As we are soon entering the summer months and expose our skin more in t-shirts and shorts or skirts or perhaps lovely summer dresses, do you feel that your skin has become a little dull lately?
Why not try this home made coffee body scrub to revive your skin. Coffee has antioxidant properties; coconut oil is highly moisturising while cinnamon stimulates the blood flow and sugar removes dead skin cells. Add vanilla extract for a wonderful smell or you could replace this with 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil (always be careful when using essential oils and follow the instructions on how to use it as it can cause skin irritation).
- ½ cup of freshly brewed coffee grounds
- 1 Tbs ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup of melted coconut oil
- 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil
- ¼ cup of sugar
Mix all of the ingredients together in the bowl and transfer to a glass jar with lid.
Use when in the shower, massage in circular motions all over your body for a few minutes, especially around problematic areas and wash off well.
Enjoy your hydrated and beautifully smelling skin!
Store in cool place, it will last around 5-6 months.