Grocery shopping-not just for foodstuffs anymore!

Bet you didn’t know this but there are tons of great ingredients available in your neighborhood grocery store just waiting to be used for something other than cooking!  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a variety of bath and body care recipes made with common ingredients found at the grocery, many of which you most likely already have in your kitchen.

To start things off, I have two variations of an awesome coffee scrub. 

Hawaiian Coffee Scrub

For a decadent, renewing body scrub, blend ground Kona coffee, turbinado sugar, and coconut milk in a small plastic bowl. 

½ cup coffee grounds
1 cup sugar
¼ coconut milk

Apply to entire body in the shower, massaging in a circular motion and rinse away.  Sugar and coffee are exfoliants that will gently slough off dead skin cells, while caffeine naturally promotes circulation.  Coconut milk has oil-like properties that protect skin with a light barrier and help exfoliants wash away clean, leaving behind beautifully radiant skin.

Evangeline Coffee Scrub

Use your favorite coffee and chicory and pecan oil in place of Kona coffee and coconut milk in the above recipe. After exfoliating your skin, use a high quality, handmade soap (www.handmadeathomestead.com) to bathe. Use extra caution when using any type of oil in the shower or tub as the oil will make the tub surface slippery.

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About SimplyHomestead

What started out as a mother's quest to find an natural lip treatment for her son has turned into a flourishing handmade toiletry business. Handmade at Homestead produces fine handmade bath products, including moisture-replenishing sugar and salt scrubs, glycerin soaps, bath salts, and more. Unless information is quoted, all content is protected under US Copyright laws.
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