Coffee Sugar Scrub
Summer is coming, I promise. Even though it is cold outside right now here in upstate NY, it is time to start thinking about warm weather, shorts and swim suits.... and your skin. I don't know about you, but by the time the snow is finally melting, my skin is so dry and itchy. There is help though!
Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate the dry, dead skin so that your skin can rejuvinate and look and feel soft. The main ingredient in this diy sugar scrub is organic, fair trade, coffee grounds! It is believed that the caffeine in the coffee can actually reduce the appearance of cellulite by helping to constrict skin cells causing the skin to tighten and firm. The combination of the ground coffee and the sugar are great for exfoliation and the organic coconut oil is packed full of goodness including antioxidants and is very moisturizing! Win, Win!!
Here is the recipe:
Time: 5 minutes
1 Cup freshly ground organic, fair trade coffee beans
1 Cup organic sugar
1/2 Cup organic unrefined coconut oil
A few drops of essential oil is optional; I used vanilla.
Freshly ground hazelnut is optional as well.
Melt the coconut oil and cool slightly. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thouroughly. Store in a clean glass jar. A cute bail jar makes a great gift for a friend but, a canning jar works just as well. Store out of direct heat and sunlight. It should stay fresh for up to 3 months if you do not introduce water or bacteria. So use clean, dry hands or a spoon to remove 1-2 Tablespoons per use. Apply the scrub to dampened skin and rub. Rinse well. Be careful not to get it into eyes, nose or mouth. The oil in the scrub can also make the shower/tub slippery so use caution.
Adult use only.