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Homemade Coffee Scrub

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author image Holly L. Roberts
Holly Roberts is an award-winning health and fitness writer whose work has appeared in health, lifestyle and fitness magazines. Roberts has also worked as an editor for health association publications and medical journals. She has been a professional writer for more than 10 years and holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in literature.
Homemade Coffee Scrub
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Your morning cup of coffee gets you going, and a coffee-based body scrub can do the same thing for your skin. A coffee scrub exfoliates your skin, helps prevent acne, reduces the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation and softens your skin. Because caffeine is a natural diuretic, coffee scrubs can also help stimulate the movement of water through your body, making your skin temporarily appear firmer and making skin problems like cellulite less noticeable.

Step 1

Homemade Coffee Scrub
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Combine coffee, sugar and oil in a small bowl, mixing with a spoon or your hands until the ingredients are completely blended.

Step 2

Homemade Coffee Scrub
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Add the honey, mixing until it is thoroughly combined with the other ingredients.

Step 3

Homemade Coffee Scrub
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Transfer the mixture to a lidded plastic container.

Step 4

Homemade Coffee Scrub
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Scoop out a generous amount of the scrub with your fingers while you are in a warm shower. Rub the mixture vigorously over your body, using large, circular motions.

Step 5

Homemade Coffee Scrub
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Rinse the scrub completely from your skin, making sure to remove all the sugar and coffee residue away.

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Step 6

Homemade Coffee Scrub
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Pat your skin dry gently. Do not rub.

Step 7

Homemade Coffee Scrub
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Store your coffee scrub at room temperature in its sealed container for up to two weeks.

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References

  • Natural Beauty at Home: More Than 250 Easy to Use Recipes for Body, Bath and Hair (revised edition); Janice Cox
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