I love anything DIY, especially beauty DIY's!
In the summer I make a lime/coconut/seasalt scrub, it's always such a big hit as a hostess gift or birthday present.
With multiple parties and birthdays coming up this month I was about to trek to Wild By Nature & pick up some coconuts for a big batch of my scrub, when I came across an awesome recipe for a Seasalt/Coffee version. With a special added ingredient, this turns into a great cellulite reducer too! & who doesn't need that?!
This recipe is super simple!
Start with good quality ingredients, organic, non gmo is ideal.
I'm lucky to have multiple health food stores available locally, but the ingredients I used for today's batch all came from HomeGoods!
1 cup coffee grounds
1 cup Sea Salt (or you can sub with coarse raw brown sugar)
1/2 cup melted, not boiled, organic coconut oil
If the mixture is too "wet" or settles with a layer of oil on top, add more dry ingredients.
Mix well, and store in an airtight glass jar. Or a super freakin cute jar, like the one I used!
Click the Read More button below for the secret cellulite busting ingredient.
I've gone through my 20's and into my 30's with out a spot of cellulite (don't hate me). But after about 8 months of indulgent behaviour, and not much exercise I've finally been hit with the cellulite stick!
With summer kinda-sorta-eventually approaching, I've been looking for some natural cellulite remedies. Plus i'm a complete lunatic when it comes to researching anything that ails me....i'm a walking web m.d.
Here's what I've learned:
Cellulite's kryptonite is caffeine.
It has been shown to tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of cellulite when used daily. This scrub is also great for re-energizing skin, and sloughing off dead skin cells, as well as invigorating the blood flow which will also start to break down the clumps of fat deposits that have pushed through your layers of collagen fibers and connective tissue (the visible lumps).
So if coffee is the key, then what's the secret ingredient?
Cypress oil was listed as one of the top recommended essential oils for the reduction of cellulite.
It increases blood circulation, & helps to move toxins and waste out of the body, which is shown to prevent cellulite from forming. It also reduces fluid retention and balances the fluid levels in the body's tissue.
I added 10 drops of organic Aura Cacia Cypress Oil to the scrub mixture.
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Comment below if you tried this DIY recipe, or if you have any other cellulite busting tips to share