Sunday, August 21, 2011

Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee is a necessity for many of us mamas. Many sleepless nights means brutal mornings that having us brewing up a pot of coffee to get us through the day. Not only does this coffee help us keep those heavy eyes open but you can use those coffee grinds to make your skin a little prettier.

Did you know that ground coffee has been found to be an excellent way to treat and prevent cellulite.  It increases the circulation of the underlying skin layers and distributes clusters of fat. Here's a homemade Coffee Body Scrub to help you combat cellulite just in time for those short shorts season. I got this recipe from an episode of Steven and Chris. They had lots of great tips that day.

  • 2 cups ground coffee (use the left over coffee grinds from your coffee maker)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar or sea salt
  • 2 -3 tablespoons of olive oil (or grape seed oil) 

Mix all the ingredients together.  Apply to the skin by massaging in a gentle circular motion. Rinse off with luke warm water. Best to apply after taking a warm shower.

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