Mmm is there anything better than the smell of coffee in the morning?
I’m not even a coffee drinker but that smell just perks me right on up.
And it turns out coffee may also help perk up your derrière. Well kind of…
Coffee helps decrease the appearance of cellulite when applied topically.
Cellulite and I are old frenemies. We’re friends because it lives on my body and I think the human body is just fascinating and awesome and amazing and something to be respected. But we’re enemies because it’s just flat-out annoying (you feel me or what?). I know I’m not alone in this because a study in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy found that nearly 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite.
The caffeine in coffee helps to tighten skin and smooth cellulite by increasing circulation to the area. The action of scrubbing also increases circulation and stimulates lymphatic flow, which makes this DIY all-natural vanilla latte body scrub work double duty!
But don’t expect to use this scrub once and instantly see results (if only it were that easy!). Results are seen when applying caffeine (as with this scrub) regularly.
DIY All-Natural Vanilla Latte Body Scrub
- 1/3 cup ground organic coffee
- 1/3 cup organic sugar
- 2 tbs mild-scented body oil such as apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, or grape seed oil
- 1 tbs ground vanilla bean powder
- An 8-oz jar (I especially love these mason jars for body scrubs)
Mix everything together and voilà! You have yourself a homemade all-natural vanilla latte body scrub.
For best results, aim to use this scrub 2-3 times a week for multiple weeks.
NOTE: Be sure to avoid getting moisture in your body scrub, which provides the perfect breeding-ground for bacteria. We don’t want that.