My friend Mary, a yoga teacher, has introduced me to a wonderful Papaya Coffee body scrub.
Mary has experienced some amazing treatments while vacationing in Costa Rica and this one was her favorite. After trying it myself I totally see why…
All you will need is:
a cup of fresh papaya meat (no seeds please)
1 Tbsp. of ground coffee.
How to prepare:
In a small bowl mush the papaya and banana.
Add the coffee.
How to apply:
Hop in the shower and start applying the mixture from the feet, working your way up. Work in a circular motion, always moving toward your heart.
Moisturize your skin with an oil like almond, apricot, coconut...
This scrub smells wonderful, if you love coffee that is. I can never drink coffee because it gives me jitters but this scrub I can definitely do. It will leave your skin smooth and your body invigorated.
Why to use the papaya coffee scrub?
Besides smelling and feeling great this stuff actually does a very good job on your skin.
Use it in the morning; it will wake you up.
Native to Central America, papaya removes dead skin cells and is very effective for overall skin dryness; it nourishes the skin, lightens freckles and is used for healing wounds. It is rich in Vitamin A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as calcium, phosphorus and iron.
Coffee in this blend does much more than scrub your skin or wake you up. Caffeine and coffee berries have the power to improve a number of common skin issues.
The caffeic acid found in coffee grounds can significantly affect anti-inflammatory activity and skin wound healing. The main chemical in coffee is caffeine, a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize the effects of free radicals, which can damage the inner layer of skin.
The scent of coffee acts to clear a person's mind of excessive thoughts and as an anti-depressant.
Caffeine has a diuretic effect, which helps speed fluid on its way, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
If you have sensitive skin, coffee scrub may help soothe it by tightening your blood vessels.
Banana softens, nourishes and soothes sensitive and dry skin.
Enjoy your scrub!
Since you have used only a little part of your papaya fruit for this scrub you may as well splash some lime juice on the rest and have it for breakfast.
Papaya is high in digestive enzymes and has a tonic effect on the stomach. It also has a high mucus solvent action.
When consumed regularly papaya will improve the health of your skin, hair nails and eyes.
Let me know how you like it.