I've been meaning to share this post for a while now but just haven't got round to it yet so I'm really excited to be finally blogging about this coconut oil concoction! I first made this a couple of months ago but have totally fallen in love with it since and make sure that I use it at least once a week or every other week if I have the time. The benefits are instantly visible after using this as my skin is so silky smooth and it's so hydrated that I don't even have to moisturise afterwards. The sugar granules work to exfoliate the skin and leave it feeling super fresh - also great for removing any patchy remnants of fake tan before applying some more - and the coconut oil does an incredible job of cleansing and moisturising. The coffee was something I decided to add just because I'm a huge coffee fan and thought it would smell divine, but after a quick google just now I've also learned it's meant to work as a cellulite buster too - woo!
This seriously is the easiest thing to make because all you need is coconut oil, coffee and sugar - nothing else. I would start by scooping out a generous teaspoonful of coconut oil into a small bowl or tub followed by another teaspoon of coffee and one of sugar.
Next, just rub all the three ingredients together until they are evenly distributed and all bind together like this..
See, ridiculously simple. Now you have your scrub you're probably gonna want to know what to do with it! Obviously it's up to you but I would suggest using this just before a bath and working it into every area of the skin, even the face, but especially focus on problem areas (I do a bit of extra scrubbing on my thighs). I actually stand up in the bath while I do this just so that any granules don't crumble onto the floor or bath mat and cause a mess, then after everything is rubbed in I sit down in the bath and it all dissolves leaving just a light layer of oil to keep my skin moisturised. After I've dried myself off there is absolutely no residue whatsoever, just baby soft skin that feels incredibly nourished!
So, what do you think of this body scrub idea? Is it something you would consider making? Let me know if you have any of your own recipes in the comments!
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