Coffee Scrub

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.

Winter is very drying to my skin. I love to make a homemade 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.

Homemade Coffee Scrub.

Coffee Scrub

Ingredients

  • 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

Note

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.

Directions

Step 1
Combine your coffee, honey and pumpkin seed oil. Stir into an almost pudding type texture.
Step 2
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.

Moisture Rich Coffee Scrub

I hope you enjoy.

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