With 2015 quickly approaching, the buzz of resolutions are in the air! Why not start the new year off right by reusing those coffee grounds and pampering yourself. We have compiled the best DIY beauty hacks for a new and improved you!

Face Mask

Alberta winters are harsh on our skin so why not use a coffee face mask to get those antioxidants flowing and our faces glowing!

2 tablespoons of used coffee grinds
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
1 tablespoon honey

Mix all ingredients together and apply a light coat to face. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Remove with warm water or wash cloth.

Exfoliating Face Scrub

This coffee scrub gets rid of that dry winter skin while encouraging your body’s natural renewal process to produce new skin cells!

3 tablespoons coffee grounds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix all dry ingredients, then add oil. If you want a more intense scrub, add more brown sugar. Massage onto your face in gentle, circular motions, then rinse with warm water.

Shiny Hair Treatment

When your hair is dull and lacking shine, throw this treatment on for a quick fix! The antioxidants will help strengthen hair follicles and encourage new growth.


Prepare strong coffee, then add a bit of water. Let it cool until the mixture is lukewarm. Standing in the tub, pour the liquid onto your hair and scalp, then wrap hair with a plastic cap. Sit for 20 minutes. Wash out with warm water.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of DIY coffee life hacks next week!