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DIY Coffee, Coconut Oil and Honey Scrub

Hi Beauties,

I’m back this week with a beauty recipe. As you beauties already know I love a good body scrub. Nothing makes my body feel better than a good scrub down. Which leads me to my DIY Coffee, Coconut Oil and Honey scrub. This body scrub will help slough away dead skin cells, deeply nourish your skin and will leave you with a radiant, glowing complexion. My face and body feels so smooth and soft. I love that I can use this scrub year round. The instant brightening, smoothing and line minimizing effects lasts for hours! I love it.

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Ingredients:

Coconut oil has and will forever be the top beauty favorite everywhere. You can use coconut oil for almost anything. I love adding it in my body scrubs and mask. Coconut oil has so many healthy benefits for our hair and skin care.

The next ingredient is Honey. Honey is natural antibacterial. It’s known to be great for acne prevention and treatment. Honey is full of antioxidants, slows down aging.  I love using honey personally because it’s great for complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, and helps create a beautiful glow. It’s also great to mask and body scrubs.

Last and key ingredient is Coffee.  I had no idea that caffeine in coffee grounds is a great way to reduce cellulite. Caffeine absorbs into your skin and dehydrates the fluid in those irksome cellulite areas. It temporarily makes your skin tighter and firmer. Coffee also is a rich source of antioxidants that protects our skin from those free radicals that are harmful to our skin. It’s also known to help stimulate the skin and improve blood flow to the face. This will promote overall cell health which helps our skin look radiant and bright.


COFFEE, COCONUT OIL AND HONEY BODY SCRUB
A hydrating body scrub that leaves your skin silky smooth and moisturized.

Here’s what to do:

  1. 1/2 cup very finely ground coffee
  2. 1/4 Coconut Oil
  3. 3 Tablespoons honey

Combine the ingredients.

To use: You should wet your hands or a damp wash cloth.  Scoop a small amount out of the jar. Apply in a circular motion to wet skin. Rinse thoroughly. Be sure to wash away any grounds from the floor of your shower so they don’t stain.

Sidebar: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month (refrigeration isn’t necessary but you can make ice cube scrubs to help portion them out).

You can use this mask and scrubs 2-3 times a week.

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I hope you enjoyed this blog!

What’s your favorite Body scrub or Mask?


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A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.

-Maya Angelou


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DIY Salt, Honey, Grapefruit and Rosemary Body Scrub

 

It’s that time again Beauties,
img_0683Lets talk Body Scrubs. I’m OBSESSED with them. I’ve tried a variety of brands. Target, Walmart and Walgreen’s and a few other stores have such a great selection and are very affordable.

There are so many benefits to using body scrubs. Other than making your body feel wonderful, body scrubs have several rejuvenating benefits for our skin. Body scrubs gently remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from the outer layer of our skin. This helps to unclog pores and expose your skin’s underlying healthier layers. Body scrubs are great for helping moisture absorb better, and increase relaxation. Incorporating a grainy friend into our soap and shower routine, could be the best kept secret.

Not only is it beneficial, it’s easy to make as well. While strolling on pinterest I came across a blog about this Salt and Honey Scrub with Grapefruit and Rosemary. I’ve made lip scrubs for myself plenty of times. Mostly, when I need to give myself a lip treatment and get rid of dead skin. However, I’ve never actually made my own body scrub. I came across so many DIY recipes. A lot of the ingredients I already had in my kitchen.

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I love the color and smell.

To make this body scrub you will need kosher salt, olive oil, honey, grapefruit and rosemary oils and a bit of sugar. I prefer to use kosher salt over table salt. Table salt has anti-caking chemicals in it. The kosher salt dissolves really quickly when you rub the scrub between your damp hands. It’ll soften up to the texture of a good moisturizing exfoliant.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Salt and Honey Scrub with Grapefruit and Rosemary
Fills about 6 half-pint jars. Shelf life 4 months.

2 cups olive oil
2/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon grapefruit essential oil
1/4 teaspoon rosemary essential oil
3 cups salt
sugar (optional)
red food coloring (2 drops)

Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl. Gradually mix in the salt 1/2 cup at a time. I find it easier to mix with your hands. If you have sensitive skin use gloves. Continue to mix until the oil is just about absorbed into the salt. It’ll be very thick and mass together with a bit of oil seeping out. If it’s not coming together after several minutes, add salt or sugar in half cup increments until it’s a gritty oily paste (you will need more salt/sugar if using kosher salt and less if using a finer grain salt). Add 2 drops red food coloring and mix well. Add additional essential oil at a rate of 1/4 teaspoon at a time for a stronger fragrance.

You can place your body scrub into your choice of sealed jars. If using metal jars make sure to wipe off your jar before adding the lid to help prevent rust.

To use, scoop a tablespoon of the scrub into damp hands and massage between your hands until you feel a gritty paste. Scrub your face and body in a circular motion until most of the salt crystals dissolve, then rinse.

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My skin felt so smooth and soft

I hope you enjoyed this blog.

I would love to know your thoughts, join the conversation below.

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