Winter here in Portland is in full swing, and my skin is feeling it! So, I decided to conjure up my favorite homemade exfoliant to help combat some of the dryness. This coconut coffee scrub is the bomb. You can literally see and feel the glow of your skin after exfoliating with this scrub. The caffeine from the coffee beans helps waken your skin and the honey provides a wonderful light moisturizer which helps protect against the harsh dry weather. Plus, it’s inexpensive and super easy to make at home.
What you’ll need:
1/2 C. Coffee Beans
1/2 C. Coconut Sugar
1/4 C. Coconut Oil
1/8 C. Honey
Sprinkles of Cinnamon
If your coconut oil is hard, you’ll need to soften it. Make sure it’s not all hot and melty when you combine it with the other ingredients though, or it will make your scrub runny! So if you have to melt it down, let it cool until it’s room temperature. I use 100% organic ingredients when I make this because my skin is sensitive and deserves the same special treatment as my internal organs. No harsh chemicals or toxins on my skin please!
Easy as that! Be very gentle anytime you exfoliate your skin. Use light pressure with your finger tips and move in tiny circles around your face. I love to close my eyes and take in the smell while I envision the dead skin being scrubbed away and replaced with luscious vitamins and minerals. I usually spend extra time under my eyes to really wake up and reduce the dark circles. This stuff seriously does make your skin glow. And it tastes good too!
*Tip: Use a hot cloth to gently rub away the exfoliant and remaining oil.