Take It From Me: DIY Coffee & Vanilla Body Scrub (Guest Post)

April 24, 2013

DIY Coffee & Vanilla Body Scrub (Guest Post)

May is Pregnancy Awareness Month and whether you are expecting or not, this is the perfect time to take a little time out from your hectic schedule as a mother and do something that's just for you. We know that busy moms don't get a lot of time to indulge in moments that are just for them, but it's truly crucial to occasionally treat yourself. It will completely change the way you feel and erase any stress that you may be feeling.

At the Moana Lani Spa at the Surfrider Hotel in Honolulu, ranked prominently as one of the top hotels in Honolulu, the best kept secret is without a doubt the Kona and Coffee facial. Beyond being an amazingly relaxing and tranquil experience, coffee does absolute wonders for the skin. The caffeine encourages new cell turnover and leaves skin with an overall tighter and more youthful experience.
You might not be able to jet off to Honolulu to try this gorgeous spa treatment for yourself, but you can try this amazing body scrub at home during a luxurious at-home spa night. The caffeine in coffee isn't just an anti-aging solution for the face; rather, as a scrub, it will help to diminish cellulite and give your skin a smoother appearance.
The ingredients are all found right in your own kitchen, and the scrub is totally simple to make. So light some candles, tell your family you need a few hours alone and indulge in your own Honolulu inspired spa night.

Coffee and Vanilla Scrub
You'll need:
2 tbsp Coffee Beans (Kona coffee is preferable, but any will do)
2 tbsp of Rice
1 Whole Vanilla Bean
Either: Your favorite body wash OR a mixture of olive oil and honey

Grind all the ingredients together in a coffee mill until they are the texture of gritty sand. You don't want any large chunks that might scratch your skin, but you do want the ingredients to remain gritty enough to act as a scrub.
To use the scrub, either add the mixture to your favorite body wash or add to a mixture of olive oil and honey. Rub in circular motions on damp skin, focusing on areas with cellulite or uneven texture. Let the scrub sit for two to three minutes to allow the caffeine to do its magic on your skin. After you rinse and dry off, apply a thick body balm or butter for truly soft skin.  Enjoy!
About the Author: Kendra Thornton is a long-time travel expert who has been packing her bags and traveling the world since she was 3 months old.  Her passion for travel is only eclipsed by her passion for her three beautiful children. She's been lucky enough to combine the two, and is often featured as an expert in family, luxury and adventure travel for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, and CW networks. Kendra has been to 28 countries on 6 continents, and has been quoted in the news about seasonal travel trends and destinations all over the United States.  Stepping out of the corporate spotlight to take on the role of being number one mom and wife, Kendra found that her utmost desire in life is in her home.  "It is apparent that vacations refresh us…but why does that “refreshing feeling” only have to be a few days out of the year?"  Combining her travel experiences with her love of motherhood, Kendra's goal is to recreate the refreshing spa experience with holistic ingredients that are safe for any mother or child!


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