Going organic- Diy coffee scrub
What's up people?
I made the most delicious scrub a little while back.
Homemade scrubs are among the simplest and most effective of popular homemade products.
The usual suspects are sugar or salt mixed with a natural oil- olive, coconut, sweet almond etc.
We already know coffee hair benefits: helps with shedding and darkening if you have light-coloured hair, but coffee has some great benefits for skin as well. Read more
I got the recipe from fresh lengths here but tweaked it a little to suit what I had available at home.
In a small glass jar:
- 2 parts instant coffee
- 1 part granulated sugar
- Carrier oil. I used olive and sunflower (heavier oils for my dry skin).
- favourite essential oil (optional). I used rose
I didn't measure the oil, just added carefully and mixed until it was the right consistency which is thick but spreadable, for a scrub.
Then I added a few drops of the rose essential oil.
The smell of coffee plus rose is simply divine ugh! I couldn't keep the jar away from my nose.
I tried it carefully on my face. I say carefully because it's an intensive scrub and you don't want to hurt your delicate face. I got the same very smooth results, although my skin felt just a little tender. So remember, go gently on your face or not at all.
I like that instant coffee dissolves in water so it goes down the drain, no mess unlike coffee grounds.
Downside: Over time it congealed. My sugar/salt and oil scrubs don't do that. It got really stuck together and firm in the jar and I couldn't get it out. It's definitely the instant coffee; you know how Milo does this when it's left alone?
I recommend that you only make enough for one use at a time. Notice how I use ratios and not actual amounts in the recipe?
Would you try this?