Don't hate, collaborate! Here at Lavami we love to incorporate as many local and cool ingredients into our products as possible. So naturally, we had to incorporate what keeps us going throughout the day, coffee.

Some cool facts about coffee in skin care:

1) Coffee is a great natural exfoliant, adding ground coffee beans to soap and body scrubs can give varying levels of exfoliation based on ground size and how much is added. Using grounds to exfoliate will lead to soft and smooth skin.

2) The caffeine found in coffee grounds can enhance fat metabolism and increase circulation, and this is thought to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

3) Coffee has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce redness.

Now that you know the benefits, let us tell you how Lavami got tangled up with the two coolest, coffee slinging guys around, and how their beans ended up being incorporating into our products. We met the two guys behind Calgary Heritage Roasting Company at the February edition of Market Collective in Calgary, this past year. Their booth was right next to ours, and besides being totally awesome, they had some cool ideas. Along with providing some coffee knowledge, the idea for the three coffee-infused, wood-scented soaps was born. These guys are all about exploring nature, mountain adventures and the woods, which is embodied in the Woodsman, Forager, and Ranger soaps. 

If you have a chance, check out their website, and read what they are all about.