June 23, 2024

As the semester continues, it is important to remember the importance of self-care. To help take some time for yourself, here’s a quick DIY body scrub that is not only relaxing, but rejuvinating as well. This body scrub helps rid the skin of dead skin cells, moisturizes dry spots and opens up the senses with the bold combined smell of coffee and vanilla.

Step 1:  Gather your supplies.  You’ll need 1/2 cup coffee grounds, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 coconut oil (or vegetable oil), 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, a spoon for mixing and a container to keep the scrub in. 

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Step 2: Combine the coffee grounds and brown sugar. Mix well.

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Step 3: Add oil and vanilla extract. Mix well. 

Step 4: Ready for use! Make sure to add water to your skin before softly applying the scrub in a circular motion, and rinse  well. Stop if irritation occurs.   Skin should be left feeling soft and smooth.

Step 5: To save the scrub, make sure to cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap. 

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Scrub should last about two weeks, and expires within 6 months. Follow up scrub with a favorite lotion for additional hydration. Based on preferance, additional oil such as spearmint can be  added for scent modification. 

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