DIY Mocha Coffee Scrub Exfoliant
Sometimes when formulating new DIY recipes, something just works. And I mean really works, like it becomes a staple in my self care routine for years to come. This DIY Mocha Coffee Scrub really blew me away with how well it turned out. Not only does it smell amazing (like a warm chocolate mocha w/ extra strong hints of espresso), but it also feels so good on the skin. It rubs in nicely, scrubbing away dead skin cells while at the same time moisturizing the skin. When you come out of the shower, your skin will be as soft as a baby's AND you will smell like Starbucks.
If you would rather watch this tutorial in video format, go ahead and scroll down to see the video I made for Youtube.
In a double boiler (or if you're like me and don't have one, a mason jar inside of a pot with a couple inches of water), add 3tbsp coconut oil, and 1 tsp of cocoa butter. The cocoa butter is optional but I feel that it adds to the moisturization properties and thickens the final result just a little bit. The stove should be on medium heat. Slowly stir until the cocoa butter has melted into the coconut oil.
Add 1tsp of cocoa powder and 1tsp of vanilla extract to the oil mixture and stir in. You know you're on the right track if it's starting to smell like hot chocolate.
In a separate jar or bowl, add 3tbsp ground coffee beans and 3tbsp raw cane sugar (or brown sugar).
Add the oil mixture to the coffee mixture. Stir that up.
Transfer to a 4oz container and allow to cool at room temperature.
And that's it! Enjoy!
When you are ready to use, I suggest adding a couple spoonfuls to a bowl and bringing that in with you to the shower to avoid contaminating the product with water, which will quickly lead to mold and bacteria. Keep the coffee scrub in the refrigerator to extend shelf life, but I still suggest using this up within a couple of weeks.