MUD BODY SCRUB - Which is basically a sugar and coffee scrub and let me just say.. I love it! Especially because the coffee has such great benefits for your skin.
As you have probably noticed, Coffee and Caffeine are showing up all over in beauty products due to their tightening and antioxidant effects on the skin, which is especially important during the weight loss process. Caffeine, works on skin in the three primary ways: as a vasoconstrictor, an antioxidant, and a diuretic. Applied topically caffeine helps to redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite. It also acts as a vasorestrictor, tightening and shrinking blood vessels thereby helping eliminate varicose veins.
AND....It can make you feel more alert too, due to the fact that you associate the smell with the invigorating effects of drinking coffee.
What you will need:
1 C Sugar (white, brown, cane)
5 TBSP Coffee grounds
1/4 C oil (veggie oil, almond oil, extra virgin olive oil, baby oil…)
1 tsp Peppermint Extract
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Mix sugar and coffee.
Add small amounts of oil to the sugar/coffee mix until everything is coated.
Add any fragrance you like. I chose to use Peppermint and Vanilla and they blend well with the coffee aroma.
Mix well and You’re ready to enjoy your Mud Body Scrub.
If you happen to find it a little watery from the oil, just add a little more sugar and/or coffee.
◦ If you have sensitive skin, do not add coffee grounds and use brown sugar (as it is less abbrasive)
◦ If you would like a coarser scrub, try 1/2 C of sugar and 1/2 C of coffee grounds.
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