This scrub is sure to wake you up. The coffee aroma is pure delight!
WARNING: Because of the inclusion of a large amount of cinnamon, this scrub should not be used buy pregnant women or those with sensitive skin. It can be made without the cinnamon if you wish.
Besides smelling delicious, this scrub works well to remove odors from hands. Say you've been chopping onions or garlic and you keep smelling it on your fingers . . . try some coffee scrub! It will get rid of it!
How to Make a Spiced Coffee Scrub
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ground coffee (dry grounds, not previously used)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon cocoa butter
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Yield: approximately 1 cup
Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter over low heat. Once melted, allow to cool briefly. Place sugar coffee grounds and cinnamon in a bowl. Add almond oil and pour cooled cocoa butter/ coconut oil over the top. Stir to combine.
Place into jars and label. Be sure to include precautions mentioned above.
Note: This scrub can be fairly messy to use because of the large amount of coffee ground included. Be sure to leave enough time to wash off thoroughly or reserve for use as a foot scrub.
This recipe comes from the second edition of Simple Scrubs to Make and Give .