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.