May 5, 2019
Happy Sunday & Cinco de Mayo!
After moving to Maui, it didn’t take long for me to realize my chronically dry skin needed a little bit of TLC. With tanning, salt water, chlorine, and my daily slathering of coconut oil and lotion, I wasn’t seeing the improvements and texture that I love having in my skin. My skin would often look dull, and I realized that while the coconut oil helped keep my skin hydrated, I needed a little help getting rid of the excess dry skin. I knew I wanted a body scrub, but it was difficult for me to find one with ingredients that I really loved and that I was certain wouldn’t irritate my skin. As I started looking online, I was inspired to make my own with some extra coffee I had lying around. This way, I could be certain of all the ingredients, give myself another reason to enjoy coffee throughout the day, and play around with ingredient ratios so that I have a more personalized scrub based on what my skin needs.
After using this scrub for a couple of months now I can really say it is a game changer! I am so obsessed with my skin after using it, I walk up to Evan asking him to feel random parts of my body (“Feel them! The backs of my arms are so soft!”).
Below is my list of ingredients and skin-loving properties of each so you can decide what you want to add to your own coffee scrub!
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Coffee Grounds (mine were ground for regular coffee right off the shelf)
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
2 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Cacao Powder
Coffee: reduces cellulite, antioxidants which produce calming effects, Vitamin B3 (which is thought to reduce the chances of skin cancer), reduces inflammation
Coconut Oil: antioxidant properties, absorbs deeply into your skin for better hydration, exfoliation
Brown Sugar: hydrating properties to keep skin moisturized, aids in exfoliation, gentler than salt
Honey: antibacterial, full of antioxidants, gives the skin a glow
Cacao Powder: full of antioxidants which help fight free radicals
Simply combine all ingredients in a bowl, make sure the coconut oil is melted so that incorporates well into the mixture. Store in a mason jar on a shelf in your bathroom and use 1-2 times per week to enjoy super soft and radiant skin!
And there you have it! A coffee scrub you can enjoy while you’re nursing your Cinco de Mayo hangover!
Thanks for stopping by!