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We already know that exfoliating is great for our skin, but store-bought body scrubs tend to be expensive. On top of that, some of these products contain potentially harmful ingredients such as:
The solution? Make your own!
Whether you’re new to making your own beauty products or you’re already a DIY goddess, I encourage you to try this homemade coffee scrub recipe.
Why you should use coffee on your skin
Some skin care products are made using extracts from the fruit of the coffee plant. According to this study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, coffee ground extracts may be useful for reducing wrinkles, preventing water loss and slowing down collagen loss, when used topically .
Also, as dermatologist Dr. Julie Hunter mentioned in Prevention Magazine, a coffee facial scrub can lead to softer facial lines, brighter skin, and less clogged pores. “The acid in coffee gives you some chemical exfoliation on top of mechanical exfoliation…It also helps bolster skin’s protective barrier,” said Dr. Hunter. 
Lastly, who doesn’t love the smell of coffee? The yummy goodness on my face and the rest of my body is enough reason for me to use it over and over.
This coffee scrub recipe combines some of my favorite natural beauty ingredients:
Note: This scrub keeps for a month (or more). Try to make sure water doesn’t get into the scrub when you use it as it won’t last as long or work as well. If it begins to look or smell funny after a while, toss it out!
Tips for better skincare DIYs
This homemade coffee body scrub is bound to leave your skin feeling amazing. Let me know how it worked for you!
Dolapo Iyunade is on a mission to help you make your own non-toxic personal care and home products, and give you tips on how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.