Confession time – I have never liked the taste of coffee, but I have ALWAYS loved the smell. I sneak through the coffee aisle for a moment of aroma therapy whenever I have the chance. While I don’t keep coffee on hand to drink, I do keep it on hand for homemade self-care products. This grounded coffee scrub is a personal fave. With only 3 ingredients, it’s incredibly easy to make. Your nose and your skin will thank you.
This easy recipe creates a marvelous face and body scrub. It’s lovely to use after you’ve dry brushed and hopped into the shower, to further exfoliate and moisturize your gorgeous skin.
I prefer to create this grounded coffee scrub with organic, fair trade ingredients. Supporting fair trade helps to ensure that farmers (many of whom live in developing nations) receive fair wages and safe work environments and also supports agricultural improvements and community development. While coffee and sugar are hot commodities, it can be incredibly difficult for small-scale farmers to create a profitable business. Fair trade helps to ensure that they receive fair wages for all of their hard work. It’s incredibly important that we do our best to support that. Learn more about the importance of supporting fair trade coffee here, fair trade coconut oil here and fair trade sugar here.
Grounded Coffee Scrub
1 Cup of Grounded Coffee Beans (If you’re a coffee drinker, you can save your used coffee grounds)
1/2 Cup of Cane Sugar
1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
Optional: 5 to 8 Drops of Essential Oil (some of my faves include Wild Orange, Lavender or Peppermint)
Heat the oil just until melted and remove from heat. Add the sugar and coffee and mix well. Store in an airtight container and use to exfoliated a couple of times a week. Enjoy!
Have you made a grounded coffee scrub before? What essential oils would you like to add? Let me know in the comments below!
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