Monday, May 7, 2012
DIY Coffee & Cinnamon Sugar Scrub!!
It's been a grey and rainy day here in the Springs so I felt the urge to play in my kitchen today...
I decided I needed a new sugar scrub seeing as I haven't had one in a LOOOONG time.
It's very simple and I'm pretty sure you have everything in your kitchen already if you're a coffee drinker. It took me less than 10 min to whip up, so all my errands and household cleaning could take a step to the side w/out causing any time constraint on my very busy day.
First things first....
What are these ingredients and why are they good for my skin??
Helps reduce inflammation
Aids in killing cellulite allowing circulation to take place
Makes a wonderful exfoliant
Can help smooth skin that's eczema prone
Makes your skin glow
For every skin type
Can aid in unclogging pores
Plumps the skin
Yet another eczema treatment
Soothes various irritations
Anti Age aid
Gives way for a smooth and closer shave
My husband says it smell like Starbucks haha
(He doesn't like coffee but still wants to try it, I love him. :)
Lets get started!!
Here's what you need.....
A large mixing bowl
Measuring Cups and spoons
And a clean mason jar
**There's no particular order to mix this so don't worry :)
You can use fresh or used coffee grains, I tried used but will do fresh next round.
The sugar is up to you, wether organic or not, but obviously organic would be better.
Again freshly ground or not, it's whatever is easiest for you!
And last, extra virgin olive oil
About a 1/4 cup
(I used a 1/2 and that made it too soupy...)
**Mix until blended.
Place in a mason jar for safe keeping and store in a cool dry place.
Your scrub should stay fresh for 2 months!
(Makes sure when getting it out for use that clean hands or a clean spoon is used to keep from possible bacteria build up. This is very important.)
You skin should feel soft, supple and well moisturized!!
This is great for fast moving mornings when you don't have time to apply body lotion
OR if you live in a humid climate.
Use once a week for proper body exfoliation :)
And as always, enjoy you latest creation!!!
Hope you enjoy this as much as I am and will, it's great to know I'm using something safe and I paid under $5.00! I love that.