This DIY Espresso Sugar Scrub actually reduces the appearance of cellulite temporarily, thanks to the caffeine in its key ingredient (espresso) — trust me, I use it for my cellulite. Despite the many cellulite-minimizing treatments I’ve tried over the years, only one has proven to work for me: espresso. And here’s the thing: this espresso-based scrub smells amazing. As someone who loves the smell of coffee more than the taste, I’m happy to rub this sugar scrub on problem areas like my thighs and bottom shortly before I put on a swimsuit or short shorts.
Want to make your own DIY Espresso Sugar Scrub with ingredients you already have at home? Follow these simple steps to make it — and get ready for smoother, prettier legs.
- espresso powder or ground coffee: 1/4 cup
- granulated white sugar: 1/2 cup
- olive oil: 1/4 cup
Step 1: Combine the ground coffee/espresso powder and sugar in a bowl and stir with a fork.
Step 2: Mix in the olive oil, mixing until completely combined.
Step 3: Massage scrub into “problem” areas in a circular motion for 1-3 minutes, then rinse with water and dry.
Step 4: Move to an airtight container to store or gift.
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