Do you make your own body scrubs or buy them? Which one is your favourite, oily or creamy?
This morning, as I was enjoying my morning coffee I thought of what a waste it would be to throw away these lovely coffee grains. And so I recycled them into a creamy ice cream like body scrub. Here is how you can make it at home, it’s easy and quick!
30g Shea butter
15g coconut butter
1 tbs of honey
2 tsp coffee grains
Method. In a stainless steel bowl, mix the butters and immerse the bowl in a pan of hot water. Heat it up slightly to soften the butters. Take out the bowl from the saucepan and whisk the butters. Whisk them until the mixture gets light and fluffy and then add a generous spoon of honey! Continue whisking until the mixture becomes soft and creamy. Fold in the coffee grains.
Once you combined all the ingredients, pour the mixture into a pot. Make sure you treat your feet well with this scrub, it will leave them baby soft! Be careful, this scrub, just like any other scrubs, may make your bath slippery!
Coffee grains have great exfoliating qualities and soaked in sugary water or even better in honey water they become soft and skin friendly. The grains mixed with oils or butters are a great anti-cellulite treatment. The caffeine in the coffee grinds helps improve and promote circulation and rejuvenates the skin. Believe me, you haven’t felt your skin softer than after using a coffee grain scrub! Coffee grains are a great face exfoliator, but I wouldn’t recommend it for those with sensitive skin, the grains can be a bit too harsh for you!
Shea butter is highly moisturising, doesn’t leave greasy residue, moisturises, protects skin, and doesn’t clog pores. It is also rich in vitamins A, E & F which are essential vitamins for skin health. Shea butter keeps the skin smooth and elastic. Need I say more?
I love everything coconut. I use coconut butter for my hair and make little treats for my skin. Have you tried frying pancakes with coconut butter? No? Neither did I, but I’ll give it a go! Coconut butter is great for body scrubs, it has a low melting point, it starts melting as soon as you take it into your hands. Just rub a knob of this gorgeous butter between your palms and it will melt instantly. Apply it to your hair and you have a lovely hair mask! I can not begin to describe how beneficial this butter (and oil) is to our skin! It has excellent skin moisturising properties and is suitable for all types of skin. This butter has antioxidant properties that prevents the degeneration of the skin. It delays the process of skin ageing, wrinkles and sagging skin.