Sugar-free, Homemade Coffee Body Scrub
I had a good laugh when I wrote the title because what would a skin scrub look like on a keto website if it wouldn’t be sugar free? But beyond the joke, this skin scrub really doesn’t contain sugar. The reason, however, is extremely simple. There is no sugar in my home. Ever since I run a keto household I threw away all the sugar. Although, the remaining sugar can be used for skin care too, so next time I will also share a skin scrub recipe made of sugar. However, now let’s stay to the coffee which is popular for many of us.
I love coffee although, despite my European origins, I don’t like short and strong espresso. I prefer milky or creamy versions of coffee. Just don’t have sugar in it! On the other hand, I’m happy, when I feel the fantastic, unmistakable, refreshing coffee scent. No morning can start without it!
If you love coffee, this body scrub is definitely for you. But if you don’t drink coffee, however, you love the smell of coffee, you should definitely try this creamy, coffee smelling scrub!
In summer, when we sunbathe more, it can easily dry out or occasionally burn, blister and then peel our skin. To remedy this, there is no need to buy expensive factory cosmetics, which would be added with preservatives or other non-natural additives. You can easily make yourself this delicious, coffee-scented skin scrub and moisturize your skin while exfoliating. However, under no circumstances use scrub on freshly burned skin! (For the burned skin the best cold sour cream. I learned this from my grandma.)
The most important ingredient is coffee. I want to use all the valuable, good qualities and components in ground coffee (such as tannic acids), not just its rubbing effect, so I use rosted but not brewed ground coffee. The caffeine content of coffee stimulates blood circulation, which is why the coffee extracts are used in anti-cellulite cosmetics in the beauty industry.
The Coconut Oil
INCI: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Coconut oil is pressed from the flesh of coconut, which has approx. 70% fat. Melting point 23-26 ° C. Coconut oil is quickly absorbed into the skin, giving it a soft feeling without fattening it. However, if you have a skin prone to acne use this oil with caution or choose another oil. In beauty care, coconut oil can be found in bath balls, massage blocks, lip care and hair care products.
INCI: Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil
There is no other well-known oil like olive, and it can be found in almost everyone’s kitchen. The same rule applies to beauty care as to food: only cold-pressed, native extra-labeled olive oil has all the good qualities that are known about it. Be careful when shopping!
Olive oil is only very slowly absorbed into the skin while softening it, so it can be used very effectively on rough, dry, dandruff skin. Applying to a bitten wound softens the arm so that it falls off much faster.
Cocoa consists of more than 300 ingredients. It plays an important role in Central American folk medicine. A newly discovered substance, cocoheal, is said to stimulate cell growth, prevent or reduce wrinkles, and speed up wound healing.
The salt cleanses, detoxifies and disinfects the skin, so it is especially recommended for oily, acne-prone skin, has a beneficial effect on excessive sebum production, and stimulates blood circulation. However, it is also excellent for dry skin because it does not allow moisture to evaporate on the surface of the skin. It seals the surface of the skin but does not seal the skin, it continues to breathe. It has an excellent deep cleansing effect, almost “sucking out” dirt from the pores.
Avocado Seed Ground
The seed is full of healthy fats and has a very high antioxidant content, which slows down the aging process of the skin and cells. It also has a rejuvenating effect because it accumulates collagen in the skin.
Almond bran is a by-product of almond oil production. It is added as a gentle exfoliator / scrub for body and face wash creams. It makes the skin surface finer and is an effective aid especially for inflammatory skin diseases (eg acne). Almond flour is richer in ingredients because even its oil is in it.
The finely ground coconut flakes (coconut flour) have an exfoliating effect, helping to remove the top, dead epidermis of the skin. In addition, it has all the positive properties of coconut oil.
Vitamin E / Vitamin E Acetate
INCI: Tocopherol / Tocopheryl Acetate
Vitamin E is used in beauty care mainly due to its antioxidant effect. It is also used as a preservative, extending the shelf life of greases and oils. Vitamin E acetate is more stable than simple vitamin E. Its color is yellowish, soluble in both water and fat. When applied in the right amount (up to 5%), it smoothes the skin, has a cell renewal and anti-inflammatory effect.
How to use it?
If possible, gently rub your skin with a skin eraser while showering. Allow a few minutes for the oils to absorb before washing away the used scrub. Don’t forget to enjoy the fantastic, refreshing coffee smell while!
Traces of sunburn can be seen on my feet. It is no longer sensitive, it just peels the skin. This exfoliator is a great help in removing dead skin and hydrating the skin at the same time. In case of peeling skin, exfoliate carefully, do not rub the new skin.
Sugar-free, Homemade Coffee Body Scrub
- 2 tbsp Avocado oil;
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil;
- 2 tbsp Olive oil;
- 6 tbsp Grounded coffee;
- 1 tbsp Grounded avocado seed;
- 1/2-1 tbsp Grounded Himalayan salt;
- 4 tbsp Almond flour;
- 2 tbsp Coconut flour;
- 1 tbsp Cocoa powder;
- 5 drops Vitamin E
1.) Put grounded coffee with avocado seed and Himalayan salt in a coffee grinder and grind to finer and uniform granules.
2.) Then mix the dry ingredients with the oils. If necessary, melt the coconut oil, stirring it into the mixture. The mixture may be allowed to stand at room temperature for two days before use to allow the beneficial elements to dissolve in the oil mixture.
You can double or triple this amount. Store in a refrigerator no later than the expiration date of the oils.