Yes, you read that right. Coffee + Brown Sugar + Olive Oil = an amazing body scrub that my mom and I are both totally obsessed with.
I really do start an absurd amount of my conversations with that very sentence. Ever since I got a Pinterest account, I’m catching myself falling into the well-known Pinterest rut: repinning cool ideas, but never actually doing anything with them beyond that.
This Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub was one of the few things that I’ve seen, repinned, and then actually made. And it was so worth the energy it took to get up from my computer and walk out to the kitchen 😉
But seriously, it’s awesome. I love the yummy coffee smell of course, and my skin feels absolutely incredible afterwards. It’s so easy too.
Mix the coffee and brown sugar…
and then add olive oil until desired consistency is achieved (I added olive oil until sort of moist, but definitely not watery yet).
And that’s it! I use it every 3 or 4 days, though I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t use it every day. I put the scrub into a canning jar for the pictures, but I actually have it in a small plastic container normally, because I felt like a glass jar in the shower might not be such a great idea.
Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub
3/4 cup coffee
1/4 brown sugar
Mix the coffee and brown sugar and then add olive oil until desired consistency is achieved (I added olive oil until moist, but not watery).
We’ve never been big Black Friday shoppers around here, so when REI announced that they were closing all of their locations on Black Friday, and giving their employees a paid day off to be outdoors, we were thrilled! What an awesome idea.
Whether or not Black Friday shopping is your thing, think about joining us in spending some time outside with loved ones this year! What a great way to thank God for his creation, and for all he’s blessed us with.
That seems to be a general trend around here, doesn’t it? Between my mom and I, we subscribe to a lot of different blogs- food, fashion and everything in between. It’s awesome to see what other blogger’s are up to- it’s so inspiring!
A handful of blog posts that popped up in my inbox this week were so great that I just had to share them with you all. And it just so happens that many of them are food related. So get ready to drool- hope you enjoy!
You might remember a similar post on our blog- Banana Ice Cream. It’s a total hit during the summer- easy, healthy and delicious! That great thing about this post from A Beautiful Mess is that they include a ton of great ways to mix up the basic recipe.
I’m not a crafty person- it’s just not one of my strengths. I loved this DIY post from Skunkboy blog though- so many cute ideas! I especially love the homemade fire starters (shown above). Also, the colorful backgammon game is amazing!
Lysa Terkeurst’s devotions are awesome- I’d highly recommend checking them out. I especially loved what she had to say about Philippians 4:12-13- a verse that can sometimes be tough to swallow, and is always tough to live out. Worth the read.
I don’t ever wear real, denim jeans anymore. I hope I’m not alone in this. All my “jeans” are really more jeggings- way stretchier and comfier than the original. I’ve tried on real jeans a couple of times recently, and I just can’t convince myself that I’d wear them. Comfort is king.
But boyfriend jeans?? Maybe, just maybe, I could get behind those. These jeans from Madewell are super cute and actually look comfortable. Time will tell if I actually end up wearing real jeans again at some point 😉
And now for the rest of Fashion Friday, which happens to have nothing to do with jeans. Real or otherwise.