Stop Throwing out Your Coffee Grounds
Last night, I stumbled upon a recipe which feels as brilliant as, I don't know, the discovery of fire, but in reality is just as simple as the instinct to want a warm, dark and delicious vat of coffee in the morning.
Every morning. (I have needs).
The key to this scrub, I'm convinced, is in the spontaneous addition of magnesium - something a lot of us are already deficient in, which can be absorbed through the skin. Magnesium can help prevent skin allergies like eczema, is known to help in the defence against free radicals, and a 2007 study in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition," revealed its role in reducing inflammation caused by an excess amount of C-reactive protein and E-selectin. E-selectin is produced when skin sustains any type of injury, including those created by acne-causing bacteria invading the skin. The presence of E-selectin results in acne inflammation, but don't fear - magnesium helps in reducing its effects. 😎
Not only does this four-ingredient skin saviour use one of our most undervalued waste products (coffee beans are incredible - they're energizing, gritty in all the right places, coated in just enough natural oil, deliciously scented), but it's suitable for your face, too - and even your scalp. How do I make mine? See below, babes.
SLP Coffee Scrub
- (1 cup) Coffee Grounds
- (3 tbsp) Coconut Oil, Liquid
- (8 drops) Lavender Essential Oil
- (2 tbsp) Magnesium Flakes
Blend together, scrub on dry skin in shower, rinse off.
No downtime, no stress, just smooth skin.