YUMMY DIY COFFEE / COCONUT / CINNAMON BODY SCRUB
This is so easy to make and use!
I don’t know about you but in summer my skin needs some extra TLC from all the sun, salt and heat. And then in winter I tend to get dry itchy skin so this is perfect for all times of the year! I used to do this scrub regularly but now I have a little 9 month old bubba, its increasingly hard to find time shower regularly, let alone do a body scrub! But regardless, I’ll share it with you so you can use it… even if I don’t have time myself and still have shitty dry skin!
½ cup (dry) organic ground coffee (full caffeine!)
½ cup raw sugar or sea salt* (The level of coarseness of the salt or sugar determines the abrasiveness (roughness) of the scrub—the coarser the exfoliants, the more abrasive the scrub. Salt is far more abrasive than a fine sugar, so if you have sensitive skin, opt for the fine sugar!) – Oh salt is also anti-inflammatory and antiseptic so it will kill bacteria if you have any breakouts etc.
¼ cup organic coconut oil (You can also use sweet almond or olive oil if you’d prefer. Each contain essential fatty acids that help moisturize skin).
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Mix all of the ingredients at room temperature. You don’t want the sugar or salt dissolving into warm oil. Pack the scrub into a glass jar with an airtight seal. A mason jar is perfect for this. Store the jar in your bathroom.
How to Use:
While standing in the shower (this is the least messy way to use a body scrub!), gently massage a small scoop of scrub on every area of your body (except your face). Vary your massage techniques—you can massage in small circles then in upward strokes to further stimulate circulation.
Spend a little extra time on the rougher areas of your body—like knees, elbows, and feet. When you’re finished, close the lid tightly and rinse off the scrub in the shower. Post shower, moisturize skin to further enhance softness and suppleness.
This scrub is designed to be used on your body, but NOT ON YOUR FACE. Rough particles (like ground coffee) may cause micro tears on delicate, sensitive facial skin.
If you have sensitive or reactive skin, try a small test patch and wait 24 hours before diving in with a full-body scrub treatment.
Enjoy… all you soft skinned lovelies!