I smell like coffee. Like I just poured an entire pot of coffee on myself. And to be honest, I kind of like it. Also, my skin feels like silk.
Turns out that there’s this huge trend of using coffee scrubs to make your skin smooth and to reduce cellulite. And while I really love all the fancy companies selling this, I couldn’t help to think I could make it myself. Meaning cheaper. Plus, it’s not like the ingredients are fancy.
Allegedly, coffee grounds on the skin (well, really the caffeine in the coffee) draws out the excess moisture from the skin, basically tightening everything up. And it also acts as an exfoliate. Add a little sea salt and your coffee scrub is doing double the duty.
So I thought about it. Every morning I make a cup of coffee in my Keurig with my reusable filter, so that means I have grounds I need to get rid of. And I have sea salt, in one of those fancy sea salt grinders. So tonight, I made a little blend of my used coffee grounds (better to reduce than throw out) and some sea salt and went for it. Try this one and let me know what you think. I’m going to test new versions soon to see what else works.
My Coffee Scrub Mix
Sea salt, 1/2 tablespoon
Remaining grounds from a morning’s coffee (I used my Dunkin Donuts Jelly Donut
coffee, a little less than 1/4 cup)
Blend sea salt and coffee. Get into your shower and get your skin damp and turn off the water. Rub coffee mixture onto your skin, rubbing it into the skin, on your legs, belly, wherever you wanna be smooth. It will feel super weird at first. You can use it on your face, but be careful not to get it into your eyes. Let yourself dry for about 5 minutes, so basically awkwardly stand in your tub with coffee grounds on your body. Rinse.
Now a good rule of thumb is to use mesh or something to stop the coffee grounds from going down the drain. Good luck. I was not as successful as I had hoped.