Friday, February 6, 2015

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Body Scrub




This body scrub is not only totally delicious smelling, but showering with it is a great pick me up. Both the cinnamon and coffee scents are invigorating and help wake you up. The coconut sugar lends a toasty, caramelized scent to the mixture so be sure to use it instead of standard organic cane sugar (although cane sugar will do in a pinch). The sugar and coffee work together to gently exfoliate your skin while the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling soft.

This body scrub makes a great gift - maybe even add an "I like you a latte" tag for a little punny humor.


Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Place coconut oil in a glass or ceramic bowl that can hold at least 2 cups. 
  2. Microwave bowl with coconut oil in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until coconut oil is very soft but not liquefied.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

To use:
Scoop some of the scrub from the jar. Allow a little warm water to run into your hands and rub together to activate before using to scrub your body, paying special attention to areas in need to extra exfoliation such as feet, elbows, knees, etc.


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Project materials disclosure: I was provided with Nutiva products including coconut oil and coconut sugar in the hopes that I would like them enough to use them in a future project to share with you. Nutiva is genuinely my favorite brand of coconut oil. I was not compensated for sharing this body scrub recipe. This recipe is based on one provided by Nutiva.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely need to make sure the coffee is finely ground or you end up with chunks and it doesn't work well! I substituted Epsom salts for the coconut sugar and felt I got a good scrub with it (though less coconut smell). I also added a lot less coffee (1-2 Tbsp) and then added in a bit of ground cinnamon too since I could only find "sugar spice" essential oil at the store. I feel like the end result was great! Thanks for the recipe - it's a great base to jump off from.

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