1/4 cup light olive oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup raw turbinado sugar
15 drops essential peppermint oil
1/2 cup used coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot
Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl; using a fork, thoroughly blend. Transfer the scrub to a wide-mouthed jar and store in a cool place until ready to use. The scrub will keep for one to two weeks, longer if refrigerated.
While showering, apply handfuls of the coffee scrub to wet skin in circular motions, starting at the feet and working up. The scrub contains oil, so it's best to do this over a rubber mat to avoid slipping. Pay particular attention to rough spots such as heels, ankles, knees and elbows.
After scrubbing, cleanse skin as usual using a mild natural soap or body wash. Pat skin dry with a fluffy towel and follow with lotion to seal in moisture.
[ via body + soul magazine, March 2006 ]