Wednesday, June 3, 2015

DIY Frank Body Scrub Dupe

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of coffee. Iced coffee, cappuccinos, a nice hot mocha, you name it. Recently, a different type of coffee has swept social media in a different form body scrubs. If you have yet to hear about the ever-so-lovely Frank Body Scrub, featuring coffee grounds and more, I’ll bet you’ve seen the little brown paper bag packaging floating around Instagram. 

The scrub is said to diminish the appearance of cellulite, tighten and tone the look of your skin, exfoliate, and leave your body feeling softer as ever. I’m no health expert, but coffee is naturally a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory as well. Not to mention, it smells delicious. So I jumped on the bandwagon with the rest of the beauty world, and have been experimenting with using and making my own! This is one of my favorite concoctions so far.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-1/2 cup coffee grounds (either grind the coffee fresh or use pre-used grounds like I do)

-1/2 cup sugar (any sugar will do, but I would recommend something more finely ground, like brown sugar, if you have sensitive skin)

-1/4 cup oil (I personally used coconut oil or recommend olive oil)

- Small jar or container with lid to store your scrub in once it’s finished


After you have your ingredients together, mix it all up inside a small to medium sized bowl until you’ve reached a good consistency. Relocate to the container you plan to store the scrub in. Use during a hot bath or shower, and enjoy!

For best results, rub onto damp skin, leave for 2-6 minutes, and scrub off. 

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Kaila Homes | Beauty Bartender

Kaila is a west coast wanderer nestled in the heart of Washington State. She describes herself as an online shopping extraordinaire, lover of life, and makeup hoarder. She also enjoys doing DIY projects, sharing a good laugh over coffee, and spending time with her daughter, Ava. You will most likely find Kaila behind a camera lens, exploring the great outdoors, or writing for her new lifestyle blog, lovekaila.com.
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DIY coffee scrub recipe that is a dupe for Frank Body Scrub. This is a body scrub made from ground coffee beans. The recipe for this DIY coffee body scrub can be found at The Beauty Bar. 

35 comments :

  1. Haha yes I've seen those little brown bags floating around the web. Great recipe to diy thank you!! I can finally do something with all my old coffee pods now, well, with the coffee from them. And then recycle the pods themselves :)

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    1. Great idea Miki, thanks for reading!

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  2. Any idea how long this should be good for before it needs to be tossed? Thanks!

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    1. Since it's homemade, we recommend to use within 2-4 weeks! Store bought scrubs typically have ingredients included specifically for preservation, and these do not.

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  3. Does it matter if you use caffeinated or de-caf?

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    1. I don't believe it makes a difference! If you discover otherwise, I would love to hear about the results. Thanks for reading!

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    2. The caffeine is what tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. Definitely use caffeinated coffee for this scrub! For best results, wrap yourself in saran wrap and let it sit for 10+ min. Happy scrubbing!

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  4. How often do you use this scrub?

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    1. "or use pre-used grounds like I do)"

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    2. yes and no. either use it short term..ie. 2-3 days or re-dry the pre-used coffee in the oven. reason for this is it is now contaminated with water and if there is any water in the coffee grinds u will get mould!!...i know from experience! i use pre-ground coffee in olive oil for an undereye eye mask (leave for 20 min). this is how i found out that from day 3 mould can start to appear pending warmth of weather lol. i also find the longer the coffee is mixed with the oil the more caffeine gets extracted into the oil for absorption into the body. i personally find this to be too strong not only to try and sleep at night lol, but also caffeine can dehydrate you. any leftover over mixture i'll use the next day or 2, but longer then that i find, on myself personally, it becomes too strong and does the opposite...which is dry my skin out lol. remember these diy au'naturale treatments are really quite personal. (try adding nutmeg too, yeah it has a world of benefits, but the smell goes down a treat too lol) i have really dry skin that is prone to horrid horrid back blemishes (doesnt blemish sound more lady-like hahaha) anyway, so i use olive oil...remember that coconut oil solidifies when cold, keep in mind what u wash down the drain...as in will it clog ur drain up come winter? oh and remember to dab the water off, not scrub urself down with the towel.
      good luck all and have fun ;)

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  6. How long is the premade mix good for?

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  7. I am planning on making a water downspout thing out of my Nescafe pods. Going to make some scrub up today. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. So to make this scrub the coffee needs to be used and not fresh out of the can?

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    1. As stated above,"(either grind the coffee fresh or use pre-used grounds like I do)"

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  9. after applying the scrub, do you use soap to wash away the scrub? pls advise :)

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    1. The purpose of the scrub is to clean your skin. No need to put chemical soap on afterwards. Just lots of warm water should take the scrub off, then perhaps a light moisturizer if you tend to have dry skin.

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  10. Hey
    Love this Diy Scrub
    I've been doing basically the same scrub for a few years now and have found that grape seed oil or coconut oil are the best for this scrub. Also if anyone out there has problems with acne or fear of "older looking", skin should try Coconut oil and Baking soad as a face wash instead of the store bought stuff!

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    1. I like to grind up some organic oatmeal instead of baking soda, especially in the winter months. It soothes the skin and leaves it baby soft. Just mix some with warmed up coconut oil.

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    2. I put mine in fridge, but because I use coconut oil I warm slightly in microwave to bring back pastiness...

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  11. I am hoping to make this scrub and give to a friend as a Christmas gift - BUT I would love for it to last longer than 2-4 weeks. Do you have any suggestions for preservatives and how much I would have to add to ensure this product stays good for a little bit longer?

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  12. https://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/library/preservatives.asp

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  13. Do you recommend refrigeration to keep or can I just leave it in the bathroom?

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  14. Does it clog the drain??? Please reply

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    1. You should be fine as long as you don't shut all your water off right after rinsing. I rinse my hair out last so there's a good amount of hot water going down the drain that will keep the oil melted :)

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  16. How long does it take to see the results if you use it twice a week?

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  17. Nice! I have already tried the experiment with just coffee grounds and rose oil and the scrub feels really nice on my legs. I'm just worried about the grounds being too big to use on the face. Maybe there's some way to sieve them!

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  18. Would you recommend any essential oil to add in there for just a bit more fantasy?

    Thanks :)

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  19. Can I use the scrub after I wash my.body with soap or before I wash my body?

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  20. Can i use this scrub on my face?

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