Our first snow fall of the season and Mother Nature came at us with over a foot of snow. It was beautiful. There are few things as peaceful as the quiet sound of falling snow. One of the many reasons I love living in Michigan is the changing of the seasons. However, this time of year, my skin is taking a beating from the dry forced heat of the furnace and the many hand washings that go along with working in an elementary school. One of the ways that I combat dry skin is by making my own exfoliating, super moisturizing, coffee scrub.
In this scrub, I use organic coffee, organic cold pressed pumpkin seed oil and raw honey. Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin E as well as zinc which are great for your skin. I also use essential oils to help enhance the scrub. I chose peppermint oil as I find it to be invigorating. I also use grapefruit oil in the scrub because I find it helps with acne and combating oily skin.
- 1 cup Ground Coffee (I use finely ground, but you can choose how coarse based on your own skin type)
- 2/3 cups Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil
- 1 tablespoon Raw Honey
- 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
This Scrub is very moisturizing. Apply to skin using circular motions. Then rinse. I find it works best to rinse with warm water. When using essential oils, be sure to try a little bit as a test. If you experience any adverse reaction, discontinue use. This is not to be ingested.
|Combine your coffee, honey and pumpkin seed oil. Stir into an almost pudding type texture.|
|Add your essential oils, 1 drop at a time. The peppermint is invigorating and grapefruit is great for your skin, however a little goes a long way. There will be a coffee aroma that blends in with the essential oils and should be pleasant.|
If you live in Michigan or other snowy climates, you will go stir crazy before long if you don’t venture out into the weather. I have my chickens to keep me going outside each day. Roscoe, our 1 year old little bundle of fur joy also likes to play in the snow. Little is maybe an exaggeration as you can see I walk him on a horse lead rope, but after hiking about in the snow, I need to replace the moisture that the wind wicks away. This coffee scrub is one of my favorite ways to do that. I do not feel like I need lotion after using it. The scent of coffee mixed with the light peppermint and grapefruit is refreshing.
I hope you enjoy.