I’m serving up the recipe for a coffee/oatmeal body scrub that will have your skin drinking up the good stuff! This scrub is amazing, and I swear I can smell it as I’m writing this! It is SO GOOD, don’t be surprised if you find your arm stuck to your nose!
Ready? No need to go and buy a fancy jar unless you want to. Just go grab any glass container (mine is 8 ounces) with a tight-fitting lid you have handy. Make sure it’s clean and dry. If you want to go a step further and paint your jar, you can do what I did and simply paint it any color you want (acrylic paint), let dry and sand off edges (or not). Let’s get MIXING!!
You will need:
1 cup ground Vanilla Bean Cream Brulee Coffee grounds (I used Archer Farms brand @ Target and Oh my goodness!!)
1/2 cup quick cooking oats (or old-fashioned oats ground up)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 TBS honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Note: This is not a face scrub – body scrub only.
MIX IT UP: Simply mix all the ingredients together well and pour into your jar! You do not have to refrigerate your scrub (unless you want too), and it will last on your counter (looking cute) for approximately 2 weeks….if it lasts that long – mine never does! I would strive for all organic brands whenever possible. If you do not have coconut oil the first go around, just try with olive oil and check the consistency as you go. I aim to have about a 1/2 inch of oil that “settles on top” in my jar. You really can’t mess it up which is why I love it so much!
APPLICATION: Anyone in the mood for a shower? I am! This scrub is absolutely amazing for your skin – especially maturing skin. Smooth handfuls all over and rub in slow circles. Don’t rub too hard! And try not to eat it! 🙂 Don’t forget to move in an upward motion toward your heart; this aids in blood circulation (and gravity, let’s be real). Breathe as you go- it’s soooo good! For best results, keep the scrub on as long as you can to allow the ingredients to do their thing! The coffee does wonders for tightening and smoothing! You will be blinded by your glowing skin! YOU’LL SEE!!
FUN TIPS: Go with the season! Using the same recipe, just choose a different ground coffee like PUMPKIN/CINNAMON for FALL or PEPPERMINT/SUGAR COOKIE for WINTER!! OR… try adding raw coarse sugar into the mix for a foot scrub for soar, dry feet this coming winter season! The choices are endless, so let me know what you think and better yet, comment with any good varieties you conjure up! Happy scrubbing!