Monday, May 16, 2011

Recipe #1: Mocha Spice Sugar Scrub

The kids in my toddler class at school made this for their mommies for Mother's Day. The toddlers helped to grind the coffee using an "old-fashioned" hand crank grinder I purchased at a consignment shop as well as the nutmeg with a little grinder from the Montessori Services Catalogue.

Your own preparation does not need to be so complex. You should have all of these ingredient in your kitchen cabinets. Otherwise, they can be easily purchased at the grocery store. Remember, that you'll need to use the scrub within a week or so of making it.


1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon ground coffee
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 generous pinch ginger
1 generous pinch nutmeg
1/4 to 1/2 cup cold press light smelling oil such a jojoba, almond, grape seed, or safflower (which we used)
                 *note: safflower, grape seed, and almond oil will be found with the COOKING oils not in the beauty section. jojoba can be found at health food stores and herb shops. Olive oil could be used, but the smell isn't really that great with coffee*

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly.  Add the oil slowly until your desired consistency is reached.

Use the scrub before you shower (with or without a loofah, depending on how much exfoliation you want). Beware of slippery bath tubs and shower stalls. If you feel sticky after your shower, wash lightly with soap.


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