Saturday, January 21, 2012

Caffè Mocha Exfoliating Scrub

Photo courtesy of Alina Zienowicz, Wikimedia Commons

I love coffee. The sad thing is — it doesn’t love me.  The stomach aches and pains it gives me make it almost impossible for me to enjoy. The fact that I’m unable to drink coffee has seriously been one of my life’s biggest disappointments. So imagine how excited I was to find this completely new way to enjoy it — one that actually makes me feel great. It’s a body scrub made with coffee grounds!

I found the recipe in an old issue of Natural Health magazine and whipped up a batch this morning. It took just a few minutes to prepare and the results were nothing less than divine. The coffee and cocoa powder exfoliate, increase circulation and help decrease the appearance of cellulite (maybe I should bathe in it!). The oils contain antioxidants and help the skin retain moisture perfect for winter-weary skin.


  • 2 Tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tsp. coffee grounds
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil

Mix ingredients together and apply to clean skin in the shower, rubbing gently in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly. Note: use of the scrub can leave your shower floor a little slick, so be sure to wipe it out afterwards to avoid any slips or falls.


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