Give those used coffee grounds a second life with this quick and effective DIY body scrub using only 3 ingredients you have in your pantry already.
1 1/2 cup ground coffee beans
1 1/2 cup brown sugar.
3/4 cup coconut oil
Dry the ground coffee beans thoroughly in a warm oven (~120degC) for about 30-40 minutes before use.
Mix all the ingredients together until combined
Store in an airtight container in a dry environment.
Directions for use
Scoop out a handful of scrub with dry hands.
Jump into the shower and dry rub your body with the scrub using upwards circular motions. Avoid the face.
Turn on the shower and continue the massaging the skin. The sugar crystals will dissolve, coffee grounds will wash away and the coconut oil will moisturise the body.
Because this scrub doesn't contain a preservative it is really important to ensure no water gets into the mix to prevent the scrub from growing legs and walking out of the shower. Gross...but preventable.
Using thoroughly dried coffee is ESSENTIAL. Always err on the side of caution and leave them in the oven for a little longer if unsure and lap up those barrister scents from the kitchen.
Store the scrub in a dry environment when not in use, with the lid on securely.
Scoop out the scrub with dry hands.
Don't use the the scrub on the face for the following reasons:
The scrub is a physically exfoliant that is quite rough, which is great for the tougher skin on our bodies but isnt gentle enough for the more sensitive skin on our face.
Coconut oil, while a great moisturiser for the body, is comedogenic meaning it can block pores and cause breakouts when used on the face.
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