Lately, I’ve been concerned with cellulite. I think that’s the bane of every woman – regardless of body type. Even though I’m thin I still have cellulite on my thighs and backside and I really don’t like it! But besides getting expensive treatments at a doctor’s office, is there anything to be done about it?
Actually, there is! Caffeine is proven to help reduce the appearance of cellulite so the solution is….coffee grounds! How does it work? The caffeine and antioxidants in the coffee help to increase circulation, remove toxins and excess water from the tissue, all of which tighten the skin and help reduce the appearance of cellulite. So all you have to do is add the ground coffee to a scrub – and I have a super easy DIY to help you do it!
The great thing is, all of the ingredients are natural and can probably be found in your kitchen right now!
1/2 cup Coconut Oil (at room temperature)
1/2 cup fine Ground Coffee (used or fresh)
1 Tbsp fine ground Sea Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
The measurements for these ingredients are really up to you. If you want a thicker scrub, add less coconut oil and more grounds. It will also be more exfoliating that way. I chose to use fresh coffee grounds because I like the way it smells fresh but I’ve heard there’s still enough caffeine in the used grounds to be effective. I also didn’t have any fine ground sea salt so I used course. You just want to be careful that your grounds and salt aren’t too rough because it can be too exfoliating and make tiny scratches in your skin, which is not good. So that’s why I suggest using fine grounds when possible. And the cinnamon is optional but a nice bonus in my opinion. The cinnamon acts as an antibacterial.
All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients together! It’s as simple as that!
How to Use:
In the shower, massage the scrub onto desired area and let sit for 10 minutes and rinse off!
If your drains are prone to be clogged I highly recommend wiping off the scrub with a disposable towel first before rinsing. The coconut oil and/or coffee grounds are probably not good for drains!
And if you are into dry brushing, you can add that step in before applying the scrub!
Put the scrub in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place. The coconut oil will melt and separate but all you have to do is mix it up again.
What do you think of this scrub? Will you try it out?