The sensual wake up call of your morning coffee can be extended to your shower by mixing the used grounds of your favorite brew into a healthy, inexpensive, face scrub.
This natural coconut milk/coffee scrub has high levels of Vitamin C to help maintain the elasticity and flexibility of your skin. It is rich in copper and antioxidants to prevent wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots. And! It exfoliates and moisturizes.
4 tablespoons finely ground coffee that has been brewed
1 tablespoon coconut milk
In a glass container with a tight lid, stir the coffee grounds and the coconut milk together until it makes a smooth paste.
Canned coconut milk is pictured because we used the remainder to make rice for dinner. For a purer scrub, you may choose to make your own coconut milk and eliminate the Bisphenol used in manufacturing canned products.
To make your own coconut milk:
Combine 4 tablespoons coconut flakes with 1/4 cup hot water in a blender on high speed. Cover the lid with a towel to avoid burning yourself with the hot water when you turn the blender on. Place a cheese cloth or metal mesh over a bowl. Pour the liquid and ground coconut pulp into the cloth or metal mesh. Squeeze out the milk. If you are using a metal mesh filter, press the milk through the mesh with the back of a spoon. This method can be repeated to get even more milk by adding another 1/8 cup hot water to the remaining coconut pulp. Squeeze.
Extend your commercial face cleanser, that needs to be used up, by adding coffee grounds. Cetaphil is popular because it is fragrance free. But, it contains no skin health ingredients, beyond water. It is made by Galderma , the offspring of Nestlé and L’Oréal, who charge you a lot for water, a plastic container, and convincing your doctor to prescribe it to you.
Each morning scoop the mixture out of your container with your fingers and massage gently into your face. Rinse, Smile, and Glow!
Until next time,