How to make your own Coffee Body Scrub
This is a really simple and invigorating DIY body scrub that you can easily whip up at home, with items you may already have in your pantry. If you have a coffee capsule machine, this is an ideal way to use up any of those limited edition flavours or decaf variants that might be sitting around…. for me it was the Hazelnut Christmas variety…
Coffee Body Scrub – what you will need
2 heaped tablespoons of freshly ground coffee (I used two capsules of Nespresso Coffee)
2 tbps of coconut oil*
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tsp of coarse salt (rock/sea salt)
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl with a spoon, until a thick, grainy paste forms. Massage in to wet skin, and rinse off. I prefer to use this scrub as part of my morning shower as the aroma of the coffee is so uplifting and a refreshing way to start the day AND get your coffee hit, before you even have your first sip.
I have been experimenting with various body scrub recipes for weeks, trying to find the perfect combination of ingredients that: mix well on to the skin, rinse off easily and leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft. This has to be the best yet, please try it and tell me what you think! Honestly I am so in love with it that I am tempted to bottle the stuff and sell it!
Ground coffee is best, if you don’t have a coffee grinder or can’t get your hands on any coffee capsules, you could use plunger or filter coffee.
Store in an airtight container away from sunlight and humidity and it will keep for up to two weeks. I got four applications out of my scrub.
*In the cooler weather, the coconut oil solidifies so you may want to heat the oil before mixing with the other ingredients in the microwave for a minute to soften.
** Don’t try and get all “eco” on it and reuse your coffee capsules that have been through the machine- trust me, I tried this for you (thinking it would be a genius idea) and sadly no, it just smells like you are putting burnt coffee all over you. Stick to the fresh stuff.