Sunday, May 5, 2013

Week 18 Craft: Sweet Coffee Body Scrub

Summer will be here before you know it.  Technically, not for almost two more months says the girl who has had the AC running for the last three weeks.  With summer comes skirts without tights (oh my), shorts (eek!), and sandals (oh, the humanity!).

It's time to prepare our bodies to be exposed to sunlight and there is no better way to do that than with a good exfoliation.  Get rid of that dead, dry winter skin and start anew.  Tempting as it may be to reach for some sandpaper, it's more enjoyable - and just as effective - to use a body scrub.  Inspiration came from these great scrubs from

Looks almost good enough to eat!  Then I got to reading about how much the caffeine in coffee helps reduce the appearance of cellulite AND supposedly inhibits hair growth.  That did it; I knew a coffee scrub was for me.

Here's what you need:
1/4 cup of your favorite coffee ground
1/4 cup of organic sugar
1/4 cup of almond oil (vegetable oil and olive oil work as well) 

In a bowl combine the coffee and sugar
Mix in the oil until you have a consistency you like
Place in an airtight container

Use the mixture in a hot, steamy shower; a little goes a long way.  This smells heavenly, and feels even better.  The jury is still out on whether or not it helps reduce hair growth, but it does give your skin a nice healthy glow.

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