Have you heard of bulletproof coffee? People claim that adding a small amount of butter or coconut oil into your morning coffee helps your body better absorb the caffeine — giving you an even bigger energy jolt. I don’t know if it is true because I am too scared to try it. It sounds gross, and I don’t want to waste a perfectly good cup of coffee on an experiment. I am willing to try those same ingredients in an exfoliating body scrub, however.
Watch this short video to see how to make the body scrub, or keep scrolling down for the step out photos. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more creative videos!
All you need to make this body scrub is coconut oil and garbage. Not just any garbage, the coffee grounds that you will rescue from your coffee pot before you actually throw them away in the garbage can. Yes, you can totally use used coffee grounds to make a spa-like body scrub. Crazy, right? I recommend using 2 parts coconut oil (melted) to 1 part coffee grounds.
Pour the two ingredients into a medium sized bowl. Doesn’t look too luxurious at this point, does it? But, just you wait! First, put the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so, just enough for the coconut oil to solidify again. Then use a hand mixer to whip the oil and coffee grounds together.
And this is what it looks like after you have whipped it up. You guys, it smells so gooooooooooood. And doesn’t it look like Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream? But DO NOT eat it. I mean you could because it’s all food, but it would be so gross. So just smell it. And put it on your skin. But not in a creepy Silence of the Lambs way.
This works like any other body scrub. Scrub it on your skin in a circular motion, rinse it off, pat your skin dry. Since neither oil or the coffee grounds are shower drain friendly, don’t use more than you need to and run hot water down your drain for a while after use.
If you store the scrub in an airtight container, it will last a few weeks — but toss it out at any signs of mold or mildew. Keeping the jar of scrub in the fridge will extend its life a bit longer. Also, if you store the scrub above 76 degrees the coconut oil will start to melt again. If that happens just pop it in the fridge for a bit, and then whip it up again.
Make sure to check out the other spa product DIYs I share this week. You might also like these previous posts: