I like the idea of whipping up an at home spa treatment with ingredients found in my kitchen cupboard. Recently, I came across not one, but two coffee scrubs and I thought I should tell you about them.

The first one, from Spa Index is an exfoliation scrub. All you need is:
  • 2 cups of coarsely ground coffee

  • 1/2 cup raw sugar or sea salt

  • 2-3 T massage oil, or olive Here's what you do:
    Mix all ingredients together. Apply in hot shower after your skin is evenly moistened and your pores are open. Using wide, circular motions, rub the coffee mixture onto your skin with strong, even pressure. Rinse off, pat skin dry, and apply a thin layer of your favorite body lotion.
    The second coffee rub, from Care2claims to be a cellulite buster. I have seen many spas offering coffee cellulite treatments, and I don't believe anything like scrubbing your bum with coffee will get rid of the dimples. Cellulite occurs in 50 - 90 % of women regardless of their age or clothing size. But this scrub is an interesting variation on the coffee theme so I am sharing it with you.
    Want to see what you need for this one? Then read more

  • 1/4 cup warm used, caffeinated coffee grounds

  • tablespoon of olive oil

  • newspaper

  • 1 roll of plastic wrap Here's what you do:
    Mix coffee and olive oil. Place newspaper on your bathroom floor. Apply coffee mixture to the cellulite area with your hands or a loofah. Some will fall onto the floor, hence the newspaper, you just need a thin layer of the scrub on your skin.
    Wrap the area with plastic wrap, and keep it covered for several minutes. This might be a good time to give yourself a pedicure.
    When your toe nail polish is dry, or you're just plain bored of hanging out dressed in nothing but coffee and plastic wrap, unwrap yourself and brush off the excess coffee mixture. Shower with warm water.
    It is suggested that for best results you should repeat this process twice a week.
    So maybe coffee is a pick me up for the skin too.