Want to enjoy a good exfoliant for practically nothing?? Read on and I’ll share one of my favorite exfoliants that costs just pennies to make and use!
I love a good exfoliant! What I don’t love is spending a lot of money on one. I also love to upcycle and reuse things as much as possible. That way I get the most bang for my buck.
I went out and bought whatever coffee Publix had on BOGO that week, cheap brown sugar, and olive oil. I made a bunch of the scrub and gave it out as gifts to my friends and family. The next time I was ready to another batch, I thought “I wonder how I could make this more economical?” After a little trial and error this is what I came up with.
First, eliminate the sugar. Sugar is a great exfoliant but why do you need two exfoliants in one scrub?
Second, reuse the coffee grounds. No I don’t mean gathering up the coffee grounds after you have rubbed them all over your body! What I mean is, instead of throwing out your coffee grounds each morning save them and use them to make the scrub!
- 1 cup used coffee grounds
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Each morning empty your used coffee grounds into an open container. Allow to dry. Every evening stir up the grounds so that all the grounds get dry. Continue adding coffee grounds each day until you have enough. Just make sure you mix it up everyday.
- Place 1 cup of coffee grounds in desired container.
- Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and mix well.
- Store in shower and use 2-3 times a week.
- Avoid sensitive areas like face and neck.
- I recommend storing in a plastic container because if you drop it, it will not break.
- Also, olive oil is excellent for your skin but remember it is an oil so be careful your shower floor could become slippery!
- If at anytime the scrub seems to be too dry, add in some more olive oil 1 TBSP at a time.
See I told you it would cost just pennies. I bought my olive oil for $6.99 for 16 ounces. The 1/4 cup I used costs .87 cents. Making this scrub cost just .87 cents for two plus months!! That is just awesome!
I love this scrub! It makes my skin feel so soft and is great at exfoliating those rough, dry spots like knees, elbows, and feet! Plus, it smells wonderful, it’s like having a second cup of coffee without all the extra calories (I drink my coffee with sugar and creamer). This is how I enjoy a great exfoliating coffee scrub that cost me just pennies to make and use! Do you have a fun upcycle or reuseable recipe? Share your opinions on this DIY Exfoliating Coffee Scrub in the comment section below.
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