coffee recipe

Get up and go coffee body scrub

I'm a self-confessed coffee addict so this scrub recipe is one of my favorites. The coffee's rich aroma, mixed with vanilla and peppermint really gets you going in the morning. The olive oil moisturizes, the sugar and coffee exfoliate and the caffeine can actually tone, tighten and diminish the look of cellulite!  Bonus.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

xo,

Ivy

Tools and Materials 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup pure turbinado sugar 15 drops peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) 1/2 cup used coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot

Wake-Up Scrub How-To 1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; using a fork, thoroughly blend. Transfer the scrub to a wide mouthed jar, and store in a cool place until ready to use. The scrub will keep for one to two weeks, longer if refrigerated.

2. While showering, apply handfuls of the coffee scrub to wet skin in circular motions, starting at the feet and working up. The scrub contains oil, so it's best to do this over a rubber mat to avoid slipping. Pay particular attention to rough spots such as heels, ankles, knees, and elbows.

3. After scrubbing, cleanse skin as usual using a mild natural soap or body wash. Pat skin dry with a fluffy towel, and follow with lotion to seal in the moisture.