Make your skin like silk
A Special treat for your body and your senses to reveal healthy, soft, glowing skin.
1/2 cup fresh ground coffee
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
10 drops peppermint essential oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Step 1: Combine sugar and coffee grounds in a bowl.
Step 2: Slowly pour coconut oil into the mixture and stir while adjusting the consistency.
Step 3: Add peppermint oil and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
Step 4: Store in an air tight glass jar and use within two weeks
Brown sugar contains glycolic acid that has anti-bacterial properties. Besides, it is a natural humectant and traps moisture from the surrounding environment to hydrate your skin. It is also significantly softer on the skin than sea salts or granulated sugar.
Vanilla extract has anti-inflammatory properties.
And peppermint essential oil has invigorating properties making it the perfect partner for coffee. You will love its cool, tingly effect on the skin.
- Coffee is a natural exfoliator that lifts dead skin cells and dirt leaving the skin with a smoother surface.
- Its antioxidants offer a more radiant, even toned, glowing skin.
- Its aromatic appeal wakes up the brain and helps reduce the stress that comes from sleep deprivation.
- The caffeine in coffee is also supposed to dilate blood vessels and reduce the appearance of cellulite, although more research is needed on this. Still, caffeine brightens your skin and is used on many skin care products.