4 Skincare DIYs Straight From Your Coffee Bag

4 Skincare DIYs Straight From Your Coffee Bag

Does your cup overfloweth with cold brew grounds?
by Team Trade | May 24, 2019

If your cup overfloweth with cold brew coffee grounds, these homemade hacks will lighten the load (and work wonders!).

When it comes to delicious homemade cold brew, we stand by our Trade Cold Brew Bags not only for their incredible ease of use, but also for the quick cleanup. While you can simply toss or commercially compost these bags, there's another multi-purpose: skincare.

True, making cold brew at home not only does wonders for your taste buds, budget, and time — your face and body can reap the benefits too! Clarifying and revitalizing, coffee has many purported benefits that make it an ideal ingredient for DIY skincare treatments.

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

If you’ve ever DIYed a body scrub, it was probably sugar-based like this coffee and brown sugar version. Sweet smelling and gently exfoliating, sugar scrubs are a great way to remove dead cells, leaving your skin fresh and inviting.

And because brown sugar is a humectant, meaning it helps your skin absorb water from the environment, brown sugar pairs well with coarser coffee grounds to refine the exfoliation and leave skin satiny smooth and perfectly hydrated.

Coconut Coffee Lip Scrub

Coconut oil is the MVP of homemade bath products. Here with the help of cold brew grounds, this coconut coffee lip scrub will leave your lips silky-smooth and ready for your favorite mug.

Virgin coconut oil has been shown to have antimicrobial properties and has also been linked with increased skin hydration and reduced inflammation. In short, coconut has a lot going on for it and so does this scrub!

Vanilla Coffee Scrub Soap

Sweet smelling and gentle, a vanilla coffee soap bar is great for full-body exfoliation. And since each batch makes four bars, you won’t have to worry about running out any time soon.

While coffee holds up the exfoliation end of the bargain, vanilla pulls its weight with surprising antibacterial properties.

Coffee Bath Bombs

While we don't recommend the 12 to 18 hour soak we do for our Trade Cold Brew Bags, you may want to hang out in this tub about that long.

Coffee bath bombs will leave your skin feeling revitalized and your bathroom smelling like your favorite café. Bathe it in with coffee's topical health benefits while you calm your skin — and your mind!

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