We all know there’s no one who loves spending (wasting, even…) money on expensive cosmetics and pretty packaging more than me. I ran out of my TBS Chocomania body scrub and since I’ve decided to really take better care of my skin, I needed a fast alternative before I got a new jar. So I went to the kitchen, mixed up stuff I thought suitable for a good scrub and ended up with the loveliest goo I’ve ever rubbed across my skin. I wouldn’t be a good Samaritan if I didn’t share the recipe with you, so here you are! It’s way better than any store-bought scrub I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried quite a few), the consistency is just right (the texture of the coffee is perfect for scrubbing – gets rid of dead skin, but doesn’t feel rough) and leaves my skin softer than ever. I scrub right before I shave – it’s really the best way to prep your skin. 🙂You need:
♥ A lidded jar
♥ Ground coffee (it’s perfectly fine to use the kind that’s already “used” for making coffee)
♥ Shea butter (or coconut oil, olive oil, carrot oil – whatever nutritious oil or butter you may have at home)
♥ Sea salt (optional – it’s great for reducing redness. I have those terrible ingrowns so the salt works magic on my legs…)
♥ A spoonful of cocoa powder (again, optional – it just smells lovely!)
Put all the dry ingredients in your little jar!
Mix them all together!
Melt your shea butter and honey in a hot water bath (skip this part if you’re using oils and never mind melting the honey either) and pour the mixture in the jar.
Pick up a spoon and make sure everything is mixed up well!
You’re done! Store it in the fridge if you want it to have a thicker consistency. Use to scrub on its own or with a scrubbing glove. Don’t worry about it leaving a huge mess in your shower or bath – it’s easy to rinse off and it has no trouble going down the drain. I can use this amount for scrubbing twice, but I love to use a lot of product anyway so you may not need as much. Luckily for me, it’s easy to make and really cost efficient.
Try it out and let me know what you thought!