If there’s one thing I have in abundance in this house, it’s used coffee grounds. I’ve been looking into their different uses, and it turns out you can do all kinds of stuff – they’re great in the garden, can be used to deodorize the refrigerator a la baking soda and even double as a scouring agent for pots and pans.
But I had something a little different in mind for a bit of Mother’s Day pampering: A facial scrub.
Simple is better (well, we’ve already established I’m lazy), so here’s the “recipe” I settled on:
Coffee facial scrub
½ teaspoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon used coffee grounds
Mix together and apply to face, avoiding eyes, nose and mouth. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with water. Can be used 2-3 times a week “for glowing skin,” or so they say. (SOURCE)
If you try this, make sure you apply the scrub over a sink – it is so super messy. I spent five of my 15 minutes just trying to clean up after myself. At least it smelled good.
And I guess I could feel it working. My skin felt sort of tingly. My face was also really soft afterwards, although I’m pretty sure that’s just because of the coconut oil. I don’t know if I’ll feel compelled to try it again, though – I mean, I’m not ruling it out, but it’s not very practical, what with the 15 minute wait time and the extraordinary mess.
But it was kind of fun. And now I get to cross something off my to-try list, which is always a plus.
P.S. Earlier this month, I got the brilliant idea of storing used grounds in a capped jar to use later, but found all that happened was they just molded. Gross. So fresh grounds is the way to go for this scrub.
Next up: Trash talk. Literally.