This 3 ingredient DIY coffee scrub is something that you can make at home and show that cellulite who’s boss. It’s not a cure, but it helps my legs and you might love this too!
Cellulite. Just about every gal has it. It’s super common but that doesn’t mean I’m interested in just accepting it. For the last few years I’ve really started to notice that, as you age, you’ve got to change things up. What worked before doesn’t work anymore.
I’ve started trying more at home remedies to not only save money, but take my aging into my own hands!
This post contains affiliate links. What that means is if you purchase something through one of these links, I may get a little monetary reward. It’s usually only enough to pay for part of a Starbucks coffee (which I won’t be rubbing on my legs), but hey! I’ll take it! Originally posted Sept. 2017.
Coffee totally isn’t just for drinking in the morning. Caffeine is one of the main ingredients in cellulite creams because it helps increase your circulation.
That, along with some manhandling, in the form of your hands or a roller (I just got that one), help to break up the part of the cellulite that makes your legs look cottage cheesey. Which means you may look better naked. And who doesn’t want that?!
There really isn’t anything that can be done for cellulite and stretch marks once you have them. I’ve asked. There is some technology that is starting to come out, like lasers and such, that will help the appearance. But you know that is going to be pretty expensive.
For now, we have to rely on a good diet and a few home remedies like this coffee scrub diy to make our dimple-y skin look better. And some people are predisposed to more cellulite than others so why not eat the cheeseburger, you know?
I first got stretch marks in college. I had a growth spurt and so they were horizontal on my upper thighs. And I hated them. So I hardly ever wore shorts.
The cellulite has really been showing itself in the last few years. As you age and your skin loses elasticity, I think it starts to show more. And I’m really self-conscious about it.
Earlier this summer, I used the last of my favorite coffee scrub. I always use it when I have to be in a bathing suit. I use it about 3 days before I leave on a trip. And I always make sure to get a spray tan too. I might be vain, but if I’m going on a vacation, I like to try to vacation from my insecurities as well.
So while I may take a little time to do these cosmetic things, I feel more comfortable lounging around in a swimsuit coverup and sundresses after I do these things.
And while it may be subtle, I feel like I notice a little change in the appearance of my skin after using the coffee scrub.
How to Make a DIY Coffee Scrub
This DIY coffee scrub for cellulite needs just 3 ingredients. While the coffee scrub provides temporary help, it’s better than nothing! But truly, I notice a difference when I use this! My skin seems smoother and less bumpy. Which is AWESOME!
1/2 cup used coffee grounds
1/2 cup sugar (brown or white sugar will work)
1/4 cup of coconut oil
This is something you can easily put together after making and drinking your morning coffee. And you probably already have sugar and coconut oil hanging around your house. This DIY is super inexpensive!
- Make sure your coconut oil is in a liquid state, and at room temperature or a little bit cooler
- Mix your (cooled) coffee grounds and sugar into the coconut oil
- Store in an airtight container, like these jars
All you do is mix the 3 ingredients together. It can’t get any easier. Really the only thing you need to pay attention to is if the coconut oil is solid or liquid.
If your oil is solid, you need to melt it, but then let it come to room temperature. If it’s hotter than that, it will dissolve the sugar!
How to Use the Coffee Scrub
- Massage a large amount of DIY Coffee Scrub, in a circular motion, on to your cellulite areas (mostly legs, thighs and bottom).
- Let sit on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Rinse and wash with a gentle soap to remove the coconut oil. Or leave it for extra skin hydration!
I like to use it while standing in the shower (usually on a weekend because it does add time on to your routine).
It is very messy. You will want to have a cup in the shower with you to help you wash it down once you’re done. The grounds get everywhere. And I mean in the shower. And you, m’kay?
You will also want to be extra careful since the coconut oil might make the shower slippery.
Use a gentle soap to remove the oily residue from your body. Or leave it if you feel like you need the extra moisture. I have oily skin already so I like to clean it off.
And don’t forget to clean the shower. I usually bring in the shower cleaner with me so I can give it a quick wipe down as soon as my shower is done. Just imagine the next person stepping into a slippery shower…it wouldn’t be pretty.
You can use it a few times a week but I generally do it a few times a month. Or if I am extra lazy, the day before I’m wearing a bathing suit. Results are pretty immediate. And they are temporary (although I am far to lazy to bring this DIY coffee scrub with me on vacation).
This coffee scrub for cellulite would also make a great gift idea! Pair it with a cute little wooden scoop and a towel and gift to your best gals. But make sure they like coffee first. It smells delicious except to people, like my sister, who is revolted by the smell of coffee.
Have you ever used a coffee scrub before? I’m not saying it will make you want to run around naked, but it will help with your confidence a little. If you are looking to make your own, this is the best coffee scrub for cellulite.
Or you can buy this coffee scrub instead. This is the one I’ve used several times and love it!
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If you’re looking for a temporary helper for the appearance of cellulite on your legs and buns, give this DIY coffee scrub a try! It needs just 3-ingredients that you probably have around the house!