RECIPE

Peppy Coffee Body Scrub

This is the perfect body scrub to use in the morning. It will wake up your senses while leaving your skin nourished and glowing.

Caffeine is coffee’s secret weapon when it comes to waking us up in the morning, but it’s also amazing for our skin. It helps tighten the skin and is loaded with antioxidants, which help battle dark spots, fine lines, swelling, and inflammation. It is important to pay attention to the quality of coffee grounds you use for your body scrub, so I recommend organic, high quality coffee if you want to get the most benefits. While I love reusing brewed coffee grounds, in this case, keep in mind that the caffeine content will be depleted. So if you are just looking to sloth away dead skin, used grounds are fine. But if you are looking for tighter skin and antioxidants, then you should use fresh grounds.

I love using coconut sugar because its a finely ground sugar (and always in my cupboard), but you can also use brown sugar for the same texture. I added in a few drops of vanilla extract as I love the depth of aroma it gives, but you can skip this ingredient if you want to cut down on cost. The peppermint oil provides a perfect wake up punch, and the coconut oil leaves skin soft and glowing.

Category : Skincare

Ingredients

½ cup ground coffee

½ cup coconut or brown sugar

¼ cup fractioned coconut oil

5 drops vanilla extract

15 drops peppermint essential oilView Details

Peppermint Essential Oil

SGD $18.00

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For when the spring in your step has decided to throw in the towel for the day. Peppermint oil’s strong, refreshing aroma has been known to help with mental fatigue, depression, and even to end a headache. It is one of the best things for tired, achy feet, and is known for stimulating new ideas and creativity.

Supplies

A medium size bowl to mix up the ingredients

A large, glass container with a lid

Directions

Step 1 Combine the peppermint oil, vanilla extract, and the coconut oil in a medium sized bowl.

Step 2 Add in the coffee grounds, sugar, and mix well.

Step 3 Store in an airtight glass container or mason jar next to your bath or shower.

Step 4 Use 1-2 tablespoons of the coffee body scrub to exfoliate wet skin. Use this scrub 2-3 times a week for the best skin results.

Step 5 You may want to use a drain catcher to prevent the grounds from going down the drain.

Step 6 If you try out this recipe, please review it below. I would love to hear how you liked it.

AUTHOR

Marra Hensby

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Fun Fact! Did you know…

1.) Inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory system, and therefore the central nervous system. (What a great way to calm down!)