I have obviously been sharing lots of goodies on the blog every day, but the last time I shared an easy DIY with you was almost 5 months ago! What?!?! Yep, it was my monogrammed glass cookie jar idea, but it wasn't even a tutorial. The last time I shared a non-sewing tutorial was last May: my Nautical-Inspired Odds & Ends Jars.
Well, I would love to share something that is not jar-related with you all now: my DIY coffee grounds scrub!
Just to let you know, I use this all year round, but I think it would be a fun little Valentine's gift to make, give, and receive!
You might notice that I virtually put a cute little label on the jar using PicMonkey, because honestly I did not make a label for the jar in real life... this batch is for myself! You get the idea of how it would look cute in a jar, with a nice little label and a bow or two, perhaps! :)
I have seen recipes for coffee ground scrubs that claim to decrease cellulite, but honestly I just use this to smooth rough patches of skin. It works great! Also, I have never used it on my face, because that skin is far more delicate, and it would probably be more harmful than helpful.
With that, here is the "recipe" to making your own Coffee Grounds Scrub!
Coffee Grounds Scrub
A Vintage Zest original
4 parts Coffee grounds (see my notes below on how to mix and how to save the grounds)
1 part Olive oil
1 - 2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
Jar for storing (check out how I upcycle Mason jars here!)
1. Measure the amount of coffee grounds you have and add to a bowl.
I actually had twice this amount, so 7 cups for me!
2. Add 1/4 the amount of olive oil.
For me it was 1/4 of 7 cups or 1.75 cups.
3. Add to the coffee grounds and mix well.
4. Add the cinnamon.
For this much, I added almost 3 tablespoons.
4. And that's it! Just put it into the container of your choice.
Now, to store the coffee grounds (assuming you save them each morning) you can do a couple of things to prevent mold from forming.
- You can dry the grounds in a really long process that involves spreading it out, or oven-drying, or putting it outside in the sun. It works well, but that's too much work for me!
- Freeze it! Yep, just cool off the coffee grounds from that morning, and just throw it into a bag in the freezer. Easy peasy!
This is a great way to reuse your old coffee grounds and save a little bit of money on a scrub that you can easily make at home. Win-win!
Do you make any DIY beauty products?