I just reviewed the DIY beauty book Fresh & Pure by Jules Aron, and as promised I’m dishing all the details on my first creation using one of the recipes. I’m a coffee addict, so of
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TBH, I first tried making some natural eyeliner before diving into this DIY coffee body scrub. I don’t have any photos to show you; the eyeliner was a complete and utter hot mess. The recipe is super simple: aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and charcoal powder. I don’t know how on earth they thought it would work
Coconut oil turns liquid when it’s heated, and never dries down, so you can imagine what would happen when you try to use it as an eyeliner. I had hoped the aloe vera would work some sort of magic, but no
On the other hand, the coffee body scrub was a home run! It takes the following ingredients:
How I made the coffee scrub:
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee grounds
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 melted coconut oil
How did it turn out?
This smells so damn good, you’d think you’d just walked into a bakery that had just baked churros or something equally tasty and sugary if you went off smell alone. The coffee grounds are a touch
I’ve been using it on my legs before shaving, soles of my feet, and hands during manicure sessions. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and the coconut oil adds some much-needed moisture to my poor dry skin!