Coffee Turmeric Scrub
A common morning booster for many people, coffee is known to refresh your body and mind. What people don’t know is that it also works wonders for skin. Coffee is an excellent exfoliator and helps in stimulating blood flow, which reduces acne and even cellulite and stretch marks. Important coffee face pack benefits are that its rich antioxidants remove dead cells and impurities, making skin smoother and brighter looking.
Easy coffee and turmeric scrub recipe
This is one of those recipes that you can adjust to suit your needs. Got super dry skin? Why not add in a little milk or aloe vera for an ultra-moisturizing effect. Suffer from infections or icky skin overgrowths like an athlete’s foot? You might want to add in a little raw honey for an antibacterial component. Feel free to experiment with what works for you, because everybody’s skin is different!
- 1/4 cup Orgatma turmeric powder
- 1/2 cup coffee grounds
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tbsp Orgatma virgin coconut oil
- 1 tbsp Orgatma forest honey (optional)
Pour two cups of water into a saucepan and add in a quarter cup of ground turmeric. Simmer the mixture over medium heat, stirring regularly, until a thick paste begins to form. This may take a while, so be patient!
After your turmeric paste has formed, transfer the paste into a wide-mouthed jar or bowl and add in your coffee grounds. Stir thoroughly to ensure it is evenly mixed through, and at this point, you can add in your coconut oil or honey.
The coconut oil adds more of a moisturizing element to the scrub, while the honey adds an antibacterial element.
Keep in mind that both these additions can cause the scrub to turn semi-solid below room temperature, so you’ll need to keep it in a warm spot of the house or put it in the sun for a while before you use it.
How to use the coffee and turmeric scrub?
Now that your coffee and turmeric scrub is ready, it’s time to use it! Scoop a dollop out with your hand and apply it to your face, like you would a face mask.
You can also apply it to any other area of your body you like! Leave the coffee and turmeric scrub on for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove it with a hot face cloth or in the shower.
If your skin looks a little stained afterward, simply apply some virgin coconut oil and gently rub the area with a cotton pad to remove it.
Because the coffee grounds are a strong exfoliant, it’s best not to use this coffee and turmeric scrub more than once a week. Even at this low application rate, you’ll likely see excellent results almost immediately.
Scrub away and enjoy!