by Emma Peters May 17, 2017

Coffee scrub is all the buzz right now in stores and all over Instagram and it’s easy to see why. Coffee is full of anti-oxidants and caffeine in coffee can temporarily tone and tighten the skin by increasing circulation and reducing water retention.

peppermint coffee scrubAlong with the smoothing exfoliating texture of ground coffee to slough off dead skin cells and get the lymph fluid working, you’ve got the perfect cellulite fighting coffee scrub recipe! Well, almost!

To intensify the glorious benefits of this scrub, add a little peppermint oil. A pure therapeutic grade peppermint oil has antioxidant,  anti-inflammatory, and invigorating properties. Giving your morning coffee (scrub) an extra-pick-me-up.

Peppermint coffee scrub recipe

  • 1/2 Cup Ground Coffee (organic would be the way to go, use it after your morning brew, why waste?)
  • 1/2 Cup Himalayan Salt, very fine grind
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 2 Drops Peppermint Oil (make sure it’s Pure therapeutic grade)
  • Mix all ingredients together and store in a glass jar. Scrub away!

So simple, but so many benefits

Coffee scrub not only cleanses the skin, but is also soothing, nourishing, and moisturising.

Using an all-natural scrub further reduces exposure to toxins, minimising the chemical load on the body.

Caffeine tightens the skin by restricting blood vessels. Over time it reduces inflammation and swelling.

Scrub Tips

Go ahead and apply to the face, but do be careful not to go too close to the more sensitive areas around the eyes.

Once it's been applied, give it five minutes to dry on your skin and absorb.

Don't exfoliate more than about three times per week.

Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

She’ll help you find the what, learn the why, nail the how, and everything in between.

Letting you know more, wear better, and start making beautiful choices: from the inside, out.


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