dry ingredients step one of coffee body scrub

DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee is good for waking you up in the morning, but did you know that coffee can wake up your skin too? Some of the coolest things coffee can do when applied to the skin are:

  1. Coffee minimises the appearance of cellulite!
  2. Its a great exfoliator for the skin
  3. Leaves the skin looking smooth and bright!
  4. Reduces puffiness of the skin – great for treating under-eye bags!
  5. Contains anti-oxidants that benefit the skin

Great news, its pretty easy to involve coffee into your regular skin care routine. It can be converted into a great scrub that will leave your skin feeling glowing and healthy.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of freshly ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Olive oil [a little bit less will do]
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder

Simple ingredients for your DIY coffee body scrub! Coffee, brown sugar, olive oil and ground cinnamon!

 Instructions: 

1.  Pour dry ingredients into a bowl

Ensure that your coffee, sugar and cinnamon powder are finely ground before this step. Else, pulse in the mixer for a few seconds to get the right consistency like in the picture below. 

dry ingredients step one of coffee body scrub

2. Add olive oil and stir

Add the olive oil and stir till you get the right consistency. You may require a little less or a little more olive oil so add it in slowly. Please note, its best to use your hands for this step.. plus, your hands get a free scrub in the process!

 

Final product - finished soffee body scrub

3. Store!

Store your freshly made coffee scrub in a jar and use in the shower. 

Note: 

Please be careful when it comes to the drain, you may clog it with the coffee. Using a filter over the drain can help prevent this. 

Do you have any other home-remedies using coffee? Write in to us and let us know! 

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I no longer have patience

I love Meryl Streep, and I think she puts across this thought beautifully. 

So many times I myself and people around me tend to put up with so much that just leaves them unhappy, confused and tired. 

When I gave up being tolerant to things that made me feel less than my extraordinary self – my life changed for the better. The people I chose to keep in my life were the ones that made me feel special. 

Meryl Streep explains it beautifully! 

Cudos!

What do you think? Have you decided not to tolerate anything recently? Has it helped make your life better?

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