DIY: Coffee, Cinnamon, Honey + Apricot Kernel Oil Scrub

Upcycle your used coffee grounds to make an all natural face and body scrub! You can make your own recipe or try this one!  If you love coffee as much as I do, you’ll have enough upcycled coffee grounds to do this scrub on the regular!  I do it 1-2 times a week to keep my skin feeling super soft and looking evenly toned and glowing!

Here’s what you’ll need!

{1 cup of upcycled coffee grounds, dried & finely ground}

{2 tablespoon of raw honey, melted}

{1 tablespoon of apricot kernel oil, or oil of your choice} 

{1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon} 

Ready to glow? 

Combine coffee grounds with melted raw honey, apricot kernel oil, and cinnamon.  If you have more sensitive skin, feel free to leave the cinnamon out!  Mix well, and apply to wet skin in a gentle, circular motion. Leave for 2-3 mins, then rinse!  

Why this scrub is super awesome…

Coffee is great for your skin for a number of reasons! First and foremost, it’s packed with antioxidants… which we all know are essential for healthy, young looking skin!  Antioxidants are one of the main things that fight the effects of toxins and free-radicals that cause pre-mature aging and dull skin.  The caffeine in coffee is also great for reducing redness, inflammation and swelling… which makes this scrub perfect for early mornings when your sleepy eyes need a little TLC! 

Raw Honey… I’ll say it a hundred million times, raw honey is the ultimate natural remedy for beautiful skin! The antibacterial properties of raw honey heal and prevent blemishes… it also has a ton of antioxidants, so again, anti-aging power!  It’s also extremely nourishing and moisturizing, so it’s perfect for sensitive or dry skin.  Last, it opens up pores so they’re easier to clarify and detox/unclog… basically, raw honey is magical! 

Apricot Kernel Oil is also a powerhouse ingredient when it comes to natural skincare.  It contains lots of soothing, nourishing and moisturizing properties with it’s rich sources of oleic acid and Vitamin E.  It’s ideal for sensitive and dry skin, and also contains anti-aging properties. 

Ground Cinnamon draws oxygen and blood to the skin’s surface which help to clear and prevent breakouts and blemishes! A little bit goes a long way though so only use a teeny bit when mixing your scrubs.  If you’re mixing just a facial scrub, or have sensitive skin maybe opt to leave the cinnamon out, or just use a pinch!  The 1/2 teaspoon measurement in this recipe is intended for a full body scrub.  

merci beaucoup

                   xxo,

                      Kelley