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Saturday, November 22, 2014

DIY Shower Coffee Scrub


I love scrubs, they're great for keeping your skin super soft when the winter months dry you out. I've seen coffee scrubs out there for sale like Frank's Coffee Scrub, but felt I could DIY one with items I had in my kitchen instead of spending the extra $. I did some research and saw some different way to make this at home that I couldn't wait to try out. This DIY Shower Coffee Scrub helps target dry skin, stretch marks and cellulite. It also smells amazing because of the coffee and would also make a great gift!

Shower Coffee Scrub
  • 1/2 cup ground coffee (I used regular coffee, no special flavoring) 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon (even better if you can coarsely grind up a stick of it)
Mix all of these ingredients together in an airtight container, (I used a small mason jar w/ a screw top lid.

To Use: Massage scrub over clean damp skin in circular movements (I'd recommend doing this in the shower, it'll get messy!). Let the scrub sit on your skin for 5-10 minutes to allow for the caffeine in the coffee and the other ingredients do it's thing. Rinse and pat dry (you might want to use a little soap when rinsing if you don’t want too much oil left behind on your skin).

The scrub will keep for about 2 months if kept in a cool, dry place.

Try it out and let me know what you think!



2 comments:

  1. so cool! can you used coffee grounds, or does it have to be fresh?

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    1. It's better to use fresh coffee because that's what has all the nutrients! Haven't tried using the old grounds, but i'm sure it would work to help with exfoliation at least :)

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