Make a coffee scrub that’s so natural, you could eat it! Great for invigorating and firming the skin, while exfoliating and hydrating!
I love coffee. I love the taste of it, but I also love the smell of it. And I love that coffee is great for your skin. Coffee invigorates the skin, and it’s supposed to help firm the skin (and possibly even get rid of cellulite!). And since I drink far too much coffee, I have a lot of coffee grounds that I love to try and re-purpose.
As I was thinking about what I wanted to include in my coffee scrub, I knew I wanted to add coconut oil for it’s hydrating abilities. Here in Idaho, my skin tends to get so dry, since we rarely have any humidity.
I also added brown sugar, for its exfoliating abilities, and because sugars allow for better penetration of the oils.
This coffee scrub turns out smelling like coconut oil with a hint of coffee.
What you need:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup coffee grounds (it’s better if they’re a bit dry, so if you’re using used grounds, just let them sit for a day or so, so they aren’t too moist– this will help you not end up with moldy scrub)
- 1 cup brown sugar
The texture of this can turn out really differently depending on how you make it. If you like a more oily scrub, you will want to melt the coconut oil over low heat, then remove from heat and add the coffee grounds and brown sugar.
If you like a firmer, more gritty scrub, cut the coconut oil into the coffee grounds and brown sugar with a pastry cutter or two forks.
After mixing the ingredients together, put them into jars.
I used some of the melted coconut oil mix to make little bars for the shower using a silicone mini muffin pan- just pour it in, let it cool, and pop them out. You may want to store them in your fridge- it will depend on how warm you keep your home.
What do you love most about coffee? And how do you enjoy taking your coffee? I drink an Americano with cream!
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