DIY Coffee & Coconut Oil Beauty Treatment

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Hey there, readers! I’m here this month to share another easy and economical DIY, but this time it’s a beauty treatment you can use for some well-deserved pampering.

A coffee and coconut oil beauty scrub is the perfect all-over beauty treatment that can be used during your daily shower, or as a face mask once or twice a week.

After making the transition to natural beauty products more than a year ago, I’ve recently added this exfoliating and invigorating scrub into my routine. It leaves my skin glowing, as well as super silky smooth.

 

Why Coffee?

Known for its energizing effects and ability to easily penetrate the skin, caffeine is regularly added to some beauty products to stimulate circulation and create glowing skin. Additionally, caffeine’s antioxidant properties protect cells against harmful UV radiation, slowing the process of photoaging. It also prevents excessive accumulation of fat in cells that cause cellulite. Couple all that with the amazing hydration of coconut oil and you have one highly, efficient and effective beauty treatment.

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What you’ll need:

  •  1 cup coffee grounds (either new or used, but organic is best)
  • 1 cup coconut oil (organic, virgin, unrefined,  & cold pressed is best)
  • Re-sealable container

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1.Scoop 1 cup of coconut oil into a glass dish. Heat the oil in the microwave until it melts, but isn’t extremely hot.

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2. Pour melted coconut oil over 1 cup of coffee grounds and stir until all grounds are saturated with oil.

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3. Pour coffee and oil mixture into a re-sealable container. The oil will harden as it cools. Store for up to 2 months.

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Application Tips

Mix up this basic coffee and coconut oil recipe and use it daily in the shower as an all-over exfoliating scrub. Massage the scrub into the skin and focus on any trouble areas by leaving the mixture on while you shampoo or condition, then rinse. Use a wash cloth to wipe away remaining coconut oil if you feel too slippery.

Once a week, spread the coffee scrub evenly on your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Gently massage the scrub into your skin before rinsing with warm water and a wash cloth and patting dry.

Once your skin is accustomed to this regular beauty treatment, add in brown sugar and/or Epsom salt to the coffee and experiment with other oils, such as olive or jojoba.

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Have fun and enjoy your super smooth, glowing skin!

Love,

ME

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Mary Evett is best known for being a stay-at-home mom of 3 athletic boys and turning thrift shop finds into fashionable DIY projects. She has a degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and spent time in the real world working in advertising and marketing, but she found her niche after becoming a mom and refinishing her first piece of furniture. She writes about her testosterone-driven life on her personal blog JustMomMatters, and is a regular contributor to ModernMom, the Bump, eHow, Examiner, GlobalPost, and SFGate. When she’s not playing the referee or writing, you’ll find her in her garage sanding, painting, cutting, or gluing something together.

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DIY Coffee & Coconut Oil Beauty Treatment

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Hey there, readers! I’m here this month to share another easy and economical DIY, but this time it’s a beauty treatment you can use for some well-deserved pampering.

A coffee and coconut oil beauty scrub is the perfect all-over beauty treatment that can be used during your daily shower, or as a face mask once or twice a week.

After making the transition to natural beauty products more than a year ago, I’ve recently added this exfoliating and invigorating scrub into my routine. It leaves my skin glowing, as well as super silky smooth.

 

Why Coffee?

Known for its energizing effects and ability to easily penetrate the skin, caffeine is regularly added to some beauty products to stimulate circulation and create glowing skin. Additionally, caffeine’s antioxidant properties protect cells against harmful UV radiation, slowing the process of photoaging. It also prevents excessive accumulation of fat in cells that cause cellulite. Couple all that with the amazing hydration of coconut oil and you have one highly, efficient and effective beauty treatment.

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What you’ll need:

  •  1 cup coffee grounds (either new or used, but organic is best)
  • 1 cup coconut oil (organic, virgin, unrefined,  & cold pressed is best)
  • Re-sealable container

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1.Scoop 1 cup of coconut oil into a glass dish. Heat the oil in the microwave until it melts, but isn’t extremely hot.

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2. Pour melted coconut oil over 1 cup of coffee grounds and stir until all grounds are saturated with oil.

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3. Pour coffee and oil mixture into a re-sealable container. The oil will harden as it cools. Store for up to 2 months.

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Application Tips

Mix up this basic coffee and coconut oil recipe and use it daily in the shower as an all-over exfoliating scrub. Massage the scrub into the skin and focus on any trouble areas by leaving the mixture on while you shampoo or condition, then rinse. Use a wash cloth to wipe away remaining coconut oil if you feel too slippery.

Once a week, spread the coffee scrub evenly on your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Gently massage the scrub into your skin before rinsing with warm water and a wash cloth and patting dry.

Once your skin is accustomed to this regular beauty treatment, add in brown sugar and/or Epsom salt to the coffee and experiment with other oils, such as olive or jojoba.

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Have fun and enjoy your super smooth, glowing skin!

Love,

ME

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Mary Evett is best known for being a stay-at-home mom of 3 athletic boys and turning thrift shop finds into fashionable DIY projects. She has a degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and spent time in the real world working in advertising and marketing, but she found her niche after becoming a mom and refinishing her first piece of furniture. She writes about her testosterone-driven life on her personal blog JustMomMatters, and is a regular contributor to ModernMom, the Bump, eHow, Examiner, GlobalPost, and SFGate. When she’s not playing the referee or writing, you’ll find her in her garage sanding, painting, cutting, or gluing something together.

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