The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

I take my coffee in the shower.

Although you wouldn’t know it by the weather, tank top weather is coming. Egads! That means bathing suit weather isn’t far behind.

Now while I long for the days when my biggest complaint was only about my fat butt, now everything is squishy. That’s gonna take some work.

My winter skin gets a good polish once a week with…. coffee grounds. (or is it grinds?)
What evah!

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After your cup (or 3) of morning joe, dump what’s left in the coffee filter into a plastic bowl or some other container. Take it with you into the shower. Get wet then step out of the spray. Scoop up a little of the coffee and lightly rub it on your skin with a circular motion. (I pay particular attention to my feet.)

Rinse off. Yes, it rinses right down the drain like any sugar, salt or seed scrub would. I have done this for years and never, ever, EVER had a problem with plumbing. If you’re on a septic system, I have no idea if that will make a difference.

You will smell a bit like coffee, even after rinsing, but then go over everything with a moisturizing body wash. (Use vanilla and you’ll smell like a delicious latte.) :)

Bonus: caffeine is an ingredient in those dumb cellulite creams. Just sayin’.

Cheap, easy, and you’ll have softer skin.
You’re welcome.



Rebecca said...

March 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm
I'm curious and will be trying it out this week.

MiMi said...

March 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm
I think you told me about this once and I still haven't tried it cuz I forgot!

Keetha Broyles said...

March 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm
What a GREAT idea! And while coffee isn't particularly CHEAP - - - you're ALREADY USING it anyway!


BTW - - - it's coffee grounds. You GRIND beans to make coffee GROUNDS.

Keetha Broyles said...

March 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm
But you know what - - - that MIGHT be a regional thing. What is called coffee GROUNDS in these here parts may be called GRINDS somewhere else and something completely different in yet a third place.

Kelli said...

March 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm
I have heard this before...perhaps from you. I love the washing with vanilla after wards to smell like a latte!

kim c said...

March 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm
this is a new one for me. thanks, i'll give it a shot.

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

March 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm
I think you should take pride in the fact that there will be a bunch of woman smelling like vanilla lattes this week!

Great idea! Thanks for sharing! I however will be doing this when my husband isn't home. He already thinks I'm a bit nuts, we don't need to give him anymore reason to think so ;)

craftycreative said...

March 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm
This is such a good idea! I normally toss the grounds on my flower bed but now I can alternate :)

Abby said...

March 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm
Well that is a new one to me but I'm sure going to try it! Thanks! =)

My Creative Intuitions said...

March 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Great Idea!! I love the idea of smelling like a latte!! Yumm! Grinds/Grounds whatever they are called are going to get tossed out anyway may as well use em up! My mother uses hers for her composter and also in her house plant soil...not sure what it does, but her house plants seem to like it!!

Shawn said...

March 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm
I've done this since your last posted about it and I have to agree, it does work!

Now to had a little vanilla and cinnamon to the mix!

Mamarazzi said...

March 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm
now all i have to do is convince someone who makes coffee everyday to give me their grounds/grinds...this sounds awesome.

Lee Ann said...

March 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm
Hmm, will be trying this next week. I have a couple of cups every morning. Thanks!! Now that I am mid-thirties, it makes a difference. :)

Jayna Rae said...

March 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm
See, I told you you are a genius. I wonder how yummy I will smell if I use the grounds from my Dunkin Donuts Strawberry Shortcake coffee.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

March 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm
No way this works.

You probably have nice skin to begin with.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

March 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm
Very interesting! I have never heard of this. I don't drink coffee at home. I wonder if Diet Coke will work. haha

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

March 23, 2011 at 12:00 am
Yet another reason I wish I liked coffee! I love the smell and can't stand the taste. :(

~ Sarah

Honey at 2805 said...

March 23, 2011 at 12:19 am
Thanks for a great tip!!

shortmama said...

March 23, 2011 at 1:36 am
I have to try this!!

Angie said...

March 23, 2011 at 2:14 am
I have done this...I love it! Also I love using baby oil and sugar. They both make my skin so smooth!

JennyMac said...

March 23, 2011 at 2:46 am
I love the smell of coffee and this is a great tip. Although we use the Keurig or Starbucks Barista (for my hub, not for me) so I will stick to sugar scrub for now. lol. Hope you are well my friend!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

March 23, 2011 at 3:11 am
I've heard that it's suppose to help get rid of cellulite. Never tried it. Maybe that should be my next 30 day challenge!

Becca said...

March 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm
hmmm....have to bust into one of my Kuerig pods to get some coffee grounds out!!


heidi said...

March 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm
How odd!! Maybe I'll hafta try this out...

jennykate77 said...

March 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm
Awesome tip! Lord knows I have enough spare coffee grounds!

I use my homemade brown sugar scrub, but this sounds great too! Plus, you're right about the caffeine, that is what is in all of those fancy cellulite creams.

I'm desperate! Austin is less than 60 days away!

Mrs. Robinson said...

March 24, 2011 at 3:25 am
Another way to get caffeine into my system???...AWESOME!!! ;-))

Holly said...

March 24, 2011 at 4:36 am
I have heard this...never tried it - not because I don;t need it -trust me! On the to-do/to-try list before Hawaii!

Becky said...

July 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm
Coffee grounds can damage a septic system if you flush them down the toilet. It is an example of material that can clog the plumbing or destroy the digestive process of the microorganisms in the system.

Read more: Will coffee grounds hurt a septic system? | Answerbag

Foundinthe-ALI said...

July 15, 2011 at 4:45 am
I would be careful with this. I used to work at a coffee shop and we would have lots of plumbing problems just from accidental grounds getting washed down the sink.

But if youve been doing it for years maybe you have better plumbing than the 'ol coffee shop did :P


Amy said...

July 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm
Oooh what a great idea. I add my coffee grounds to my indoor and outdoor plants. Talk about very healthy, happy and lively plants. Just watch them grow!!

Jena said...

February 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm
Doesn't it stain? I'd rather use a loofah on my legs than a scrubber on the white plastic floor of the shower.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

February 13, 2012 at 11:27 pm
No Jena, it doesn't stain the shower.

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