Following my addiction to making sugar scrubs, here is another recipe using ground coffee. I have decided to make it in cubes because they are more practical than regular sugar scrubs.
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The exfoliating properties are enhanced with the use of sugar and coffee, and cocoa butter provides moisturizing benefits. Honey has also exfoliating, moisturizing, and shooting benefits and cinnamon has astringent properties.
Another review looked at 70 articles about cinnamon and found that cinnamon has antimicrobial properties as well as wound-healing properties. The researchers also suggested that cinnamon may have anti-aging properties in the skin.Source
Many cosmetics containing caffeine promise to eliminate cellulite, but I haven’t been able to find any research about the effectiveness of coffee grounds to get rid of cellulite. Still, there is a lot of people who believe that coffee can reduce the appearance of cellulite, so there is no harm in trying. If anything, it will leave the skin smooth and polished.
Homemade Coffee Body Scrub With Honey & Cinnamon
This scrub will eliminate dead skin, thoroughly refine the skin, and achieve a wonderful appearance.
- 70 gr of melted cocoa butter or coconut oil
- One tablespoon of finely ground coffee
- 250 gr granulated white sugar
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 20 drops orange essential oil or any essential oil of your choice (optional)
- Silicon molds (I have used this one)
It is best to use non-brewed ground coffee because it will last longer.
The smell of cocoa butter can be overpowering so, if you don’t like the smell on your skin, you could buy deodorized cocoa butter or use essential oil with a strong scent.
How to Make It
First, melt the cocoa butter or coconut oil in a water bath. Once it is melted, add the essential oil of your choice if you are using one. Stir.
In a separate bowl, combine 250 gr of white sugar, one tablespoon of ground coffee, one tablespoon of cinnamon, and one tablespoon of honey. Mix well and incorporate the melted cocoa butter (or coconut oil). Mix thoroughly.
Fill the slots with the mixture and place it in the freezer for 10 or 15 minutes. There are 19 slots and the amount I have used is enough to fill 17 slots. Increase or decrease the amount proportionally to make more or fewer cubes.
Remove from the freezer and un-mold. Now they are ready to use.
Love sugar scrubs? Check the ones below:
- DIY sugar scrub cubes with coconut oil and Himalayan salts
- Lavender and rose DIY sugar scrubs
- Easy DIY sugar scrub cubes with lemon and orange essential oils
- 5 homemade body sugar scrub recipes
- Easy lemon sugar scrub recipe
How To Use Coffee Scrub
- Moisten your skin.
- Take one coffee sugar scrub and rub over the skin in circular motions.
- If the scrub cube is too hard, try to break it with your hands. This can happen when the scrubs are kept in the fridge as the cocoa butter can sometimes get harder than usual. I haven’t had this problem when I make them using coconut oil.
- Use a bath mat to prevent slips.
- Don’t forget to clean the bath or shower floor to eliminate traces of oil.
How To Store Them
Store in an airtight container and in a dry place. I find that for these particular coffee scrubs is best to leave them at room temperature because they get too hard if kept in the fridge.
If you want to surprise someone, these cute coffee cubes will make a perfect homemade gift. The shelf life is from 3 to 5 months approximately, but if it looks odd or starts to smell, throw it and make a new batch.