A friend of mine asked me if I had tried using a coffee scrub. So I was intrigued and made some up to try it.
Coffee Scrub Recipe (Ingredient amount approximate)
- 2 tablespoons ground coffee
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon castor oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the coconut oil (or soften to almost melted.) Stir in the castor oil. Stir in sugar, coffee and vanilla. Store in a small jar in your bathroom.
So, coffee scrub is supposed to exfoliate skin and make it soft and get rid of cellulite. I can attest to the first two but think it would need to be used regularly for a while to see if it reduces cellulite.
I just scooped some out and used it like soap and a washcloth.
This stuff smells amazing. And after I use it, my bathroom smelled wonderful for hours.
It feels invigorating to the skin.
Skin is very soft after a shower with it!
This might be harsh for sensitive skin or the face. (I haven't tried in on my face.)
It makes a mess! Keep a cup in your shower to rinse out the coffee after you rinse off.
It leaves the tub slick! I sprinkled baking soda in the tub (borax would work well here, too) after I showered and left it there so the next “showeree" wouldn't slip in the tub. Do a full cleaning of the tub if the next person who will be using it has poor balance or for the elderly!
I think you shouldn't make up a large batch. I suspect that water that gets into the container when you are scooping out some scrub will end up causing the coffee to mold over time. Eeewwww.
But overall I love it! Oh, and I stepped on a wasp (in my house! ) the other night. Last night my foot was itching terribly from it, so I used some coffee scrub on my foot and it did give some temporary relief.
I also used it to wash my hands one day just because. This is probably a good hand cleaner for grimy hands that won't leave them dried out.
Let me know what you think if you try it!
~Mama to Many~