With the changing of the season from Summer to Fall there are many things to look forward to like the changing of the leaves, the return of comfy clothes and all the great smells that Fall brings. One of the not so great things Fall brings is dry skin. One way to combat this is with an exfoliating body scrub. The scrub I like to use the most during the cold, dry Fall & Winter months not only exfoliates, but also moisturizes and cleanses your skin. It also smells amazing and is the scrub I am going to share with you today! My Vanilla Spice coffee scrub. This scrub is super easy to make and has a wonderful, luxurious feel. I chose to use coffee instead of sugar as it has a little more exfoliating power to it. I do suggest using unused coffee grounds in this recipe to help prevent bacteria growth. If you prefer a more mild exfoliation, you could substitute in sugar instead of using coffee. This recipe will make one 4oz scrub but you can easily double or triple the recipe if you would like to give it as gifts. I do not add a preservative to the scrub so without the preservative you can expect the scrub to stay good for about 3 months as long as it does not end up with water in it. If you plan to sell this scrub, or want to prolong it's shelf life then I would suggest adding in a preservative.
For this recipe you will need:
1oz (about 2 tablespoons) raw unrefined shea butter
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
3 Tablespoons Castile soap
1/3 cup of coffee grounds
10-15 drops Vanilla essential oil
5 drops Clove essential oil
5 drops Cinnamon essential oil
Microwave safe container or a double boiler
First you will place your shea butter and sweet almond oil in a microwave safe container and heat in 30 second intervals until completely melted or if you prefer you can melt this down in a double boiler as well.
Once completely melted add in your coffee grounds, Castile soap and essential oils and stir thoroughly to combine(If you want to add a preservative to your scrub, this is the point you would add it in).
Once combined, place your scrub in an airtight container, keeping it out of water and store in a cool, dry location when not in use.
Hope you enjoy this coffee scrub and please leave a comment letting me know how you like it if you make this scrub:)
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