With Christmas not too far away, the shelves are stocked full of beauty products ready to fill stockings and wrapped under the tree. However, what exactly are you putting into your body? Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and amounts to a large portion of how we absorb toxicity from our surroundings. There are many pathways for toxins to enter our bodies – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the substances we come into contact with every day. Sometimes the exposure is out of our control, however, there is one source we can do something about – the products we use on our bodies.
Toxins that make it through the skin bypass the kidney & liver filter (which then helps your body get rid of excess toxins) and may enter directly into the blood stream or lymphatic system. Those that do reach the bloodstream & lymphatic system can build up over time, potentially contributing to a host of health problems from cancer to endocrine system issues, reproductive problems to neurological issues.
So why not make your own? Today I’m sharing with you my super simple coffee scrub using just THREE ingredients.
Some benefits of coffee scrub are:
- It reduces inflammation
- Improves blood circulation
- Gives youthful, radiant skin
- Removes dead skin
- Reduces puffiness
- Improves the texture of your skin
- Could reduce the appearance of cellulite
- It adds glow to your skin
So let’s gather your ingredients and make a batch of coffee scrub!
- 1 cup coffee grounds (and you can absolutely use the coffee grounds after you’ve made yourself a cup of coffee!)
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- Optional: You can also add essential oils to your blend, you'll only need a drop or two.
(You can also make this in smaller quantities using the ratio 2:2:1).
- Gather your ingredients. Equal amount of coffee to sugar ratio. And half the amount of coconut oil. Example (1 cup coffee grounds, 1 cup sugar, ½ cup coconut oil).
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Your coffee scrub is ready to use! Lather your body up when you’re in the shower, rinse off, and don’t forget to moisturise when you’re done!
I’d love to hear if you’ve tried this recipe, and how your skin felt afterwards! Sophie xx