Hello, Picket Fence Friends, this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. I am once again excited to be here visiting with you. Spring is is full swing and Summer is just around the corner. And, you know what that means! YES, you guessed it!! It means, it’s time to Exfoliate and Get our bodies ready for Summer Wearing Clothes.
I LOVE the smell of Coffee, however I can’t not stand drinking this stuff. I know I am probably being looked at pretty strange at this point and your thinking, WHAT!?!?! You don’t like coffee. I think my dislike for Coffee goes back to my childhood.
My parents always drank it in the mornings ( this was back when Coffee was considered an Adult drink ). I remember LOVING the smell of Fresh Brewed Coffee and thinking this stuff has got to taste as Good as it Smells. ( boy was I wrong ) I was allowed one morning to take a sip of this Dark, Mysterious, Wonderfully Fragrant drink. I began to take my first sip, (with my Nose still Filled with Coffee aroma) only to be met with a bitter taste in my mouth. Yes, there was Sugar and Cream in the Coffee and even that couldn’t sway me into taking another sip. I realized at that moment, that NOT all things taste as GOOD as they smell. Now! I do realize, I am probably stepping on, some Coffee Loving toes, right now. So I am here to say that I am not TOTALLY against Coffee. I am only against drinking it. (but you are probably saying, that is the BEST thing about Coffee. Is DRINKING it ) So I guess will have to settle on 2 out of 3. I LOVE the smell and I LOVE it’s topical abilities. And, I’ll leave the Drinking it to you. :
There is something to be said, about Coffee commercials. You know the one’s I’m talking about! Where the Husband and Wife are stumbling out of bed in the morning, half asleep and barely able to make it down the stairs. Only to be Vibrantly awakened, by the Smell of Fresh Brewing Coffee.
Research shows that you actually DON’T have to drink coffee to feel the Relaxing effects. The aroma itself has a way of stimulating the brain and relaxing your Hormone levels, reduce the gene activity in your brain and help with sleep deprivation
In Lab rat studies it showed the rats (that were stressed by lack of sleep) that inhaled coffee aromas, were compared with rats that were also sleep deprived, who had NOT smelled the coffee aroma.
Showed the rats that smelled the coffee had differing levels of activity in 17 genes, and 13 of them had differential expressions between the stress group and the stress with coffee group. This included proteins with healthy antioxidant activity that can protect nerve cells from stress-related damage.
So Coffee seems to have a RELAXING effect even without being sipped. Now, that’s my kind of Coffee.
Not only is Coffee beneficial in it’s Aroma, it is also beneficial as a Body Scrub as well as Reducing Cellulite. The exfoliating process stimulates the blood and your lymph flow, while tightening your skin. I personally use this twice a week as a Full Body Scrub including my face. It’s amazing how relaxed and how smooth my skin feels after.
The Organic Coffee Scrub can be a bit messy. So it is best to exfoliate in the Shower. That way your mess just goes right down the drain, instead of on your bathroom floor.
This Organic Coffee Scrub, takes only minutes to make.
If you are going to making this often, I would suggest buying your Coffee from Costco or other Bulk stores. It will be much more cost effective in the long run.
Buying your Coffee in WHOLE BEANS is recommended. Your scrubs will be that much Fresher.
(ground coffee will work as well.)
If using Whole Beans you will need to Grind your Coffee in a Coffee Grinder or Food Processor.
I used 1/2 cup of GROUND coffee beans. 4-5 Tbs of Organic Coconut Oil. 4-5 Tbs of Organic Sugar.
Pour your sugar in a mixing bowl with your Ground Coffee.
Scoop in your Organic Coconut Oil.
Continue to mix until all ingredients are well blended.
If you feel your Coffee Scrub is to dry you can add in more oil, if needed.
Place you Organic Coffee Scrub in a Glass Jar and Store in the Fridge or Bathroom. If your using Coconut Oil, it will harden in Cooler Temps, but will warm up and soften in your hands. You can also run your Glass Jar on Warm/Hot water if needed.
Organic Coffee Scrub makes a Fabulous gift for your friends and family. But it also makes a wonderful gift for, YOU!!!
Pamper yourself today and your Amazing Summer Glow, will thank you for it.
Your Coffee Scrub will last up to a month.
If you don’t plan on using it often or your wanting to make it as gifts. You may consider adding, Vitamin E oil or sea salt. These are natural preservatives and are great for using in your homemade Sugar or Coffee scrubs.
Our daughter is like you in that she loves the smell but is not a coffee drinker. I can’t wait to let her know there are benefits in the aroma. This is a great recipe. Thanks.
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
This looks ahhhmazing. I die – I love the smell of coffee. thanks for sharing, Angelina!! Pinned!
Thank you for this post, but I noticed the coconut oil was crossed out? I want to try this it sounds amazing.
At The Picket Fence says
Hi Gail! The link to the coconut oil should be fine now! 🙂
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Definitely trying this!
I’m not a coffee drinker either. It makes me too jittery, but I love this idea and may try it. Could instant coffee be used along with the sugar or do you need the roughness of the ground coffee for the exfoliation? Love the way you packaged it too.
I used to sneak Coke Zero in a big coffee thermos and sip on it to fit in during assembly at my kids’ school. I can still do this, but what if I exfoliate with this scrub? Won’t it drive all the mommies mad?
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I just love coffee and its smell…this looks wonderful…love the combination of coffee and coconut…will have to try this!
A-1 Basement Solutions says
Very interesting. My dad is the same way – loves the smell but not the taste!