I enjoy exploring with ingredients that can be sourced from the kitchen cabinets. Being in Nigeria means I don’t have easy access to alot of my favourite luxury brands/products but it has its benefits because now i’m curious to find natural/organic substitutes.
This scrub was made with ingredients I already had in the kitchen : Roast ground coffee , cocoa powder, cinnamon powder , brown sugar and Olive oil. All these ingredients are products of Nigeria except the cocoa powder which is a product of Ghana.
* Ground Coffee is an excellent anti-inflammatory because its rich in antioxidants. The natural caffeine draws excess moisture from the skin , causing it to look , feel smoother and firm. It also helps to exfoliate dead skin cells . Oh! did I mention its excellent for reducing cellulite.
*Cocoa powder os also an antioxidant that helps repair skin cells and prevent free radicals. It helps hydrate the skin and reduce roughness.
*Cinnamon powder helps to clear any bacteria on the skin.
*Brown sugar acts as an exfoliant in this scrub.
*Olive oil is nourishing to the skin because its rich in minerals , vitamins and natural fatty acids.
1 Cup ground coffee
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tsp cinnamon powder
3fl oz Olive oil
I mixed all the dry ingredients together is a mason jar then stirred it till it was properly combined ; I then add the Olive oil and mixed.
I applied the scrub on damp skin but you can use it on dry skin. I was so excited about how yummy it smelt and how smooth , moisturised and tight it felt my skin. Amazingly I did not need to apply lotion all day.
*If you live in Nigeria you can get all kinds of jars from Shoprite.
RAMADAN KAREEM XOXO