DIY {Homemade} Body Scrub .Brown Sugar Scrub & Coffee Scrub.

This was all sparked by my wonderful friend Roxanne! We have known each other for over 20 years. We can go a year without talking and when we do it’s like we’ve talked everyday for the last year!  So last night we were talking, I was telling her about My Coupon & Mary Kay Passions, and she was telling me about her DIY homemade BROWN SUGAR BODY SCRUB  & DIY homemade COFFEE BODY SCRUB for CELLULITE Passion! So in honor of her today, I am going to share her secret recipe with you. 😉

•Benefits of a SUGAR BODY SCRUB: One of the little know properties of brown sugar is that is anti-bacterial. Used in World War II to treat wounds, sugar has anti-bacterial properties that make it an ideal beauty product. Not only does it exfoliate, but it won’t cause infection should you roll over a slightly nicked heel or a small cut. A good brown sugar body scrub is composed of a few elements; brown sugar, oil and an essential oil. The sugar exfoliates gently while the oil (typically olive oil or safflower oil or sesame oil) lubricates to prevent damage to the skin. The essential oil (typically lemon or lavender) leaves a fresh scent and masks the scent of the oil.


please do NOT….

  • Don’t use brown sugar scrubs on your face. The skin on your face is very delicate. Using a brown sugar scrub on your face can result in tearing and scratching of delicate skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, so use this type of scrub on other, less delicate areas such as the skin on your knees, elbows, legs or feet.

    Please only use on your amazing body! Thank you

DIY {Homemade} Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Here is the recipe:
 
….Alter the measurements according to how much you need, more or less will work
 
1 cup brown sugar  (to gently exfoliate without drying)
1 cup sea salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil or sesame oil  (to moisturize your skin)
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract (smells good)
•You may also use Organic vanilla extract too!
 
Optional:
 
2 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon
2 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons lavender
¾ cup almond oil
 
 
Application:
When the scrub is complete, be sure to apply it to wet or damp skin. The best time to do this exfoliating scrub is in the shower so that you can rinse it off after application. Apply the scrub directly to your skin and rub it in circular motions with your fingers, or use a washcloth or loofah. Leave on your skin for about 5 mins, then rinse off.
 
 
 
 
•Benefits of a COFFEE BODY SCRUB: No more cellulite. While coffee is wonderful for many reasons, it is actually the caffeine it contains that provides the added health benefits as a scrub. When coffee is applied to the surface of your skin, it helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite.
•Problems with varicose veins. Many people accept varicose veins as a necessary evil–either as a sign of getting older or a predisposition inherited from Mom or Dad. Now with a coffee body scrub skin care routine, you may be able to prevent varicose veins or even make them vanish! The caffeine in a coffee scrub acts as a vascular restrictor–shrinking blood vessels, thus helping to reduce varicose veins.
 

 

DIY {Homemade} Coffee Body Scrub For Cellulite

Here is the recipe:
 
….Alter the measurements according to how much you need, more or less will work
 
2 cups of ground caffeinated coffee (decreases the formation of cellulite)
*Note: The coffee grounds should be very fine. Put the grounds through a coffee grinder twice, if necessary. You may also use grounds after you brew yourself a pot of coffee. Instant coffee works too!
  • Does it matter if the coffee is decaffeinated? Apparently it does, the caffeine is an important ingredient that can’t be skipped.
2 cups of raw sugar or white sugar  (to gently exfoliate without drying)
3 tablespoons olive oil or sesame oil (to moisturize)
 
Optional:
 
2 Tbsp fresh ground cinnamon 
 
 
Application:
When the scrub is complete, be sure to apply it to wet or damp skin. The best time to do this exfoliating scrub is in the shower so that you can rinse it off after application. Apply the scrub directly to your skin and rub it in circular motions with your fingers, or use a washcloth or loofah. Remember the circular motion helps to distribute the caffeine to end cellulite and varicose veins. Leave on your skin for about 5 mins, then rinse off.
 

Here is an amazing facial scrub I wanted to share.

•Visit Whole Living for more amazing homemade goodness recipes! 

•Pineapple Face Scrub•

2/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks (room temperature)
1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
1/4 cup fresh, clean parsley, chopped

Pulse pineapple in a blender, then add oil until almost smooth. Add parsley, and blend carefully so mask doesn’t liquefy.

Apply to skin and leave on for 15 minutes! AMAZING!!!!

Here are some different storage ideas for your homemade goodness!

I made it today!! Amazing!!! 🙂