Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Coffee Scrub (aka HEAVEN)

I have been using this scrub for six or more months now and I'm in love. It smells AMAZING and makes my skin soft and my showers feel like a spa experience. 

Ingredients Needed:
  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds 
  • 1 1/2 cup epson salt (I use this kind)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 5 - 10 drops of tea tree oil
Materials Needed:
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Jar for storing 
  • Spoon/fork for stirring
  • Measuring cup (for measuring!) 

Combine all the ingredients listed below into a bowl and stir! I actually ended up heating the mixture a bit this time to soften and better incorporate the coconut oil since it's cold here now and this oil is hard/somewhat solid at colder temperatures.

Once you get all the ingredients mixed together the scrub will be dark, and smell amazing (thought sometimes the tea tree oil overpowers everything as you stir). Put the scrub in a container and you're good to go. I used a little glass jar but you could do plastic or flip-top container. Whatever works! 

I actually cannot express to you how wonderful this smells when you open it up and use it in the shower. I love coffee so that accounts for some of my extreme obsession with this coffee scrub, but it's the cinnamon smell too. It's sort of like a breakfast cookie. In short: WONDERFUL. And, my skin is super soft and well moisturized even in these winter months. I tend to get ingrown hairs or little bumps where my hair follicles are (TMI?) and since using this as an exfoliant it's not been an issue! Plus, coffee is supposed to be great for your skin. AND my little cuts and scrapes seem to heal so much faster, I assume it's a result of the tea tree and coconut oil magic. Though I have been known to believe that tea tree oil cures/solves most/all problems, THIS IS FOR REAL. Promise. (I am not a doctor or a healer so this is not a legit claim or anything. Do I need a lawyer now?)

RE: saw a scrub similar to this at Whole Foods recently, made in store and selling for almost $15 a pound! He was all like, LAURA YOU NEED TO OPEN A STORE AND SELL YOUR SCRUBS IMMEDIATELY. Ha! Do yourself a favor and make this at home. Just one more way to TREAT YO SELF for pennies.  

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