We work exclusively with recyled coffee grounds from Little Crane Cafe in Vader Washington as our soap exfoliator. Besides the fact that it is sustainable and repurosed, coffee is also found to be good for your skin! This fine ground coffee is a medium exfoliant. Our soap is very simple and rustic just the way we like it! Rumor has it when you use it in the shower you'll sing as good as Jason at the grill!
Benefits of Coffee: It is an Antioxidant blast. We typically associate antioxidants with power foods like blueberries and pomegranate, but it turns out that a cup of joe packs a powerful antioxidant punch that’s amazing for overall skin health. It actually has more antioxidants than a cup of green tea. Antioxidants fight premature aging of the skin due to heat, light, pollution, and damaging free radicals. Coffee’s antioxidant power—flavonoids—are released when brewed! It
De-Puffs...When applied topically the caffeine in coffee helps reduce puffiness by restricting blood flow to the area and reducing swelling. It's a very common ingredient in depuffing creams, but know that the results from this is temporary—just enough to get you through until you're actually awake!
Coffee is Smoothing. Many natural exfoliants (think sugar or sand) will slough and smooth skin but aren’t exactly gentle. Softer coffee grounds naturally exfoliate dead skin and will leave it silky smooth sans irritation. Coffee is Tightening because coffee is a diuretic, creams and serums containing coffee can temporarily minimize the visibility of cellulite by drawing fluid away from fat cells, essentially dehydrating the fat cells. This shrinks their size, resulting in a tightening effect from the outside. (Note that this is temporary) Coffee is Calming. Yep that's right, can you believe it? Though it seems counterintuitive given its stimulant nature, coffee can actually calm inflamed and red skin thanks to the same antioxidants that protect it from premature aging. It's also a vasoconstrictor, which means it reduces redness.
Lastly, coffee is Brightening. You know how coffee wakes you up in the morning? It does the same thing for your skin. When applied, the stimulating properties of coffee improve blood flow, making your skin appear radiant, bright, and, well, alive. Do you need a coffee break after reading all that?!
Pairs well with: Cream and Sugar! ha! not really! Jason's Java Scrub & Goats Milk Body Butter
Ingredients: Saponified Olive oil, Coconut oil, Sustainable Palm oil, Castor oil, Coffee, Coffee Grounds from
Little Crane Café in Vader Wa.
aprx 5 oz