Amongst the uncertainty of COVID-19, one thing is certain, across the world hands are being washed more often. For a lot of us that means our hands are getting drier and drier and at some point they won’t be able to take any more abuse. The solution is surprisingly simple and involves up-cycling your used coffee grounds.


You’ll Need

Used coffee grounds.

Coconut oil.

*Optional – essential oils.


Recipe Guide

Dry out your used coffee grounds, we opt for used grounds from four coffees (60g).

Using dry coffee grounds means your coffee as an exfoliator will be preserved inside the oil.

Melt some coconut oil.

Pour oil slowly into your dried coffee and mix until all the grounds are saturated.

Be careful not to overdo the oil, you want it all to be absorbed.

*Optional – drop in some essential oils.

Pop the scrub into a spare jar and start saving your hands.


Not quite right?

Too much coconut oil? If you haven’t added it to the scrub you can pour it back into your coconut oil jar and it will re-solidify. If it’s in your scrub, you’ll have to have another coffee and dry some more grounds – it’s such a tough life!


Why coconut oil?

There have been numerous peer-reviewed studies looking at the benefits of coconuts and the use of it’s kernel and water for medicinal purposes.

“The parts of its fruit like coconut kernel and tender coconut water have numerous medicinal properties such as antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antidermatophytic, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, immunostimulant.”[1]

If you’re still unsure, here’s a few studies showing the benefits of coconut oil for helping dry skin, eczema, dermatitis, and even wounds heal. [2] [3] [4]


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