Homemade Coffee Scrub with Essential Oils
I love using all natural products to pamper myself with. My latest discovery is Homemade Coffee Scrub with Essential Oils which makes an excellent exfoliant, offers skin beautifying benefits, helps to control cellulite and smells amazing!!
Here’s my recipe, made from coffee grounds and aromatic essential oils is a beautiful way to start the day. This recipe uses a rich coffee with the sweet scent of peppermint — known in aromatherapy for its mentally stimulating, energizing properties. Thanks to raw sugar crystals and olive oil, which exfoliate and moisturize, your body gets a pick-me-up, too. It makes enough for two to three applications.
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup pure turbinado sugar
15 drops peppermint essential oil
1/2 cup used coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; using a fork, thoroughly blend. Transfer the scrub to a wide mouthed jar, and store in a cool place until ready to use. The scrub will keep for one to two weeks, longer if refrigerated.
2. While showering, apply handfuls of the coffee scrub to wet skin in circular motions, starting at the feet and working up. The scrub contains oil, so it’s best to do this over a rubber mat to avoid slipping. Pay particular attention to rough spots such as heels, ankles, knees, and elbows and cellulite affected areas.
3. After scrubbing, cleanse skin as usual using a mild natural soap or body wash. Pat skin dry with a fluffy towel, and follow with lotion to seal in the moisture.
Pamper yourself and let me know what you think!