Every morning my partner makes fresh coffee and every morning coffee grinds get thrown out. So I got thinking why the waste? Surely there can be a use for these left overs, so naturally I thought of skincare and hey presto BODY SCRUB! (Coffee grinds are also good for the garden, this will come in a later post)
Because we can absorb harmful chemicals though the skin its a great idea to be conscious of what we put on it, keep it as natural as possible. Thats why I love making my own skincare and this scrub is fantastic because it is 100% natural and works like health food for the skin. If you want super soft skin then use this its amazing for smoothing away rough skin and could even help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
I love a scrub for bringing life back to my skin especially in the winter when it can get so dry.
So how do you make it?
You will need:
A bowl, a metal spoon & fork, Pestle and mortar (optional), Jars to put scrub in or sealable foil lined coffee packs
- Half cup coffee grinds, if you want you can crush them a bit more in a pestle and mortar.
- 100ml apricot and or almond oil or 50/50 of each.
- Quarter a mug of coconut oil (I used solid in refined with its natural fragrance) if it’s solid you need to melt this, if its liquid then use 50ml.
- 500g Dead Sea salt (you may need to add more if mix is to runny)
- 10 drops of vanilla extract
Mix all together in a bowl and then divide between jars or foil sealable coffee bags.
Rub over skin, works best on damp skin or scoop out some mixture and add a few drops of water if mix is to dry, rub and massage all over body and rinse off with water. Warning – a bit messy!!!! ENJOY!