Coffee Body Scrub
Coffee Body Scrub
For all of you coffee lovers out there, imagine that smell of fresh roasted and ground coffee in a body scrub treatment. Yes, lush coffee aroma that not only makes your skin smell amazing but is a beautiful polish as well.
Plus it is super easy to do!
- Freshly ground coffee beans
- Moisturising cream
Try to grind the coffee yourself if you can. I have a herb grinder which is perfect way to do a nice fine grind of the coffee for your scrub. This way you can get it just as course or as fine as you like. Try not to make it too coarse as this can be a little bit too rough on your skin.
Moisturising cream – which one? To be honest, I just get a cheap one from the super market, doesn’t have to be expensive. If you would like to add to it with essential oils, this can be a really yummy way to boost your coffee body scrub. I love vanilla scent with coffee (my favourite smell combination) so add that, but feel free to add whatever you like.
What to do
Mix the two together, shower, dry off, and while still in the shower rub the coffee scrub into your skin. this will help exfoliate your skin and remove old skin cells, and will also stimulate your lymphatic system, removing toxins from your body.
Let it sit for five minutes and then shower off (without soap, just water).
Brew yourself a coffee and relax, taking in the coffee aroma of your skin.
You can also make a coffee facial the same way. Use a fine grind of coffee and mix into your favourite facial moisturising cream. Coffee will reduce the redness of inflamed skin and also puffiness around the eyes. Mix together, slather on skin, lie back and relax for fifteen minutes and then gently wash off. As you are washing, the fine coffee grind will gently exfoliate your skin as well.
Coffee scrub and health
Because coffee tastes so good many people think that it is harmful to the body.
Coffee does have definite values, certainly in stimulating the mind and as a diuretic. The secret of coffee stimulation is caffeine, a complex chemical which is only now being properly analyzed. Everyone knows it stimulates and can keep people awake. But it has also been shown that caffeine can sooth sleep by around the circulation to carry more oxygen to the brain. Caffeine also counters depression and in Scandinavia coffee is drunk right at bedtime to promote good sleep.
Both caffeine and chlorogenic acid, both contained in coffee, are anti oxidants and help slow the ageing process. The vitamin niacin is another valuable component of coffee. Lack of niacin affects the metabolism of the gastric acid and intestinal area. One cup of coffee contains a daily requirement of the vitamin.
Coffee does more than just stimulate the body psychologically. It actually does stimulate circulation though it doesn’t increase the blood pressure or affect the heart. The lindic acids in coffee oils are believed to help clotting of blood and thrombosis.
Coffee has also been shown in university trials to be anti inflammatory for the skin. It can reduce redness, puffiness and in some trials it was shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
But the part about coffee I like the best is the aroma. I think that is why I like grinding the beans myself, to get that big hit of coffee aroma when making the scrub, before I even mix it into the cream.
Like to really have this treatment but would prefer someone do it for you? Ripple has a coffee massage that includes a massage with coffee infused oils, a full body coffee scrub and a coffee facial. Just give us a buzz on 0438 567 906 to book.