Exfoliating Coffee Body Scrub (for skin in need of some love)

it's not pretty, but it works

it’s not pretty, but it works

You know something’s ‘on trend’ when you start seeing a bunch of celebrities doing it.

What am I talking about? Paddleboarding. I can’t seem to switch on my computer these days without seeing an impossibly beautiful Hollywood type nonchalantly paddling away.

apparently one of these is a Kardashian. I can promise this is the last time you'll see them on this site

apparently one of these is a Kardashian

Given this, I was all set to give it the skeptical side-eye but I had the opportunity to try it last weekend and fell in love.

Unfortunately this was bad news for my skin. A few hours happily zooming around the water in a bikini left me a disturbing shade of pink. It got even more disturbing a few days later when the peeling started. I’ve basically spent the last few days shedding my skin like a snake. It’s gross and alarming.

In a bid to combat the terrible skin dandruff, I turned to my kitchen cupboards and came up with this lovely exfoliating scrub.

this scrub is also a good excuse to have a cuppa (not that I need one)

this scrub is also a good excuse to have a cuppa (not that I need one)

The caffeine in coffee is well known as a restorative for skin and helps stimulate the growth of new skin cells as I slough off the old. The coconut oil leaves the new skin nourished and moisturised while anti-bacterial tea tree oil makes sure the exposed, tender skin stays free of infection.

Keep in the fridge and use as needed but be careful – the coffee grounds can plug up drains.

Coffee Body Scrub (makes about 1/3 cup)

  • 2 tbsps coffee grounds (used are fine)
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops tea tree oil
  1. Mix all the above together. Chill until needed.

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