>U Mom Knows Best: DIY Energizing Manuka Honey Coffee Facial Scrub

Monday, March 26, 2018

DIY Energizing Manuka Honey Coffee Facial Scrub

This DIY Energizing Manuka Honey Coffee Facial Scrub smells so good!

  After you make your cup of coffee, don't toss those coffee grounds! Save them to make this all natural facial scrub. This facial scrub not only smells great but will leave your skin feeling so soft with a healthy glow. The coffee aroma of the facial scrub may also give your body a boost of energy.

Did you know that coffee grounds are a wonderful exfoliant?

  Coffee grounds have just the right texture to work as a scrub, helping slough off those dead skin cells. This delicious smelling scrub also has plenty of antioxidants that can heal the skin. So who knew that the benefits of coffee go beyond enjoying it in a delicious drink? Coffee has been recognized as a drink that is loaded with healthy antioxidants that can be good for your health and it is also great for using in this DIY facial scrub.

Honey is a liquid gold that helps moisturize the skin

 I love using honey in my tea and many of my recipes. So when I found out that honey is great for the skin, I had to stock up on honey. Honey is a liquid gold that helps moisturize the skin. My favorite honey to use on my skin is Manuka Honey. This New Zealand honey is quality honey so I know it is safe to use on my skin. The quality has to do with the UMF grading system. Manuka Honey also is great for a delicious spread! My boys love the taste!

                             What is Manuka honey?

  Manuka honey is a type of honey that hails from New Zealand and has many health benefits—    including antibacterial qualities that help heal wounds and treat infections. Pronounced
"MAH-nooka," it's named after the manuka bush, from which bees gather nectar and pollen. Honey, in general, has long been praised for its antibacterial properties. But Manuka honey is thought to be an even stronger infection fighter, and some studies suggest that manuka honey's benefits extend to treating skin problems and complications from diabetes.

  In typical honey, it is hydrogen peroxide that provides this benefit, whereas, in Manuka honey, it’s UMF that is antibiotic.” UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor, a grading system that uses a scale of 5 to 20 to gauge each batch of honey's antibacterial strength.

New Zealand UMF Grade Manuka Honey is gaining worldwide recognition and its reputation continues to grow. UMF stands for ‘Unique Manuka Factor’, a measure of the unique properties found in honey made from the nectar of the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium), native to New Zealand. The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka honey and assures purity & quality. Please see www.umf.org.nz for more information.

DIY Energizing Manuka Honey Coffee Facial Scrub

2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 teaspoons Manuka Honey
4 tablespoons coffee grounds

1. Pour the coconut oil and honey into a small bowl or jar.
2. Next, add the coffee grounds.
3. Blend all the ingredients together.
4. Store product in a small jar in the fridge

To use the honey coffee scrub, first wash your face. Then pat your skin dry. Scoop out a little bit of the facial scrub and gently rub into your face and neck. I recommend leaning over the sink or using in the shower as this scrub can be messy. Make sure to avoid the eyes. Rub all over the face and leave on for a couple of minutes. Enjoy the aroma! Then rinse the facial scrub off with warm water. For best results use the honey coffee scrub twice a week.


Annreeba said...

What an amazing beauty recipe. I need a natural scrub for my face. Thanks for the idea

JNoteMusic said...

Oh my. As much coffee grounds that I throw out on a daily basis, why not., I am going to try this. Thank you so much for the recipe.

Ruthie Ridley said...

Wow this looks so awesome! I want to try!

Sarah Bailey said...

Now I bet this is absolutely amazing for your skin! There really is something about manuka honey which seems to work wonders both inside and out.

Kate said...

I love a good coffee scrub and honey is such a nourishing ingredient. I've never made any of my own beauty products but I might have to try this out.

Terri Beavers said...

I try to use a good scrub 4 out of 5 times. They really do help sloth off all of the dead skin. I'd like to try your recipe, I'm almost out of my last DIY scrub.

Cathy Mini said...

I am sure this is awesome for exfoliating and also moisturizing at the same time. I'll have to give this DIY mask a try!

Tiffany said...

I will have to give this a try! My skin is so dry after the winter. This looks like a great mask to moisturize and exfoliate.

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations said...

I am going to have to try this. I love to DIY my own skincare with items we have at home. This looks as though it would do a great job exfoliating.

Jennifer L. said...

Oh I'm going to need to try this coffee scrub. I dont like to use too harsh of a scrub on my face but I definitely do for the body. I heard really good things about scrubs with caffeine .

Lavanda Michelle said...

My hubby would be amazed with this. An energizing face mask WITH honey AND coffee. He'd fall out, I have to tell him about it, lol. Thanks for sharing.

SlowTheCookDown said...

I love making homemade face scrubs, never tried it with coffee before! Will give this a go!

Katrina Kroeplin said...

I havent thought of doing that, sounds good. i'll have to try it out soon.

Garf said...

Amazing beauty recipe. I would love to try this at home.

Unknown said...

I heard that green tea is also great for a facial! Have you tried that?

Unknown said...

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Farrah said...

I love the sound of this (and the fact that I have everything I need to make it)! I bet it smells amazing (and yay for it being able to wake me up in the morning?!)!

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