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Monday, February 18, 2013

Cinnamon Coffee scrub for dry skin.

Reuse those coffee grounds!

Hi everyone!

This past winter I have been experimenting with a body scrub for my chronically dry skin. And I kinda have a thing for exfoliating. I know it's weird, but I thought I would overshare. 
It seems that using a scrub would be detrimental to my skin, but after perusing Pinterest (my new addiction), I found one that works wonders. I use it once or twice a week, and the difference is amazing! 
So if any of You deal with dry skin, this scrub really works! 


  • 1 Cup of Coffee grounds (you can reuse the ones in your coffee maker, just make sure they are dried out as much as possible)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (white or brown)
  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salt (Do not substitute regular salt!)
  • 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or any good carrier oil)
  • 1/8 cup of Cinnamon (or any other tingly smell good spice you like. I'm going to try ginger next!)
Mix the dry ingredients first, then add the oil until you get to a consistency you prefer. As you can see, there is a lot of room to add your own personal touches to this Scrub recipe. And I feel good that my old coffee grounds are being somewhat recycled! The hubs and I drink so much coffee, that it seems like a shame to throw all those grounds out.  And the Olive oil soaks into my skin before I even get out of the shower. This is not a tub scrub, you need the shower head to rinse off well! This will keep for quite a while, but I generally try to keep it no more than a month. 

Happy scrubbing!

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