Last year I realized that coffee scrubs are two things:
- 1. cool
- 2. expensive
So I decided… hey, I’m just going to make my own freaking coffee scrub AND I’m going to give it away to my friends. But let me be honest… I didn’t give many of them away because I loved them so much myself. It’s really simple to make, and who doesn’t want to be like “I love coffee so much that I BATHE IN IT?”
Also. You know how that St. Ives Apricot Scrub is like a STAPLE for your bathroom to get your face scrub on? This coffee scrub is even scrubbier, just saying.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup of coffee grounds (I just collect the ones I’ve already used for coffee)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of melted coconut oil
OPTIONAL: Essential oils
Ready for this? It’s seriously SO SIMPLE.
Melt the coconut oil. Mix the coffee grounds + sugar. Add 10-15 drops of essential oils (my favorite combo so far is orange + lemongrass). Store in a jar (I found mine in the dollar section at Target, and at Christmas they were half off – they were 3 for $1.50! but here are some great ones, too). I keep mine in the shower and extras are stored in the fridge (weird, I know but I don’t want the coconut oil to get all melty!).
THERE YOU HAVE IT! It’s super simple and seriously SO GOOD.
If you like simple, DIY face things, make sure you check out this honey/cinnamon/nutmeg scrub: