3 DIY Beauty Products that smooth & firm skin

COFFEEPRODUCTS Today I’m sharing 3 all natural beauty recipes that are all made from of my favorite things…coffee!

So why do I love these recipes? They cost virtually nothing to make since you’re reusing coffee grounds, they’re all natural so you don’t have to worry about hidden chemicals and they all leave your skin feeling great.

Ok, so how do these coffee concoctions work? The coffee will exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells. Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it constricts blood vessels in the skin. This action works to make blood vessels tighter and firmer very quickly, which is reflected in your skin texture. (Visit  Ehow.com for more coffee scrub facts)

How bout I start telling you how to make these….

Coffee Face Scrub: coffee

Ingredients needed:

  • 3 T used, cooled coffee grounds or 1 used K-Cup (after you brew your coffee, just save some of the grounds. If it’s a Kcup, just cut the top off & dump out the grounds)
  • 1-2 T Melted Coconut Oil  (No Coconut Oil? You can use Olive Oil in its place)
  • 1/2 T Honey

(I mix with coconut oil because it moisturizes the skin and honey because it’s naturally antibacterial and is healing to your skin.)

-My recipe is easy to modify, the key ingredient is the coffee of course, so if you don’t have the coconut oil or honey, it’s no biggie. Just mix in a little bit of water with the grounds. It won’t be as moisturizing but it’ll still exfoliate really well.

How to make it:

  • I mix it up in a small dish and let sit for a couple of minutes. During this time I wash my face
  • Gently scrub face & then I leave on for a couple of minutes

(Warning..you’re gonna look creepy with this on your face, so you may wanna do this when others aren’t around for fear of scaring them. If you’re a prankster like me,  you can creep up on your spouse while wearing this & freak them out, tee-hee )

  • Rinse with cool water

Coffee Body Scrub:

This scrub can be used an an “Anti-Cellulite” scrub (it has the same active ingredients as store bought anti-cellulite scrubs) Regardless of it’s ability to reduce the appearance of cellulite, it will make your skin really smooth.

  • Mix 1/4 cup of coffee grounds mixed with a little coconut or olive oil and get to scrubbing.

 

Coffee Face Mask:

This recipe is not exact, I just “wing it”.

  • Combine some used coffee grounds  with some milk (I add just enough to make a paste)
  • Apply on clean face & allow to sit for about 20 minutes.

As I’m typing this, I’m rocking my coffee mask. I purposely did this while my kiddo is napping cause, like the face scrub, I look a bit like a swamp monster. But you won’t after you rinse it off…promise!

 

 

9 Comments on 3 DIY Beauty Products that smooth & firm skin

  1. Sarah
    August 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm (4 years ago)

    What a fabulous idea!! Love that you can recycle the K-cups! Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey’s Whatever Wednesday Party!

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    August 9, 2013 at 12:34 am (4 years ago)

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  3. Paige Yelle
    August 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm (4 years ago)

    Genius! Gonna try this.

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    November 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm (4 years ago)

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  5. Cassandra
    November 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm (4 years ago)

    I want to make this! How long will it last? Can I make a lot and store it in mason jars to give as gifts?

  6. Cara
    November 27, 2013 at 5:23 am (4 years ago)

    Love this idea. I also would like to know if you can store this to give as gifts.

    • Momasaurus
      December 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi there,
      Great gift idea :) The longest I’ve kept a batch is a week, only because I don’t make a large amount at one time. I’m unsure of exactly how long it will store for but I’m more than willing to try it for ya. I’ll make a batch tonight and will see how long it’s good for and I’ll reply on here again. Thanks for your helpful comment-Happy Holidays

      • Sarah
        December 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm (4 years ago)

        Any update on how long it lasted?

        • Momasaurus
          December 16, 2013 at 8:52 pm (4 years ago)

          So I’ve tested out a few batches to see how long they’d last & it’s been 2 weeks and it still works great; no sign of getting old. I slightly modified the way I make it-I typically don’t care if the grounds are still a little wet but since I wanted this to last longer I thought it might be best to get any extra water out of there so I put the used grounds in a bowl to dry first (I put in my laundry room since it’s always warm in there :)
          Coconut Oil & Honey don’t have to be refrigerated so I just mixed the 3 ingredients together, put a batch in a Mason Jar and it’s still going strong. I’d say this would be a great gift now that I now it will last more than a few days. PS-If you didn’t want to mess with drying used grounds you could try new grounds, just might be a bit grittier. I hope this helps; I really do love this scrub for my face & body. Best of luck!
          Erin