Now...I know the words "cellulite reduction" got you to read so I am going to disclose in advance that this will not ELIMINATE cellulite...but, coffee has been used for and sworn by to reduce cellulite in many cultures - so, why not try it! It appears to have originated in Africa and stars like Halle Berry sing it's praises and I don't see any cellulite there- so I am in!
If you are a follower, you know that I am not only trying my best to be organic but that I am also committed (forced) to live frugally so buying an expensive cellulite treatment is NOT in the cards for me. So, I did as I always do and took to the internet. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was a super easy cellulite reducing remedy that I could make at home with ingredients that I already have---SCORE!
This vanilla latte scrub smells AMAZING and is perfect for toning and tightening skin.
How does it work?
Caffeine has been used for years as a
topical treatment for cellulite. It causes the blood vessels to dilate
which increases speed and volume of blood flow. This helps to remove
extra water from our tissue causing firmer skin! It will not ELIMINATE
your cellulite but you will notice a difference!
The best part is that it is SUPER easy to make! It's also pretty easy on the wallet!
**SUPER FRUGAL TIP---You can actually use your coffee grounds AFTER you brew your coffee! Used grounds technically cost you nothing!
***SUPER EASY TIP--Let me do it for you! This scrub is available at my Etsy store for only $8.99. If you use code ETSYROCKS, you will get 15% off!
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1 cup organic coffee
1 cup organic sugar or salt
1/2 cup organic coconut oil (any oil will work)
1 Tbsp organic vanilla
Blend all of the ingredients together. Store in sealed glass container.
Now..the glamorous part!
Definitely use this in the bathtub!
Gently rub into skin. I have heard of people using this on their face but I think it may be a bit too harsh for faces but if your skin isn't as delicate as mine, I hear it leaves your face feeling awake and toned. Use your own judgement there! The coffee and sugar will gently exfoliate while the coconut oil goes to work moisturizing and leaving your skin smooth and refreshed. Rinse clean and enjoy you soft skin!
Now for the truth: You will probably NOT see results day 1 but you are on your way to more toned skin AND you smell amazing!
I hope you enjoy your scrub and your baby soft skin! Do you have a favorite DIY scrub? I would love to hear about it!
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