This homemade coffee scrub takes all of five minutes, lasts a few weeks and is made with real, natural ingredients. It's really the best way to use those coffee grounds that you normally discard. Use it as an exfoliator that'll leave your skin feeling baby soft, smooth and shiny.
I have a love-hate relationship with summer.
I love the fact that I can gorge on Ice Cream, even for breakfast (Hello, Natural's Tender Coconut- I'm looking at you!). Drink iced coffee all day and even use the coffee grounds to make me some awesome coffee scrub. Try out crazy granita flavors (Lemongrass - coconut - honey please), take cold showers without shivering. Use a blanket but stick one leg out (I CAN'T be the only one who does that). Eat Mangoes and wear Flip-Flops. Not necessarily together. But eating mangoes while wearing flip-flops is kinda fun.
What I hate about summer is how my skin gets- oily and kinda dirty. All that sweat and pollution clogs up the pores and gives me pimples. Yuck.
I like to exfoliate to keep them away. Not just the face but my whole body. Only once or twice a week. But it helps a lot and it improves circulation, reduces those ugly dimples (read: cellulite), gets rid of all the dead skin and makes me feel smooth and glowy. All summer ready.
By the way, I make my own scrub at home. That way I know what's going on my skin and I don't have any harmful chemicals to worry about. It takes five minutes, costs peanuts, lasts a month and smells absolutely yummilicious. I can almost eat it but I don't, promise!
DIY Homemade Coffee Scrub
- ½ Cup Coffee Ground (Don't use Instant as it'll dissolve)
- ½ Cup Sugar Granulated
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil melted
- 1 Lemon Rind from Lemon
- 1 Lemon Juice of
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Use up to twice a week on the entire body and face. Wash off with water. (I don't use soap after exfoliating. However, you can wash with soap if you prefer)
- Store in a jar for up to one and a half month.