The next time you have coffee beans that are past their prime, don’t throw them away! Turn them into this fantastic body scrub to slough away dull winter skin and get ready for spring and summer’s bare shoulders and shorter skirts. This body scrub smells good enough to eat and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and hydrated. Seriously, I used this on my hands six hours ago and I can’t stop touching them because they’re so soft! And this scrub will leave you smelling like coffee, honey and almonds for a few hours! That may not be for everyone, but I certainly enjoyed it.
In addition to the exfoliating properties of the ground coffee beans, the caffeine supposedly helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. Bonus! Both the honey and almond oil have antioxidants and are excellent natural moisturizers.
This is meant to be a body and hand scrub only, so please don’t use it on your face. The coffee grounds can be a bit harsh on sensitive skin, so use cautiously if you have had issues with scrubs in the past. Also, don’t use a scrub on your skin more than a few times a week, as too much exfoliating can actually encourage acne and dry skin.
1/2 cup very finely ground coffee
3 Tablespoons organic honey my Honey Boutique
2 Tablespoons almond oil