By far one of my favorite DIY body and face scrub that smells high-end without the hefty price tag! The ingredients are as natural as you want them to be, and most of them you probably already have.
I would advise a light pour with the coconut oil because of the not-so- pleasant oil stains in your tub later (trust me). Also, if you live in an old building, chances are your pipes will clog too. Less is more.
The real benefit of this scrub is its soothing properties for dry, damaged, and dull skin. I use this scrub when my skin is taking all kinds of hits. It’s the best thing to do the night before a major event. Please be gentle, and if you are using it on your face, maybe scrub two days before a major event.
Ingredients you’ll need:
100% Unrefined coconut oil – 1.5 tablespoon – is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
Organic honey – 1.5 tablespoons – a humectant, excellent for dry skin, and acne. My honey is from Ecuador.
Sugar – 4 tablespoons – organic is excellent if you have it, but mine is plain old sugar – great for acne, and clogged pores.
Coffee – 2 tablespoons – organic is great, but I used the regular old Folgers brand. Make sure it’s not flavored coffee!
You’ll need a container with depth; that way, it won’t go flying around the countertop when you mix the sticky solution (honey). I used an old container and then poured the ingredients into the saucer in this photo.
Don’t clean utensils with alcohol since it can mess up the smell. Use regular dish soap and then pat dry with a towel or napkin.
Step 1. Gather all of the dry ingredients, sugar and coffee, and mix them in the container.
Step 2. Once they are thoroughly mixed, pour a tablespoon of coconut oil, and mix again.
Step 3. Add the honey and mix until you can see the grains combine.
Finish: The consistency is supposed to be the soft clump kind. Not too sticky where it turns into balls, but not too weak where they can’t combine. That way, when you scrub your body, it can actually cover the areas you want to polish.
After your scrub, lather some oil or your favorite moisturizer as if your life depended on it and you’re finished!
You can leave the scrub in the fridge when you’re not using it. I keep mine for about a week since I scrub about 2-3x a week. Don’t let it sit too long in the fridge since it goes bad sooner than later. Since there aren’t preservatives like “citric acid” you may want to toss after five days. I make small batches to limit waste.
I hope you liked it!