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April 7 2021

3 Cons of Body Scrub DIY Coffee Recipes

At first glance, the homemade version of a coffee scrub might seem like a good idea.

All you have to do is grind some coffee beans, add in some coconut oil, and bam, you're done. Right?

Actually, no. There’s a lot more in creating that prime coffee scrub — full of invigorating skin benefits.

In fact, using a DIY coffee body scrub has three cons. For example, a homemade coffee scrub:

  • Can create micro-tears in your skin
  • Might not be as powerful as you think
  • Is not worth the mess

While a qualified and experienced company who makes coffee scrubs, such as The Coffee Scrub, can offer several pros such as:

  • Thorough and properly ground coffee that is safe and effective 
  • Contains multiple ingredients that are valuable and useful for skin health
  • No mess or clean-up at all

Plus, The Coffee Scrub smells spa-worthy and sends you to a pampered paradise. While a DIY coffee scrub will smell like coffee (although who’s complaining?) and whatever essential oils you have on hand.

Don’t believe us? Listen to what one of our customers had to say: 

“I’m one of the most dedicated coffee lovers I know lol and after the first time I used the French vanilla scrub I literally wanted to bite my arm. My skin has never felt so soft so smooth this is one amazing product!! Thank you thank you!!!!”

- Mandy S.

Girlfriend, the french vanilla coffee scrub is one of our favorites too! It smells like heaven-on-earth. However, we suggest not biting your arm.

But before we look at more reviews, let’s have a more in-depth discussion about how a DIY coffee scrub can create microtears on your skin.

The Coffee Grounds In a DIY Coconut Oil and Coffee Body Scrub Aren't Safe

A new trend has swept through the internet and social media. Using used coffee grounds as a facial and body scrub as a means to recycle.

And hey, we are all for recycling. In fact, this would be a brilliant idea except for one thing; the coffee grounds you are scrubbing your face with weren't ground with your skin in mind.

Actually, they were ground up with the intentions of making coffee and drinking it. Which generally means the coffee beans were ground up rather carelessly with one end goal in sight.

To grind up the beans until they resemble coarse grounds to make that magical bean juice. Who cares if they are jagged and sharp?

Well, it’s true your cup of coffee won't care. But your skin will.

With that said, whether you’d use:

  • Pre-packaged coffee grounds
  • Leftover coffee grounds 
  • Fresh ground coffee

You’re running the risk of damaging your skin. You see ladies, coffee grounds can be sharp and rigidly shaped.

And when you scrub yourself with these grounds, you can scratch and damage the surface of your beautiful skin. For example, the skin damage caused by rough coffee grounds can look like:

  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Inflammation
  • Premature aging
  • Irritation

Yeah, it’s pretty scary, right? DIY coffee scrub recipes are not worth that skin damage.

Plus, a homemade scrub won't be as powerful as a professional-grade scrub from The Coffee Scrub.

Your DIY Coffee Scrub Won’t Be As Powerful As You Think 

If you are like most of us, your curiosity and interest for coffee body scrubs began to grow once you read a list of common benefits such as:

  • Reduced inflammation and acne
  • Improved blood circulation and skin completion
  • A decrease in the appearance of cellulite and dimples

And what a list that is. Who doesn't want clear, invigorated, and sleek skin?

But it is important to understand that the quality of your coffee beans is directly related to the quality of your results.

In fact, you must use organic coffee beans and organic ingredients in general for superior results — just like The Coffee Scrub.

We Are 100% Organic — Only Using Organic Coffee Beans and Other Organic Ingredients

Either you are an organic junkie like us or you are wondering if organic is really necessary.

If you’re like us, then us saying organic is necessary makes complete sense. But if you’re on the fence about it, let us explain why we are pro-organic.

In fact, at The Coffee Scrub, we are 100% organic which means we use organic everything. From organic coffee grounds to organic grapeseed oil and vitamin E.

So, what is the difference between organic and non-organic? For example, organic farmers:

  • Use all-natural pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that have been approved for organic food production
  • Do not use genetically modified organisms (GMO’s)
  • Do not use growth hormones
  • Do not use ionizing radiation (a way of preserving food with radiation)

While non-organic crops and farmers freely and generously:

  • Use human-made (synthetic) and chemical-based pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers 
  • Use genetically modified crops and organisms
  • Use growth hormones 
  • Use radiation to preserve their crops and food

So, when using a purely organic coffee scrub, your skin will soak in the natural goodness of coffee grounds and the other valuable ingredients.

As opposed to using a non-organic coffee scrub that has been grown with chemicals, pesticides, growth hormones, and possibly preserved with radiation.

Even though not enough studies have been done since these practices have started to clearly identify the health effects, many fear the long-term effects of using and eating non-organic crops is detrimental.

And we believe in erring on the side of caution and treating your skin like a true coffee goddess would — with organic goodness.

But let's dive into the third and final con of a homemade coffee body scrub recipe; the mess.

Messy Is a DIY Coffee Scrub’s Middle Name 

It should come as no shock to you that a do-it-yourself coffee scrub can turn into a complete and utter mess.

For example, let's take the two main ingredients in a homemade coffee scrub — coconut oil and coffee grounds.

When either of those ingredients spill, you'll be cleaning up the mess for days. Literally.

Remember that time you split coffee grounds in your kitchen? And it went everywhere. All over the counter, the floor, and somehow it even got into the next room.

And then we have slippery, slimy, and spillable oil. Combine that with coffee grounds and you’ve got a recipe for a disaster.

So, if you’ve got a tight schedule, kids, or work, you know you don't have time for an extra mess to clean up.

Save yourself a mess and go with The Coffee Scrub. Even if you have the time, doesn’t a spa treatment feel so much more luxurious when you don't have to do any work?

Skip the Cons of a DIY Coffee Scrub and Embrace Our Coffee Scrub Instead

Remember the three cons of a homemade coffee body scrub we discussed earlier? A DIY scrub can:

  • Damage your skin
  • Might not be very effective
  • Can wreak havoc in your kitchen

I mean ladies, why create a body scrub that consists of those three things? You might as well kiss your beautiful skin and clean(ish) kitchen good-bye.

But thankfully, The Coffee Scrubis here to save the day for all of us ladies who would love to embrace the benefits of an organic coffee scrub that has been professionally made.

And our customers agree! In fact, here is just a few raving reviews among the hundreds we receive:

 “I love this scrub, it leaves my skin so soft & energized. The scent is wonderful, it's like showering I'm a fresh brewed coffee pot”

- Lisa Guarino

“I have been using this product for over a year now! Makes me skin feel amazing and the smell of coffee is refreshing. Once in awhile I use it on my face gently, and the results are amazing! Soft supple skin!”

- Dana Ehlers

“I have very reactive skin due to a rare disease, and this scrub has saved my skin while living in the Arctic! Best scrub I’ve ever used in my 40 years! Thank you!!!!”

- Megan Hajworonsky

Are you interested in diving deeper into the benefits of an organic coffee scrub?

Check out our blog for all the amazing coffee benefits to be had.

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