Coffee. You beautiful temptress. What can’t you do? I’m starting to think there isn’t much. Studies have suggested it can help fight depression, lower your risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke; it contains antioxidants and may reduce cellulite when used topically. Don’t even get me started on the smell… Oh that intoxicating smell. Yesterday, we brewed some heavenly french press coffee. This is what I did with the left over grounds,
Making your own body scrub is easier than getting in your car, going to the store and purchasing your own. Plus, it takes quite a bit less time. You likely have these ingredients in your kitchen right now.
Coconut Coffee Sugar Scrub
•1/2 cup coffee grounds
•1/2 turbinado sugar
•1 cup coconut oil
• 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil* (optional)
*eucalyptus has anti inflammatory properties so it is wonderful for relieving sore, aching muscles
Simply mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the fridge. I used my hands to mix so my body heat would melt the coconut oil a bit.
This scrub smells… Well, like coffee. Enough said right? Coffee and coconut with a refreshing little zing of eucalyptus. I am immediately transported to some far away place when I use it. It leaves your skin super smooth, like silk, like baby skin soft. I’m totally hooked.