Yum, coffee and chocolate. Isn’t that the best combination (mochachino anyone?). I am all for using natural products for both the inside and outside of your body. I also love using beautiful products that you can treat yourself with and feel pampered. Combine these three things together and you get a DIY coffee and chocolate scrub!
I have seen lots of coffee scrubs on the market, but by making your own, you can ensure the ingredients are organic (if you want) and they are all natural along with the biggest bonus of all… SAVING MONEY!
Your skin absorbs everything you put on it within 20 minutes, this goes into your blood stream. Do you want the chemicals from your beauty products harming your insides?
Coffee is the most chemically sprayed crop in the world so organic is always best!
Body scrubs are super easy to make yourself while helping your lymphatic system (carries a clear fluid called lymph towards the heart and is the defence force of your immune system).
Coffee helps stimulate congested areas on the thighs and butt. Cocoa is rich in skin protective anti-oxidants as well as magnesium which is helpful for rejuvenating skin tissue. Coconut oil supplies you with moisturising fatty acids plus lauric acid which is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. – Carla Oates, The Beauty Chef.
Coffee and Chocolate Body Scrub
- 1 cup of raw sugar (this makes for bigger granules in the scrub, you could give white sugar a try but I haven’t tried it.)
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil (unrefined)
- 2-3 tablespoons cocoa (depending on how rich you’d like it)
- 2 tablespoons ground coffee (organic if you can)
Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight jar. The scrub should last up to a couple of months out of the fridge. To use, massage approximately 2 tablespoons of the scrub onto wet skin on the buttocks and thighs (or anywhere you want to get all smooth and chocolaty).
CAUTION: The oil will make the shower floor very slippery, so be careful.
Note: Do a patch test on the inside of your arm, before applying to your face to test for an adverse reaction.
With the money you saved by not buying ready made scrub you can go buy yourself something special – my choice, a candle or incense to burn while you are scrubbing