Coffee is usually associated with waking people up in the morning but did you know that coffee can be great for your skin?
The caffeine in coffee has many benefits including helping tone and smooth your skin, reducing under eye circles and yes reducing the appearance of cellulite!
If you thought your morning coffee was only for drinking? Think again!
The coffee fruit is also called a stone fruit, most commonly containing two stones with their flat sides together.
These wonderful little coffee beans when roasted and brewed make a wonderful Cup of Joe but when taken a step further become a wonderful skin commodity. When these beans are cultivated and expeller pressed into a coffee bean essential oil – now we’re talking!
Coffee Bean oil is antioxidant rich and a beneficial addition to anti-aging skincare formulations. Containing caffeine makes it desirable for anti-cellulite body care products. Coffee bean oil is considered safe, non-toxic and a non-irritating oil. When mixed with hydrogenated vegetable oil it makes a rich and luscious butter for your skin.
In a study performed at the University of Sao Paulo, researchers found that an application of skin cream containing caffeine to cellulite reduced the size of the fat cells by 17 percent. Taking advantage of the power of caffeine by adding coffee to your body care regimen is an easy way to care for your skin. Another way to add coffee into your regimen is to use coffee grinds as a regular body scrub at home.
At Soap Orchard we thought long and hard about how we could best harness the power of coffee and caffeine to our body care line and we decided that the best way was all of the ways that coffee could be put forth. Brewed coffee bean, coffee bean oil/butter and coffee grinds! We used all the parts of the bean to come up with this month’s Soap of the Month and other featured products this March.
Our Hazelnut & Coffee Soap Bar is brimming with all the aforementioned wonderful skin benefits. The base of this soap is made with freshly brewed coffee, coffee butter and then is topped off and swirled with recycled coffee grinds. Making it the perfect combination for skin toning and smoothing!
If the perfect soap bar isn’t enough we are also featuring our Hazelnut & Coffee body sugar this month. It is made with ground coffee beans, pure cane sugar and highlighted with moisturizing coffee butter for that luscious soft skin.
Both of these body care products have the aroma of fresh brewed coffee, hazelnut and a touch of cinnamon that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling all over and, yes, it will WAKE YOU UP in the morning!
As in all of our blogs we will leave you with a fun tid bit. This month it is in the form of a coffee recipe. Enjoy!
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 tablespoons ground coffee (for 8 cups of coffee)
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar (per cup of coffee)
1 ounce of Frangelica or Hazelnut liqueur
1 Tablespoon whipcream
1 cinnamon stick garnish (per cup of coffee)
Add cinnamon to the coffee grounds before brewing. Brew coffee as normal in a drip coffee brewer.
Pour coffee into coffee mugs. Add dark brown sugar and Frangelica and mix.
Top coffee in mug with whipped cream. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon, if desired, and add a cinnamon stick for garnish.
Enjoy the last month of winter – March
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