Are you like me who feel bad about throwing coffee grounds after enjoying the sweetness, heavenly-soul-awakening taste of it? Coffee is not really cheap and truth be told? Sometimes I feel like just leaving the used coffee grounds in the coffee maker and just pour water to make another batch. I know. I am that frugal. But hey, I never did it nor tried it. It's just all in my head. I am a coffee lover and I love the richness and fullness of a good coffee. But I still can't avoid that feeling of dismay everytime I have to throw used coffee grounds. Until a friend of mine gave me the idea of using it as body scrub!
Why must you listen to me and use coffee grounds ON your body? Listen.
Because you'll beat cellulite with it. Rub it on your skin in circular motion with your eyes close to further make it more effective and hah! Adios, cellulites! Check many anti-cellulites cream... one of the ingredients that they have in common is caffeine. So, coffee? caffeine? You get it.
Because it's one of the best exfoliating agent. I love the way it scrubs my skin - not too coarse, not too fine. Just the right tingling sensation while it removes the dead skin in my body. I read that it also reduces the size of the pores and helps firm and tone your skin. Ain't that sweet?
Because massaging it on your skin helps you get better blood circulation and shrink those nasty varicose veins! So if you know you are genetically prone to varicose veins, here's your shield against it.
Because it's gentle enough for everyday use. Body scrubs are normally suggested to be used once or twice a week but with your homemade coffee body scrub, every shower time of every day is a big treat! I swear it's addicting. I sooo love the feeling of rubbing this body scrub on my body not to mention enjoying the sweet aroma of my adored coffee while I make my skin happy.
Because it keeps that beautiful tan you get from beaching around summer stay on longer on your skin.
Because it's cheap my golly!
Because it really leaves your skin supple and smells like coffee after that luxurious shower you just had.
Because it's so easy to make. There are a lot of different recipes you can follow by googling but mine is the simplest you can find. I just mix baby oil or olive oil (my fave) with the coffee grounds. The ratio depends on the texture you are going for. More oil, finer texture.
Now I do not feel bad whenever I see my loved coffee grounds literally go down the drain. I just smile and say thank you - till next time.