Are you a scrub fan? Most people remember to exfoliate their faces before they think to do the same to their bodies, but remember that all your skin benefits from regular exfoliation. Using a body scrub is a great way to take care of this, and has the added bonus of moisturizing after the dead skin cells are sloughed off. While you can easily purchase a body scrub to use in the shower, why not try to make your own? It’s so easy, inexpensive, makes a great gift, and with a plethora of private label skincare ingredients to choose form, you need not feel bored or limited, as the possibilities are virtually endless.
The components for a homemade scrub are a carrier oil and exfoliating agent- nothing more. While you can choose to use any oil of your choosing, it is best to stay away from thicker plant oils like Cocoa butter because you run the risk of not being able to spread the scrub as well. However, if you feel like you really want to incorporate a thicker carrier oil, mix it with another that has a bit more viscosity to balance it out, like Jojoba or even Olive oil.
As for your scrubbing material, you will need to take into account how sensitive your skin is. Some people really like harsher scrubs, while others need something more gentle and soothing. For example, if you enjoy the harsher stuff, then salt or ground up olive pits would work great, while if you’re on the sensitive side, sugar or Hibiscus grounds would be more ideal. For this scrub, we’ve chosen to use coffee and sugar because we find they have a great balance between gently polishing and scrubbing the skin. Once you get a feel for this recipe, feel free to play around and modify as you please.
The recipe could not be easier. It requires fine ground coffee, sugar and Coconut oil. Simply melt the coconut oil if solid, and then combine equal parts oil, sugar and coffee in a mixing bowl. Stir until fully blended and then store in your container(s) of choice (we really like wide mouth jars). You can add some essential oils to the mix if you like, but keep in mind that the coffee already provides its own scent so there is definitely no need for extra smells if you don’t want to. Enjoy!