on my face anyway and got a little carried away, applying it to my whole body. It felt a little strange at first but after getting used to the sensation it was a lovely experience, especially on the harder areas like elbws! I now get why this is good for blood circulation and reducing cellulite as the scrub feels quite spikey but nice and I couldn’t believe how soft my skin was afterwards. I know some people use this on damaged hair so I may as well give this a try too and let you know 🙂
Overall, I would probably make this again if I was having a good pamper session, its quick, cheap and easy to make and the only con for me personally was all of the cleaning up afterwards (I got it up the walls and everything)! Thanks for reading-