Introduction: Coconut Coffee Body Scrub
Every day we use products on our skin that have all sorts of horrible toxins in them. When making your own body scrub you know exactly what’s going in it. This all natural body scrub will not only leave your skin feeling moisturized and luxurious, it will also leave you wanting more. Each ingredient has a purpose to fulfil in rejuvenating the skin while leaving behind an irresistible scent.
Step 1: Supplies & Ingredients
- Mixing bowl
- ½ cup
- ¼ cup
- ½ Tbsp.
- Utensil for mixing or you can use your hands.
- ½ cup of coconut oil ¾ cups of sugar
- ¾ coffee grounds
- ½ Tbsp. of almond oil
- Pinch of cinnamon
While coconut oil on its own will leave your skin feeling softer than a babies bottom, it’s high in vitamin E which is helpful for repairing damaged, dry and weathered skin. The same goes for the almond oil with added minerals and a lovely scent. Cinnamon helps treat acne and reduces signs of aging while adding another beautiful aroma to the mix. Sugar is used to exfoliate the skin, promoting new skin growth. What about the coffee though? Most people would rather have it pressed in their favorite mug, however, coffee on the skin reduces puffy eyes and can help reduce cellulite! Who would have thought? This scrub does a lot for your skin, and it’s easy to make.
Step 2: Cocunut Oil
Using your cup measuring cup pour ½ cup of coconut oil to your mixing bowl. Most coconut oils are solidified so you may have run under hot water to melt the oil. If it's a glass jar you may microwave for 1 minute increments until melted.
Step 3: Sugar
Using your 1/4 cup measuring cup add 3/4 cup of sugar to your mixing bowl.
Step 4: Coffee
Again using your 1/4 cup measuring cup add 3/4 cups of coffee to your mixture.
Step 5: Almond Oil
Add ½ Tbsp. of almond oil of your choice.
Step 6: Cinnamon
Add a pinch of cinnamon to the mixture. 1/4 tsp will do if you don’t trust your pinching skills.
Step 7: Mix
Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
Step 8: Seal
Carefully put mixture into air tight container.
Step 9: How to Use
This scrub is an all over body scrub. We recommend using this body scrub on your hands or face (avoid eyes while using this product) for a luxurious feel. It can also be used to exfoliate the entire body while in the shower or bath. If you do choose to use it in the shower, beware, it may make the bottom of the tub slippery.
You can apply this scrub to wet or dry skin. Rub a quarter size amount of body scrub to skin and scrub in small circular motions for at least 30 seconds up to a few minutes. Rinse with warm water.
This scrub can be used daily if desired but if skin irritation occurs stop use immediately.
Step 10: Storage
- Store in a dark place or in the fridge.
- Use within 2 to 3 months.
- Add a label to the jar (optional).