DIY Coffee Grounds Facial Scrub
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I think it’s safe to say that my love of coffee comes slightly under my love of my husband. And that it’s a much bigger deal to me to not be able to go get my $12 bag of organic, fair-trade, locally roasted whole bean coffee every few weeks than it really should be.
So when I realized that cutting the budget meant cutting my specialty coffee (we could save $5 a month and go to no coffee at all, but really – who wants that?), I started saving my specialty coffee grinds. Why, you ask?
Because I’m a crunchy hippie, and crunchy hippies recycle.
Also because I heard about this idea for a coffee grounds facial, and I wanted to try it.
Putting coffee grounds in scrubs is a popular DIY technique. The caffeine in the grounds is thought to be beneficial for firming the skin, thus making it a go-to option for combating wrinkles and cellulite. This is also a good scrub to do in the shower as a full-body exfoliating scrub. Bonus: your shower will smell like the local coffee shop!
Here’s the recipe:
*Raw honey (I use this brand)
*used coffee grounds
*essential oils of choice (I used doTERRA’s Elevation blend)
Mix together and apply to face. Rinse off with warm washcloth.
In hindsight, mixing in my hand wasn’t the best way to do it. It was messy, coffee grounds went…everywhere…and I wasn’t able to get the honey as incorporated as I would have liked. This would have gone better if I had done things: a) put the honey/essential oil mix on first and applied the coffee grounds directly on my face, or b) mixed it in a cup with a splash of olive oil for extra moisture.
It was very cleansing and I feel fresh and clean. The best part was that it all came from my own supplies and I didn’t have to go out and buy anything special.
How do you use used coffee grounds?