Body scrubs are so delicious!
Coffee is a natural exfoliant and is known to provide antioxidants, increase blood flow and tighten your skin – when applied topically as a scrub. Add some more goodies such as moisturizing coconut oil and essential oils, and you have a body scrub that packs a punch, feels lovely and smells divine.
Making your own body scrub takes just a few minutes, costs a fraction of store-bought stuff and only truly contains what you choose to put in it.
Here is an invigorating recipe for coffee scrub, perfect to wake you up from head to toe!
Basic ingredients for coffee scrub:
1 C raw sugar
1 C freshly ground coffee / coffee beans blended in the food processor or blender / or the content of a few Nespresso-capsules
1/2 C cold pressed coconut oil or almond oil
1 TBSP salt – sea salt or Himalayan rock salt
1 TBSP vanilla essence
1 TBSP raw cacao
1 TBSP ground cinnamon or 1-2 drops cinnamon essential oil
5-8 drops peppermint essential oil
5-8 drops orange essential oil
How to make coffee scrub:
Stir all ingredients together, add extras as you please.
Place the mixture in a (reusable) jar, decorate it as you wish.
This makes an awesome gift for anyone you love.
Otherwise keep it, it’s too good 🙂
C = cup, 240 ml
1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP
1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP
TBSP = table spoon, 15 ml or 3 tsp
tsp = tea spoon, 5 ml
“soft dates” = medjool are usually best. If necessary, soak briefly and drain. The soaking water is super sweet by the way!