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Coffee for beautiful eyes and skin

I love making my own skin care products at home as it does not contains harsh chemicals, parabens, PEG’s, glycol, sulfates, petrol-chemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes. These are the products or routine that I have been using, please before trying out any of these suggestions do a patch allergy test .


Not only does coffee wakes and perks you up, but it can serve as a potent exfoliant as well, provided that you rub the ground-up coffee beans on your skin instead of using them to brew a steaming cup of joy.

For Scrub – (don’t add the sugar if you have to use this as a face pack)

Mix  two portion of coarsely ground coffee with one portion  of sea salt (don’t use the iodized salt – it’s too harsh on skin) or sugar ( it is much gentler than table salt ,experiment with the size of sugar crystal ) and two-to-three tablespoons of massage or olive oil. Take a hot shower to moisten your skin and open your pores, and then, using wide circular motions, rub the mixture onto your skin with strong, even pressure. Then rinse off the scrub, pat the skin dry with a towel.


Coffee as skin care

The caffeine in coffee has a number of benefits for your skin, from treating redness and inflammation, to reducing the appearance of under-eye circles, to getting rid of cellulite.


Coffee as anti-inflammatory –

In a 1978 performed at the University of Tennessee, researchers found that adding caffeine to anti-inflammatory creams significantly increased their effectiveness. Overall, use of skin care products containing caffeine will reduce and prevent inflammation and redness, leaving you with a beautiful, even skin tone.

It reduces puffiness and dark under eye circles –

The diuretic property of coffee reduces the puffiness. It also reduces the redness ( that causes the dark under eye ) due to blocked blood vessels under the eye.

To get rid of cellulite –

The major ingredients in anti cellulite cream is caffeine. If cellulite is a issue then adding coffee to any of your favorite body scrub would also be beneficial.

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Glowing skin and yummy sunday brunch – My recipie for rosemary oil

Hmm, Sunday!! A day that is known in our house as massage day, a day everyone has to treat themselves a day of pampering 🙂 .

Massaging -A soothing, gentle, and potentially sensual way to relieve exhausted and fatigued muscles. Stroking or patting are the easy ways to massage yourself.
Making your own massage oil-
Almond oil / sunflower oil /coconut oil/ olive oil – any of these oil can be used.

To start the series – Today it is Rosemary oil.

Rosemary Oil-

Rosemary oil is one of the most popular oils. It has become important to us due to its various health benefits including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain.

In “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy,” Valerie Ann Worwood writes that the benefits of rosemary include relieving muscle soreness and pain. It also helps treat respiratory conditions, such as the common cold, sinusitis and flu. It also stimulates the central nervous system, thereby affecting the brain and promoting mental clarity, says Patricia Davis in her book, “Aromatherapy, An A to Z.”

Directions –



  1. Coconut oil ( if you are  using this oil for body massage and olive oil if you are making it add flavor to your pizza or bread dough )
  2. Rosemary – I got the rosemary flakes from a local organic store.
  3. Glass jar – Pack the jar with rosemary flakes and then fill the jar with the preferred oil to cover the flakes.

Tightly close the jar and place the jar on your sunny window.

Use the oil as your massage oil, few drops in your hair conditioner, few drops to your bath water or to add flavor to your cooking.



Yes, I did used the rosemary oil to bake my Sunday brunch bread too  🙂

So go ahead enjoy a glowing skin and yummy bread.



Babita  Jaishankar

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