Saturday, October 16, 2010

Homemade Invigorating Coffee Scrub.

I drink enough coffee that I should be able to pull off this mask a few times a week. I'm sure once a week would be beneficial. I just loved that it contains one of my favorite things (COFFEE) and it can be made at home using your own ingredients. Coffee has many benefits from wakin' you up to shrinking blood vessels.

Invigorating Coffee Scrub (adapted from Noreen Finneran and 3 fat chicks on a diet)

Go get it:

3-4 T. freshly brewed coffee grounds
1-2 T. salt and/or oil*


Go make it:

After brewing coffee and enjoying some mix the grounds with salt and oil within 20 minutes of brewing. If you wait longer the coffee starts to oxidate and loses it's benefits. *Pick the correct oil for your skin type. If you have dry skin you may need to use olive oil. If you have sensitive skin use grapeseed oil. If you have acne prone skin try using apricot kernel oil. Try using organic products if you have them around. Any other favorite beauty recipes you use coffee in? I'd love to hear about them.

1 comment:

Springvale Soap said...

I use coffee in some of the soaps I make. Not only do the coffee grounds serve as scrubbies to get your hands clean, they also remove odors. This makes the coffee soaps a wonderful choice to keep next to your kitchen sink. Your hands will thank you after cooking with smellies like garlic, onion, etc...
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~Deb