Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coffee+Beauty! Unusual Uses for Coffee!

When I think of coffee, beverage & great body exfoliator come to mind. Until coming across this article I never knew how useful coffee can actually be! Here are my favorite's: 

1. Reduce Cellulite! "Pricey cellulite creams almost always have one major ingredient in common: caffeine, which supposedly enhances fat metabolism, reducing the appearance of these fatty pockets under the skin. To make your own coffee cellulite treatment at home, mix warm used coffee grounds with coconut oil and rub it onto your skin in circular motions for a few minutes before rinsing."

2. Get Shiny Hair! "Who doesn't want shiny, healthy-looking hair? Coffee is often recommended as a simple, natural treatment to make hair extra-glossy. Brew up an extra strong pot, let it cool and apply it to your dry, clean hair. Leave it on for at least twenty minutes, then rise. Keep it up once a week or so for best results."

3. Natural Dye! "The natural pigments in coffee make it a great natural dye for fabric, paper, Easter eggs - even your hair. Brush paper with strong brew and let it dry, or soak fabric items in hot coffee. The results won't be color-fast, and may bleed out onto other items, so it's best to use this on items that won't be washed very often if at all. Using coffee as a hair shine treatment, as previously mentioned, may temporarily lend a rich, dark tint to your hair."

4. Exfoliate Skin! The same properties that reportedly enable coffee to reduce the appearance of cellulite can smooth and tighten your skin, and the texture of ground coffee will buff away dead skin cells, too. Make your own coffee-based scrub by combining a tablespoon of coffee grounds with half a tablespoon of olive oil and, optionally, a drop of your favorite essential oil."

5. Pretty Vase Fillers! "Stale or dirty coffee beans are still a thing of beauty. Use them as vase fillers, or in cups or jars full of pens and pencils. Not only are they pretty, they continue to smell good for quite a while, too."


I will definitely be trying some of these out! What do you think of these coffee uses? Which is your favorite? 

Thanks for Reading, Watching & Following!
XOXO-Angelika


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