Coffee, The Caribbean and Your Hair and Skin

Friday, April 26, 2013


Coffee, The Caribbean and Your Hair and Skin


Source: Jamaica Coffee Shop Madrid

Instead of using coffee to perk you up in the morning why not try coffee to perk up your skin and hair. The caffeine in coffee has numerous cosmetic benefits. Coffee can be used to soften and add shine to hair, treat cellulite and as an exfoliant for face and skin.


A popular blend of coffee found in the Caribbean is Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee which can be found in coffee houses around the world (My favourite place to find it is the coffee chain 'Jamaica' in Madrid).
According to the Wikipedia bods:
It is noted for its mild flavour and lack of bitterness. Over the last several decdes this particular coffee is one of the most expensive and sought after coffees in the world. Only coffee grown in a recognised growing region of the Blue Mountains is certified by the Coffee Industry of Jamaica as Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.


I was able to find that there are body and facial scrubs are made from this wonderfully exotic coffee:

Isola Body

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Scrubs


And Joliette also have a Coffee Body Scrub as part of the Caribbean Body range which we are very proud of!!




However you can make your own homemade scrub with your favourite carrier oil and essential oil, sea salt or sugar and your coffee grounds at home.



Source: The Coconut Mama

The Coconut Mama had this wonderful recipe for a homemade antioxidant coffee scrub:


  • "1 Cup Ground Organic Coffee
  • 1 Cup Organic Sugar or Salt 
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla (optional)

Melt coconut oil and allow it to cool but not solidify. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container or mason jar. The coffee and sugar will exfoliate your skin and the coconut oil will leave your skin soft and moisturised."


You can play around with the recipes, some variations could be:
Peppermint and Rosemary 
Honey and Lemon
Cinnamon and Vanilla

Coffee on Hair 
The caffeine in coffee increases blood circulation. Massaged directly into the scalp, it can stimulate hair follicles and speed up growth.

Method in the Madness:
Cool some brewed coffee , then while in the shower, spray the coffee onto roots. Allow it to sit for as long as possible. Rinse hair, and use products as usual. you should see less shedding and increased hair growth with regular use. This would be used as a post shampoo scalp treatment.
Enjoy!
Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu


References
www.isolabody.com
http://thecoconutmama.com/tag/coffee-body-scrub-recipe/
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/ingredients/5-ways-to-use-coffee-for-beauty#nc-gallery-header
http://www.livestrong.com/article/98727-benefits-coffee-skin-care/

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