Ahhhhh… coffee. I love everything about it: the taste, the heat and, of course, the smell. Using coffee grounds in a body scrub may seem a bit strange, but it exfoliates skin well, and the smell is to die for. Also, because the coffee is packed with antioxidants, it’s a great anti-inflammatory, and the caffeine also makes your skin feel softer and firmer.
I’ve made coffee body scrub before (here’s the original post), but I used olive oil in the recipe. We had a jar of coconut oil floating around in our pantry, so this time, I found a recipe that included coconut oil instead. The coconut oil is a lot more moisturizing then the olive oil, so you probably won’t need to put lotion on after you shower.
Coffee & Coconut Oil Body Scrub
3/4 cup coffee grounds (Used or fresh. Coarser coffee grounds seem best, but anything works)
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients well and store in airtight container.
Here’s the original recipe (I made quite a few modifications.)