Gong Xi Fa Cai! Hope you’ve all been enjoying the holidays. Here’s our latest Kitchen Beauty recipe for you to try out at home to rid yourself of yesterday’s old skin, and let loose your inner glow.
Java Jive Body Scrub
- 3 Tbsp coffee grounds
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp ground oatmeal
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- OPTIONAL: a few drops of essential oil (sweet orange or peppermint would be lovely!)
Mix all ingredients well in a little container. In the shower, scoop some mix and rub on your skin, focusing on rough, scaly patches. Leave on for 3-4 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly. Pat dry. Say hello to smooth skin! Excess scrub can be kept in the refrigerator for several days days. As this is a fresh, preservative-free product, keeping it in its mixed state for longer than that is not advisable.
Can’t spare the time to pamper yourself with this concoction? Here’s a fuss-free alternative. Lather up well in the shower with your favorite Chamomile Labs handmade soap, then scoop some coffee grounds and rub all over soapy skin. Leave on a few minutes and then rinse off and pat dry. Follow up with some of our goat’s milk lotion or creme. My personal favorites for this are the Cocoa Butter, and the Olive Wheatgerm Honey!
Coffee gently exfoliates, rejuvenates skin, and contains antioxidants and caffeine, which is known for plumping up the skin to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles.
Sugar contains glycolic acid, a gentle alpha hydroxy acid that breaks up dead skin cells for easy removal, leaving you with soft, smooth skin.
Honey is an excellent humectant, drawing moisture from the air to hydrate, smooth, and soften your skin, while nourishing it with vitamins and minerals.
Oatmeal is very soothing for dry, irritated skin, and gently exfoliates and softens skin.
Olive oil is a humectant carrier oil, drawing moisture from the air into the skin to soften and hydrate it.
Give it a go–we’re sure you’ll love the results! Tell us what you think of it, okay?