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:
- Premature aging
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.