Go to your kitchen cupboards and pull out:
1/2 cup of fresh coffee grounds
1/4 cup of sea salt
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of sweet almond oil or olive oil
Combine the coffee, sea salt, brown sugar, and oil in a bowl. I thought this was going to smell a lot better than it actually did... maybe too much of a good thing?
Anyway, mix until thoroughly combined and pour into a container (I used an old Ball mason jar). Keep this in a cool, dry place (so... not the bathroom, unless you're planning on using it).
3 things I did not expect:
#1 - This is a pretty rough exfoliant so be gentle or your legs and behind will feel like they are being rubbed with sandpaper. On the other hand...
#2 - Since all the dead skin was scrubbed off, my legs felt much smoother!
#3 - This makes quite the mess in the shower. Little coffee grinds got all over the shower walls and it looked like I was trying to drown an ant colony.
3 reasons why this may or may not actually work for you:
#1 - The original post said to use twice a week but who knows how long it takes for results to show.
#2 - Everyone's diet is different. The vegan, health-conscious, 8-glasses-of-water-a-day reader might try this and not see any results (maybe because they don't have a lot of cellulite). Or maybe they will?
#3 - The freshness of the coffee grounds will depend on the benefits of the caffeine. Who is to say how "fresh" the grounds should be before it loses its effectiveness? A week? A month?
I tried this and honestly, I didn't notice any physical difference, other than my legs were smoother. So it wasn't all bad!
TOTAL COSTS: About $10
$3.49 for coffee grounds
$1.99 for sea salt
$2.49 for brown sugar
$1.99 for olive oil
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 5 minutes
EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
It's quite easy to combine four ingredients in a jar and apply it in the shower so it can't hurt to try it!