Aug 2004, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, p.62

 

Good Enough To Eat

Coffee & Tea

Its fragrant aroma gets many of us out of bed each morning, but thanks to the healing properties of this flowering plant, we can now enjoy coffee's benefits beyond the cup. With a pH equal to that of our skin, coffee acts as a balancing astringent. Coarse ground beans, which serve as a natural exfoliant, are showing up in scrubs with milk and sugar as 'body lattes'. Additionally, coffee is a free radical scanvenger, helping to neutralize oxidation reactions in the skin, which are responsible for conditions like acne and eczema. Urban Nirvana's Body Buzz is a milk and coffee-based body scrub, followed by a detoxifying coffee-mud wrap, and finished with an application of vanilla bean body lotion. At home, try BODYCOFFEE's extensive line of coffee-based products, including a hydrating body balm and an invigorating body polish....

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