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Monday, November 28, 2016

DIY Coffee Bean Infused Coconut Body Oil


Here is one of my all time favorite Body Brews that is super easy to make and will leave your home and skin smelling amazing. This body oil is made with 2 simple ingredients: organic caffeinated coffee beans and organic coconut oil.  Think of the body brew as "Maui Babe" meets Holistic Healing Body Oil. 

Because caffeine constricts blood vessels it's often added to skin-care products to help reduce cellulite, promote a tighter tummy, and reduce under-eye puffiness. Along with the cooling effects of coconut oil you have the perfect blend of anti-inflammatory body care that Ayurvedically balances Pitta Dosha (aka heat) and helps re-invigorate the body and mind.  Here's the exact extraction and DIY body brew making process. It's such a great home-made gift, and it's what i'm using right now to remove makeup and wash my face with (coconut also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects). 

What you'll need:

One jar of organic coconut oil
1/4 to 1/3 cup of organic coffee beans
Mesh strainer, glass bowl, funnel.

Directions:   

Melt the coconut oil in a pot over low heat.  Add coffee beans and simmer an hour or two over the lowest heat.  Strain through a mesh strainer into a glass bowl to cool.  Once cool, funnel back into the original jar and remove any bean fragments.  Lid and enjoy liberally massaged into your body daily.







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