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Home made coffee scrub for a smooth complexion

We love coffee as a nation. I drink lots of coffee and I know there are various uses for used coffee (compost, hand wash, cleaning dirty grill, ect) but I still throw away coffee grounds (in our food waste bin thought!). So, when I found out what a great exfoliator coffee is I was on the lookout for a recipe to make my own. You can buy similar products from various companies now and I still do but sometimes making your own has it's benefits as you can make it exactly to you liking and it can help to save some pennies.

You only need a few ingredients:

Coffee - Coffee is a natural exfoliant and depending on the ground level, perfect for your delicate skin. It's been shown that coffee, when massaged onto skin can help to get rid of cellulite, firm and even out skin tone.

Argan Oil - This rich, cold pressed oil soothes damaged and irritated skin and helps maintain a healthy skin appearance. Use on your skin, scalp, hair, and nail cuticles for intensive moisture renewal.

Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is known for its amazing moisturizing benefits and is also able to penetrate your skin on a deeper level than your average product. Perfect!

Himalayan Salt, coarse - Himalayan salt is also good to exfoliate the skin and is used to detox by driving out grime, dirt, pollution and bacteria from deep within the pores. This enables skin to remain clean and pure.

Essential oil (any that you prefer) - every essential oil has got different properties so it's worth checking to see what you want from them. I use a mixture of 2, white grapefruit and orange. For a selection of our essential oils, follow this LINK.

3/4 to 1 cup ground coffee (used)
1 tablespoon coarse Himalayn salt
2 tablespoon Dr Mercola Argan Oil
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (you can add more for a softer texture)
10-15 drops sssential oil of your choice

Mix all of the ingredient together adding more coconut oil and/or essential oil to your liking.

Use on dry skin whilst taking a shower (it is messy). Massage in a circular motion and rinse off. Will keep in a glass container for 2 weeks.

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More About The Author - Marie-Eve Maitland

Marie-Eve Maitland Marie-Eve (pronounced the French way and, yes, you guessed it, Henry's wife) is our kitchen and food-wiz and is behind our healthy recipes and also manages our twitter account (get in touch!).  Having graduated in dietetics in Canada, Marie-Eve is passionate about eating, discovering new foods and leading a healthy lifestyle to make sure she in tip-top shape to look after her little girl, Elodie.Marie-Eve loves cooking (of course), weight training, yoga, walking, matcha green tea and chocolate (amongst other things).

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