Long time no blog

by littlefashionistaontheprairie

So I keep saying that I am going to do all these great posts and blogs and blah, blah, blah… well here I am, like, 10 months later and I have failed miserably. I hang my head in shame.

In all honesty, life has just gotten crazy, and for me personally, I am very much the kind of person that I need to be in the right head space in order to be creative, and I just haven’t been there as of late. But don’t fret my dears, because I am blogging again (one blog post counts, right?!) and also working on a really cool new project that is currently in the beginning stages of creation, but it is definitely getting my creative juices flowing again.

Oh and because I am here, and why they heck not! I wanted to share a really cool body scrub recipe that I kinda made up/was inspired by a certain Instagram famous body scrub, cough *franks*.

So a little back story, I love to exfoliate. I am OBSESSED with it actually. To the point that friends by me soap with extreme exfoliation bits in them and I may or may not exfoliate to the point of scraping up my skin… Relax… it was one time, I learned my lesson.

Back on track, so on InstaG I kept seeing all those cute skinny, Aussie, girls with glowing skin and coffee grounds on them claiming to have the softest skin ever. So naturally, I was very intrigued. I did some googling and what not and came across Frank’s Body Scrub, and it looked pretty cool. Then i started to look at the ingredients and realized that I had quite a few of them and decided to try it out on my own. The results, were pretty good if you ask me. It was super easy and after using it, my skin was glowing and so soft. I was and am hooked on phonics with this stuff.

Like I said, it is super easy to make. All you need are some coffee grounds (I use the old ones from my morning coffee), coconut oil, shea butter (optional), sea salt, brown sugar, and an essential oil of your choosing (I chose grapefruit).

To make;

  1. Mix shea butter and coconut oil , approximately 2 cups of each, until they became soft
  2. Then add in approx 2 cups of coffee grounds, mix until well incorporated,
  3. Add in 1/4 cup of sea salt and 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. Then add in 7 or so drops of grapefruit essential oil.

I mixed these all together for about 1 minute until it became fluffy and then I was done. I’ve kept it stored in an old mason jar in my bathroom for about 1 week and it is still going strong.

Seriously, so easy and inexpensive. My skin is so invigorated and soft, I didn’t even have to put on lotion afterwards (although, I did just a little because I am crazy about soft skin!).

Thanks for stopping by Fashionistas, have a great Tuesday 🙂