The “self care” and “glow up” movement has shifted a lot of people’s mentality on skin care and wellness.

  Perhaps by now we have all heard monikers coined around the word hydrate, so we pretty much understand why water is essential for great skin. A healthy balanced diet that incorporates fruits and vegetables is also essential for healthy glowing skin.

  The next step to take in order to boost that glow is to add an exfoliant to your regimen. Those could be physical exfoliants that range from simple ones like loofahs, exfoliating gloves, beaded shower gels to the more complex microdermabrasion and many others. 

 On the other hand there are chemical exfoliating agents like lactic acid, AHA/BHA, glycolic acid, facial peels and the likes. But we mostly use those on our face and necks. 

What about the rest of your body? You could be experiencing uneven skin tone due to sun exposure, ‘backne’ , scaring, postpartum hyperpigmentation or simply due to unknown reasons that have left your skin looking patchy. With a little exfoliation you could get rid of dead skin cells and therefore resulting into an even and brighter complexion. 

  Here’s the good news, you don’t have to go to the spa to give your body a well deserved buff.

  This is a recipe you can try at home, wait for it, with ingredients you could be having in your pantry right this very moment. 

You Will Need

* 1 cup coffee grounds/kahawa grade 1.

* 1/2 cup sodium bicarbonate. 

* 1/4 cup granulated sugar.

* 1/4 cup coconut or olive oil.


1. Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl and mix well.

2. Wet your body scrub away and rinse off.

3. Finish off with a moisturizer of your choice.

   Apart from sloughing off the dead skin, coffee is rich in antioxidants that enhance youthful looking and glowing skin, it also reduces the appearance of cellulite. 

   Sodium bicarbonate on the other hand is a natural skin brightening agent, that will brighten those dark areas leading to an even and brighter skin tone. 

 Sugar is added to this recipe as another exfoliating agent that will further aid in the elimination of dead skin cells. 

Coconut/olive oil will act as a moisturizer to keep your skin soft and moisturized even as you exfoliate it will leave your skin soft and supple.

This recipe is easy to make and extra batches can be made and stored in the fridge for up to two weeks for future use. If used regularly, you will definitely notice a difference in the texture and clarity of your skin. 

 Go ahead, raid your pantry whip up this fabulous brightening body scrub and bid dull skin goodbye.