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Easy To Make Zero Waste Coffee Body Scrub

I'm back on this blogging hype and I'm feeling super inspired to get my space of the internet up and running again. Basically I thought I knew what I was doing in the back end of my blog (theme, settings etc) and for a few months I couldn't do anything until my friends life saver boyfriend sorted it for me!

So, lets jump into a cosmetic, zero waste body care at home post and something I'm loving using in my daily shower routine. 

It doesn't cost the earth, makes your skin ultra soft, and all you need are things from the kitchen cupboard.  I don't know if you've seen the companies selling coffee scrub or very similar products for around £6 and up, so making something like this thats fresh and uses up a waste bi-product and cupboard essentials means you're saving money as well as saving the purchase of a product! 

Items I use in my homemade body scrub:

* Coffee Grounds
* Coconut Sugar 4tbp
* Vanilla Extract 3tsp

First things first, the coffee.... If you don't grind your own coffee beans at home, you can just head down to your local coffee shop and ask for some. Places near me are fine with it as they just dispose of it otherwise as it's just classed as a waste product from every coffee they make. I don't make this body scrub using measurements, so forgive me as this is very throw what you want together type of thing.

Grab a big mixing bowl and put in your coffee grounds and coconut sugar in it and mix up thoroughly. Because I enjoy a spot of baking every now and again, Vanilla Extract was already in the cupboard. This little guy helps mask the overpowering coffee smell, which is great if you're not a fan of the smell of coffee , and acts as a sweeter for the scrub. 

The mixture turns more wet and clumpy. However if you don't like vanilla or don't have the extract in your cupboard, you can try coconut oil instead. You won't need much so I would start by melting down 2tsp to start with and see how you go. 

I swear by this homemade product now, and we always have it in the shower ready to use. 

For years I've not had a smooth surface on the tops of my arms. Doctors always said it was hormonal but here we are in 2020 and it's still a problem I'm super self conscious of. I have to say though, that whenever I use this scrub my skin not only feels softer and smoother, but my arms do look like the surface is more even and not so pimply. 

Also, just an FYI. As the ground coffee is fresh, you will need to use up the scrub quite quickly otherwise it goes off and can grow fur.... haha yep! 

If you give this a go and make some for yourself, let me know how you get on.

Hope you're all safe and well.


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