I love a good exfoliator. It’s amazing to walk out of the shower feeling like a smooth moisturized goddess with a nice glow and scent. I looked up coffee scrubs and found many recipes, but when I tried them for myself, they never made my skin feel the way I wanted it to.
There are 3 main components in the scrub:
- Moisture– we need to ensure that once we remove the skin we hydrate the skin immediately after.
- Scrub– It needs to be powerful but not so strong that it’s comparable to St. Ives. I need to have that amazing refreshing feeling after.
- Smell – I should (and so should my bathroom) should smell amazing. This is a touch-and-go thing because I want the room to smell like it but it shouldn’t fight with my actual fragrance.
So on to the actual making.
I use items I have in my home. First, the coffee grounds. I keep a bag of used coffee grounds in my kitchen, sometimes I use it for my scrubs and my plants. Double whammy.
Coconut Oil- I know that coconut oil isn’t as loved as it once was but just like olive oil I still love it.
Essential Oil– I love to add a nice fragrance like citrus or something warmer in fall like vanilla.
Brown Sugar– For a little bit of sweetness
My Scrub Recipe
*This is a handmade recipe and I trust the ancestors to guide me so the measurements will be rough*
About two cups of coconut oil
3 cups of coffee grounds (used)
2 tbsp of brown sugar (optional)
Mix ingredients in one large bowl until completely mixed then pour into jar. Store in a cool dry place.
I use this scrub one to two times a week focusing on rough areas like knees, feet, and elbows. I then apply a thick moisturizer and my skin stays soft all day long.