I know, I know, the question is quite odd and daring. But there are plenty of benefits to drenching yourself in coffee, so why wouldn’t we look into it? Cleopatra was known to bathe in milk, its tradition for some royals to bathe in wine, most spa treatments are based on herbs somewhat similar to brewing tea, so why wouldn’t we try coffee?
Coffee is high in antioxidants, which are crucial to balance free radicals in our bodies. In simpler words, coffee helps improve cellular health. Coffee is also an anti-inflammatory, which is crucial to improve blood circulation in your body and consequently, reduce cellulite and soreness. One of the main benefits of bathing in coffee is the fact that it gives radiance to the skin, but perhaps more important, coffee is good for our cells.
When it comes specifically to soaking your body, instead of simply drinking the coffee, the benefits are certainly absorbed differently, but many spas across Asia offer coffee baths as an alternative to rejuvenate one’s body and improve circulation. Your skin will absorb the coffee and the caffeine will go into your bloodstream. Think about that while scheduling when you’d like to try this experiment.
How do you do it?
Instead of brewing a hundred cups of coffee, try filling your tub with hot water and later add espresso shots. For better results, you can save the coffee grounds and mix them with some natural oil. It could be coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, the options are almost endless here. Rub the ground beans and the oil on your body in order to remove dead skin and allow better absorption of your espresso bath.
Don't forget that coffee stains. If you stay too long you may come out with a slight tan so keep a timer in hand if you'd like to prevent that.
Try this at home and at your own risk. Hide your white towels to avoid accidents and let us know how this goes!!