Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY Cellulite Scrub


I know the dreaded word cellulite, none of us ladies want it.
We call it orange peel syndrome or cottage cheese skin.
The secret ingredient in this scrub is the caffeine in the coffee.
Caffeine is effective for promoting circulation and treating cellulite,
that is why many high end spas use it in skincare treatments.
This scrub consists of a wonderful concoction from the coffee,
a powerful caffeinated exfoliate,
which effectively treats and fights cellulite.



DIY Cellulite Scrub Recipe
Ingredients:
  • ½ Cup of Fresh Ground Coffee
  • ¼ Cup of Sea Salt
  • ¼ Cup of Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup of Sweet Almond Oil or Olive Oil


Directions:
Mix together the coffee, sugar, and salt.  Then pour in the sweet almond oil, and stir until mixed well. Spoon the scrub into a clean jar with a tight fitting lid and store in a cool dark place.
How To Use:
While in the shower, massage the scrub into your skin in a circular motion, focusing on the front and back of your upper thighs or bum.  Rinse off well with warm water.
Tips:
  • Cellulite is a very common, and is something that affects all ages, shapes, and sizes.
  • You can see improvement in cellulite by avoiding fatty foods and junk foods.
  • Cellulite forms when fat cells beneath the skin enlarge, restricting the blood flow and circulation, thus causing fluid buildup that enlarges the fat cells. Causing a bumpy lumpy appearance under the skin. I know, no one wants it, yuck cellulite.
  • Using this caffeine scrub to exfoliate twice a week will visibly smooth out your cellulite.
  • Caffeine reduces redness of the skin. It also firms and tightens surface of your skin through constriction, that is why it reduces the appearance of cellulite.
  • Another effective way to treat or prevent cellulite is to dry brush your skin.  Use a soft bristled brush and gently press on your skin in circular motion.
  • Take a hard look at the ingredients in the soaps, body washes and moisturisers you use daily. Do you know what each ingredient is?  Avoid toxins that can be found in most commercial skincare products.  Toxins encourage water retention and the result is cellulite, uneven bumpy skin that can be found on our bottoms, hips and thighs.
  • Daily exercise also prevents cellulite from ever forming, get up and start moving.
  • Drink a lot of water, daily.  It does wonders for clearing your skin, naturally flushing toxins from your body, hydrating and giving you a natural glow.


The great thing about using this DIY cellulite scrub is that it is made at home
with common household ingredients, and practically free.
The downside to using coffee grounds cellulite cream is that it can be messy.
I truly believe that it is so worth the effort and mess.
;o)
Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to read my post.

I’d love to keep in touch.  ;o)
Smiles, Paula

41 comments:

  1. I really want to try this! It looks so simple and something I definately need work on. Thanks for the receipe. Your brilliant!
    Kate

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  2. I bet this smells good. I don't drink coffee and I don't think I have problem with cellulite but will keep this in mind.

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  3. I definitely need this. Thanks for sharing. I've got my share of lumps.
    I love all the info.

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  4. Hey Paula! Sorry I haven't responded to your email, but it's been a hectic couple weeks for me. I don't think I'll be doing the link share this time, but maybe in the future! :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing, sounds like a good exfoliator as well. Could used coffee grounds work for this?

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    1. I would recommend using fresh coffee grounds, for the full caffeine benefit. Thanks for stopping by. ;o)

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  6. I read that caffeine is good for your skin....this looks amazing. I love homemade anything!


    Thanks for sharing.
    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  7. This is brilliant! I am so going to make this :) Did I mention that you are a genius?

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    1. This is one of my favorite scrubs, enjoy this yummy smelling home spa treatment. Thanks for your sweet comment, it put a smile on my face. ;o)

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  8. I so need this. It is amazing how the cellulite appears as you get older. :-S Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  9. I've heard reviews about the amazing effects of caffeine scrub onto cellulite. This combination has also been used by lots of spas nationwide, so why don't we just make our own scrub at home and skip shelling out a few thousands for medical spas?

