Exfoliation is an important step in maintaining healthy skin. Not only does the process slough off dead skin cells allowing for clearer pores, it also improves the skin’s texture and adds a natural glow. Unfortunately, if you check the ingredient list on the vast majority of commercial exfoliators you’ll find a list of harsh, toxic chemicals.
So…I leave those exfoliators on the store shelf and I make my own.
Using 2 ingredients that I always have on hand, within minutes I have an all-natural exfoliating scrub.
All you need are 2 of my favorite kitchen items: coffee and coconut oil!
Seriously, that’s all you need.
The recipe (such as it is) is super simple and in no time you’ll have your own homemade exfoliator. Be sure to scroll down and read the “Tips & Variations” too.
All-Natural Exfoliating Scrub
1 Tbsp coffee grounds
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Thoroughly combine the coffee grounds and the coconut oil.
In a gentle circular motion, rub mixture on your face (avoiding your eyes, of course ’cause coffee grounds in your eye would not be a good thing). Rinse thoroughly with warm water. A warm wash cloth helps remove any stray coffee grounds. There’s no need to moisturize afterward as the coconut oil handles that for you.
Tips and variations:
The ingredient amounts can be doubled to make an all-over scrub.
Softening the coconut oil before mixing makes the process a whole lot easier.
Don’t scrub too hard…You want to remove dead skin cells not remove a layer of skin.
Used coffee grounds work just as well as fresh coffee grounds and they make a whole lot more sense economically.
Although I’ve not tried it, I’m sure olive oil would be a great sub if you’re out of coconut oil. (If you try it, let me know how it works!)
If you’re doing an all-over scrub, you definitely want to be in the shower. Yeah, it’s that messy!
Do you have a favorite exfoliating recipe? We’d love to learn about it in the comments below!
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