We’re all familiar with the wonderful benefits of essential oils here at Paradise Springs, but what better way to kickstart your morning self-care routine by combining oils with coffee? Energize and invigorate with this DIY Coffee Scrub- not only does it smell like a freshly brewed vanilla latte, but it contains hydrating essential oils to help moisturize and nourish skin. Plus, the coffee grounds act as a natural exfoliant and may even help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Try this recipe yourself, or make a batch for the perfect DIY holiday gift.
Jojoba Oil is a carrier oil derived from nuts produced by the Jojoba shrub. Carrier oils are neutral oils that can be used as a base to dilute and "carry" concentrated essential oils, protecting skin so that it does not come into direct contact with concentrated extracts. Additionally, Jojoba Oil acts as a humectant to seal skin with a protective barrier to lock in moisture, which causes it to balance perfectly with the exfoliating coffee grounds. Jojoba Oil is also hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, meaning its structure imitates the skin's natural oils to keep pores free from buildup.
Not only will the aroma of this DIY scrub leave you energized and invigorated, but coffee contains naturally-occurring caffeine, which can help tighten skin and reduce cellulite. The coffee, combined with sugar, helps exfoliate and moisturize while giving skin a natural glow, refining pores and more. These effects are temporary, making this exfoliating scrub a perfect addition to incorporate into your morning care routine a few times a week.
What You’ll Need
- ½ cup ground coffee
- ½ cup sugar
- 4½ Tbsp Paradise Springs Jojoba Oil
- 5 drops vitamin E oil
- Optional: 14 drops vanilla essential oil, or pair with a Paradise Springs Essential Oil of your choice.
Combine the coffee grounds and sugar, mixing well. Add the Jojoba Oil and vanilla oil (or a Paradise Springs Essential Oil of your choice). Mix until thoroughly combine. Add more coffee or Jojoba Oil as needed until a semi-dry texture is achieved.
Use & Storage
To use, wet skin and apply the mixture all over the body in a circular motion, avoiding face. Scrub into skin well, then let the mixture sit for a least a minute before rinsing. Use 2-3 times weekly as needed, being careful not to over-exfoliate. Store in a cool, dry place in an air-tight jar for 2-3 months.