We all love a good cup of coffee in the morning, but did you know that that java can be used for more than waking you up? Coffee grounds have naturally aromatic and antioxidant properties that help revive your skin, and as it turns out, make excellent exfoliants. To help you create your own DIY scrub, we spoke with Bluestone Lane founder and wellness expert Alexandra Stone, who gave us her surefire recipe for incorporating coffee into your beauty routine.
INGREDIENTS (ALL EQUAL PARTS)
– Ground coffee
– Cinnamon (I have a BIG one at home from Bluestone)
– coconut oil
– Salt (white salt is good)
– Sugar – see that this is palm sugar, it needs to be grainy, not castor or icing or white, and definitely not heavy rock sugar
– essential oils (I love orange, lavender, vanilla)
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl, and rub the mixture onto your face in circular motions for 30 seconds. Rinse clean, and enjoy the afterglow!