self care coffee scrub

after you prepare your pot of morning coffee or make a batch of cold brew, you’re left with delicious elixir of life but also… coffee grounds. most people might toss them right into the trash without another thought, but there is so much more life in those grounds and they can keep enriching your life instead of sitting in the landfill. 

we wanted to share a simple upcycle that uses ingredients you most likely already have in your home. coffee grounds can wake up your body in a whole new way when you add it to a body scrub. if you’re the diy type of person who likes to pamper yourself- this recipe is for you. the scrub is energizing and exfoliating and the caffeine can have a little plumping effect to perk up tired skin. 

wake me up scrub

1 cup coffee grounds

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup coarse salt

½ cup sweet almond oil (or other non-comedogenic oil)

if you have any  left over you can store it in the refrigerator and use within a week!