DIY Body Scrub – Coffee, Sugar, and Lime

In our home. mornings always start with a cup of freshly, brewed coffee, so we have a constant supply of used coffee grounds that we re-use in different ways. One of my favorite ways to reuse coffee grounds is as a body scrub. It’s a natural, chemical free, safe way to exfoliate skin, unlike commercial body scrubs that contain plastic microbeads that are not only artificial but harmful to our planet as well.

If you’re looking at beauty products, read the label and choose brands that do not use plastic microbeads and are free of any plastic ingredients. Or make your own as you can often find some great ingredients straight from your kitchen. Coffee grounds is just one wonderful example. You can make different combinations, whatever ingredients are available to you.

For instance, here is a simple recipe that combine coffee with lime and sugar. I use brown sugar but white sugar or salt works too. Because we have leftover slices of lime, I use the juice and zest as well. You can definitely substitute with lemon, olive oil, or coconut oil.  I mix all three ingredients well and voila, my homemade coffee body scrub is ready!

Recipe:

3 tablespoons coffee grounds

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon lime juice

Gently scrub on dry skin – body and face. Leave on for about 5 or 10 minutes. Relax and enjoy the aromatic smell of coffee. Bathe with liquid soap and rinse with warm water. You can exfoliate at least once or twice a week, depending on your skin type.

This mixture is good for one person, but you can definitely make a small batch, stored in the refrigerator good to last for a month.

Do you like natural, homemade body scrubs, too? And what’s your favorite body scrub recipe?

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