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Energizing Body Scrub (With Coffee Grinds!)

We all know that a good cup of coffee can work its magic to help wake us up and get us pumped, but did you know that the grinds from your last pot have an equally energizing benefit for your skin?

This exfoliating scrub is a perfect addition to your morning shower, and packs a huge punch in the skincare department, while staying healthy and organic. The caffeine from the coffee grinds is an effective combatant to cellulite and can help wake you up, while the peppermint oil stimulates and energizes. The raw sugar exfoliates and softens the skin as the olive oil moisturizes.

Besides the awesome skincare benefits, this DIY gets even better when you find out just how easy it is to do, so take a look at the ingredients and instructions below!

• SUPPLIES & INSTRUCTIONS •

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raw sugar (brown sugar also works)
  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1/2 cup used (but fresh!) coffee grounds

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Combine together until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Transfer the scrub to a sterilized container. We find a wide-mouthed jar or squeeze bottle works best for ease of use later.
  4. Store in a cool place until ready to use. The scrub will keep for upwards of two weeks if refrigerated.

In-shower instructions!

  1. Apply coffee scrub to wet skin. For the best results, use circular motions when exfoliating.
  2. Rinse off scrub and cleanse skin with a mild soap or body wash.
  3. Carry on with your shower routine!
  4. Make sure to use lotion after you shower to lock in the moisture!

 

 

* DIY originally found at: http://mysweetsationtherapy.blogspot.ca/2010/09/got-coffee-wake-me-up-coffee-scrub-it.html *

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