Scrub a dub dub




I love a good latte, I am even becoming partial to a piccolo every now and then. But I had never thought about covering my body in coffee grinds. I will be honest, I first saw coffee body scrub  floating around the web. Ranging in price from $19.99 up to $40, I had heard lots about it, and definitely heard mixed reviews. Some people market it as relief for stretch marks, other people say its a great exfoliant. Some people swear by it, other people say they don't rate it at all. I wasn't sure what all the fuss was about but I wanted to get in on the action.

A couple of months ago one in one of the online communities I am part of, a lovely gal posted a DIY recipe. Of course, this was right up my alley. I didn't wanna part with my cash until I was able to make a call on whether I liked it. The other thing that appealed to me, was knowing EXACTLY what was going into this product I was about to put on my body. No additives, no chemicals. Pretty radical if you ask me. And, It is super easy. Love.

Anyway, I finally got around to making it. I used it last night, and seriously, lets just take a minute. It is. Awesome! My body felt delicious and moisturised, I felt strangely invigorated, and I smelt divine. Obviously I have no idea if it makes any difference to my skin yet, but I will let you know.  I asked if could share the recipe with you guys, and there was no problem so... here it is.

First you need to melt your coconut oil. I just popped mine on the stove for a minute and it was done. I set it aside and let it cool slightly. You don't want it to go solid, but you don't want it hot either. Then, add your coffee, sugar and cinnamon. You can also add a dash of vanilla, or forgo the cinnamon and add a few drops of your favourite essential oil! Mix it up good, pop it in your jar and you are ready to go! Just jump into the shower and scrub away. Its a little bit messy but I think thats also part of the appeal. Divine! 

I would love to know if you use it so let me know! 


3 comments:

  1. Ahh this sounds amazing!! I've never really bothered with scrubs before but I've heard great things about coffee ones! I think I'll have to give it a go :)

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  2. Your recipes are always my fave. Those cookies are still my fave recipe for making the sweet things - I found the little page I did for that recently. Seriously, why don't you have a book yet missy moo?
    Gonna try this this weekend, it's decided. I think I have everything already!

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  3. Finally got around to making your beautiful coffee scrub yesterday. Today I smell like a lovely combination of Coffee, Cinnamon, Coconut Oil and Vanilla. :)

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