Detox Bali: Coffee Scrub

We are all familiar with the intoxicating aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, and the stimulating effect of drinking coffee, but it can also be a great pick me up for the skin, and is a common ingredient at spas across the island.  As I am detoxing coffee makes a great scrub, the   coarse nature of ground coffee beans arouse skin cells, thus improving circulation and helping flush away toxins. A scrub also removes dead skin and firm and tone those areas prone to cellulite. Effects are enhanced when mixed with honey which is antibacterial, rich in antioxidants and delightfully soothing on the skin.

The first time I had a coffee scrub at the Private Spa Wellness Centre in Seminyak I was amazed at how soft and silky my skin was. Ever since I have been saving the coffee granules from my plunger pot each morning, and once a week smother myself in a coffee scrub and then sit in the sun for a few minutes to let it dry. Sometimes I add some organic cocoa powder to make an even richer and more intoxicating mix. My skin LOVES it! Honey is also a good addition

  • 1 cups of coarsely ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar or sea salt
  • 2-3  olive oil
  • 1 tbspoon organic cocoa powder  or honey (optional)

About Coffee in Indonesia

The volcanic islands of Indonesia produce some of the world’s finest coffees, from the robust beans harvested from the mountainous slopes of Kintamani, to exotic blends from Papua New Guinea, and richly flavoured Lombok coffee.



Author: Alison Bone

A well seasoned travel writer, Alison arrived in Bali in 2008 and never got around to leaving. Trading global nomadic journeys for explorations of a culinary kind, she now writes about the island's ever-evolving dining scene. Alison also returns regularly to Fiji and has just completed her first book, The Faraway Islands, about her time living with a traditional community in the remote Yasawa Islands.

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