Look at that, Spring has finally arrived! Well, sort of. I’m going to try to ignore the fact that it snowed here on Sunday and happily enjoy the sunshine we are forecast to get this week! Ladeedaaa!
I don’t know about you, but I find the winter months extremely harsh on my skin. The roughness, the cracking, the tightness… sooo not nice. It also doesn’t help that my house is drier than the Sahara… and the fact that I love to take long boiling-hot showers. Yeah, not so great on the skin.
One remedy I found works really well is body scrub. But boy can those specialty scrubs get expensive! Worth it, but expensive! So I started to look into making my own… and wouldn’t you know it, it’s really fun and easy. What I love most is you can customize the scrub to your liking… coconut, lemon, earl grey tea… even coffee. And if you know me, you know how much I love coffee!
In this scrub the turbinado sugar and the ground coffee really exfoliate the skin while the coconut oil moisturizes. You’re left with smooth and nourished skin that isn’t greasy or sticky. So why not give it a try?
Homemade Coffee & Sugar Scrub
6 tbsp ground coffee
3 tbsp turbinado sugar
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1. In a large bowl mix together coffee, sugar and coconut oil. Blend until oil is evenly distributed.
2. Spoon into air-tight jar, like these Weck Mold Jars from Williams Sonoma. Keep for up to 1 month.
What’s great about this scrub is that it’s super easy to make. So easy in fact I will be leading a small workshop for a group of bloggers at William Sonoma Yorkdale tonight (5:30pm to 8:00pm).
My co-hosts Lou and Jen will also share their knowledge at this French-inspired “Breakfast for Dinner” event. Lou will be making crepes with raspberry sauce and Jen will be demonstrating the ins & outs of table styling. If you are in the area make sure you stop by to say hello, or you can follow the event on social media using the hashtag #WSFrenchBreakfast.