Want silk smooth skin? Your leftover coffee pods can help you!
It’s hard to deny that coffee is one of the finer things in life; the aroma when you open a packet of pods, the liquid gold extracting from your machine and the warm, blissful feeling of coffee dancing on your tastebuds all spell b-l-i-s-s.
You may be a guilty coffee binger or proclaimed coffee snob, but so many people don’t know the extent of the benefits of coffee. One of the biggest benefits of coffee that you can reap is healthy, glowing skin!
OKAY, SO WHAT IS A COFFEE SCRUB?
It’s a mixture that is usually made up of coffee, sugar and some type of oil, but recipes vary so there’s a lot of room for experimenting. This scrub is used for mechanical exfoliating, which means physically removing dead skin cells from your skin’s surface by exfoliating (rubbing) the mixture onto your skin. The result? Silky smooth skin, Baby.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A COFFEE SCRUB?
Using a coffee scrub is an amazing way to exfoliate, improve blood circulation and tighten the skin. Exfoliation also helps to lift dull, dead skin build up, leaving you with a radiant complexion. Who knew coffee could rejuvenate you outside as well as inside!
HOW DO I MAKE ONE?
Alright, so you’ve got the goss and now you’re dying to give this a try for yourself. Not to worry, the recipe to make this bad boy is actually super easy!
Here’s what you’ll need to make a coffee scrub
(Spoiler: it smells like a vanilla latte.)
- 6 used coffee pods (the higher intensity, the more benefits!)
- ½ cup raw sugar
- ½ cup fractionated coconut oil (virgin coconut oil is fine, too)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Simply mix all these ingredients together and store in an airtight container. We recommend storing it in your fridge to prevent mould and use it within 2 weeks.
The best part about this recipe is that it is totally customisable! Add your own scents and oils and enjoy kicking back smelling like your favourite kinda coffee.