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DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Rub-a-dub-dub, I like caffeine in my scrub!

I am a huge fan of everything DIY and an even bigger fan of upcycling. Combine the two and I am in urban-hippy heaven.

One of my favourite homemade concoctions is a body scrub made with used coffee grinds. Not only is this scrub a great way to reuse ingredients, incredibly simple to make, all-natural, and micro-bead free, but the caffeine in the coffee also helps to promote circulation (take that cellulite!), while the pigments in the coffee help give fair skin a summer glow. Can you say, win-win!

Coffee Body Scrub

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup medium ground, cooled, used coffee grinds (I used Ethical Bean, “Lush”)
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil (helps to add extra moisture)
  • Empty glass, air-tight jar (I used an old Nuts To You, nut butter jar)

HOW-TO

  1. Allow coffee grinds to cool enough to touch.
  2. Drain excess moisture – a firm pat with a paper towel works great.
  3. Add coffee grinds, sugar, and oil to empty jar.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Apply in shower or bath and scrub on skin in cirrcular motions.

TIPS

  • Stores at room temperature 2-3 weeks.
  • After using, dry off with dark towel to avoid any towel stains.

 

So get grindin’ and get your summer glow on with this easy-peasy DIY recipe for silky skin! :-)

 

 

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