In a world with zombies, cannibals, marauders and rabid dogs there is an even more insidious foe that must be eradicated during the winter months: dry skin.
For this reason, I’ve decided to share my coffee scrub recipe. As a devoted coffee drinker, I always have a fresh supply of used coffee grounds handy. (Another great way to use coffee grounds is as a fertilizer for your basement garden.)
My coffee body scrub will not only exfoliate your skin, it may even help you eliminate cellulite by “waking up” your skin’s natural metabolism or….. something. Truthfully, I don’t understand the science behind it.
As always, use substitutions liberally here!
½ cup used coffee grounds
2 tablespoons sugar (salt can be a substitute)
1 ½ tablespoons Vitamin E oil (coconut oil works too)
1 tablespoon almond oil (substitute: olive oil)
How to do it:
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, stir.
- In the bath (or shower if you are lucky enough to have running water) scrub all over your body, taking care to scrub extra hard on cellulite trouble zones and dry places.
- Rinse thoroughly
After all, if beauty is on the inside, why not remove a layer of epidermis to make it more visible?
Your never scaly,
PS: This recipe works great in conjunction with my hair masque recipe for a fantastic spa day!
Is there anything coffee can’t do!?
I’ve also heard it’s great for compost.
It certainly fuels me!
On the subject of breakfast time waste, egg shells are also amazing for compost. Can I also say that I kind of love this theme? It rocks 🙂
Thank you! And yes, egg shells (which I save after egg white facials) also make for fabulous compost!
I haven`t tried an egg facial yet, though I`ve heard they are amazing. I`ll have to get on that, after I try a honey and oatmeal one!
Oh, you’ve inspired me! I shall do a post on my dear (deceased) friend Mrs. Silver’s egg white facial sometime next week.
I`m glad to be of help!
I can’t wait to try this scrub!
Ok, this just made my list of “must try”!
If you make a batch of this how long will it last? Or do you only make small amounts?
Small amounts are best unless you plan on sharing. Then again, why share? -Miss E
As if sharing coffee body scrub – no chance! 😀