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  10. Will this help ev genetic cellulite? i am convinced that mine is genetic because i am only 15, and quite skinny, but i still have it

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    1. Give it a try and see if your have improvement. ;o)

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    1. It should last about a year stored in a sealed container in a cool and dark place. Thanks for stopping by. ;o)

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  12. Do the ingredients clog your shower drain??? Anyone try this and have issues with that?

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    1. I have had no issues with the coffee scrub clogging the shower drain.

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  13. Thanks for sharing! I use coffee grounds in one of my soap blends which has an exfoliating effect and I make a yummy chocolate sugar scrub but it looks like you've combined a few great ingredients to use pre soaping up...definitely going to give it a whirl.

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  14. Do you use fresh coffee grounds straight out of the can or should i brew them first?

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    1. I recommend that you use fresh coffee grounds for the best skin benefits. ;o)

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  15. I was wondering if you can use epsom salt in place of sea salt

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    1. Yes, epsom salt is a wonderful replace for the sea salt.

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  16. How long do you massage this on yourself ? also coffee grounds help clean the drain. its our hair that clogs it.

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    1. Simply rub for a few seconds in a circular motion on your legs and bum. Thanks for stopping by, for leaving a comment. ;o)

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  17. It looks like you used coarse sea salt, though I have both coarse and fine. Would fine work too, or a combination of both? I've used coarse sea salt in scrubs before and it resulted in more of it falling off my skin and onto the shower floor, and I wasn't too thrilled. Thanks!

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    1. Oh yes, feel free to use fine salt in this recipe. ;o)

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  18. Ugh! I really needed this. I really don't want to spend money on those creams and what not. Does anyone know how long it takes for it to see results?

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  19. Do you think this could still work with instant coffee?

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    1. Feel free to use instant coffee if that is what you have on hand. ;o)

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  20. i used more oil in mine like 1/2 cup

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  21. I can't wait to try this! Hopefully combined with a better diet and exercise, it will help me feel more confident this summer to wear a suit and swim with my daughter :) Not sure if you would know or not, but I plan on trying detox baths (with epsom salt and baking soda). Since your pores are open after the soak, do you think it's possible to benefit more from this scrub directly after the bath? Or what about just using a higher caffeinated coffee? I've seen a brand that is supposed to be 3X the caffeine of a regular brew. I brewed and drank it, but it did nothing for me as far as giving me extra energy so I don't really know how potent it really is.

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  22. Bath and Body Works used to sell a coffee scrub and I loved it. Of course, since I loved it, they stopped carrying it! I'm so happy to see your post! Thank you! I'm going to make some tomorrow for Mother's Day gifts!

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  23. Just made a batch...smells good! What time frame before you started noticing results? (I understand results will vary depending on amount of cellulite you have ~ just need an approx. time frame) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I would recommend that you use it twice a week until you see some results. Happy Scrubbing!

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  24. Great recipe!! What is the shelf life?

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    1. I would recommend using this scrub up with in about a month. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;o)

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  25. I have been using a homemade coffee scrub for two weeks now and it is just fabulous. My skin looks brighter and my skin actually feels healthier. I've had no issues with it clogging up my drain either. I was originally using Olive Oil but I recently switched over to coconut Oil and it feels less oily. Do u think the switch in oils will have the same optimum results? I have very deep post pregnancy stretch marks not cellulite, but it does seem to have helped them too. Thank you for the recipe, I havent been using sea salt in my scrub and look forward to this added exfoliating ingredient.

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    1. Using coconut oil in this scrub sounds amazing, I am going to give it a try. Thanks for tip, and for stopping by my blog. ;o)

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  26. I am def trying this! I wonder if putting a few drops of my doterra oils...like Citrus Bliss or Wild Orange would be a good addition? hmmmm I'll have to try it out! Thanks for the recipe!! :)

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  27. I am going to try this now but I have 2 questions. I don't have sea salt but I can go get some, would table salt work? And can you use this as a wrap for a greater effect. I've heard of applying wraps with a heating pad and it helps it work faster. Thanks so much.

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    1. Yes table salt would be fine to use as a substitute for the sea salt in this body scrub. As far as the wrap I am not sure about that, give it a try. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Scrubbing! ;o)

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