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We are starting off with a peppermint espresso sugar scrub. Ideal for your hands and limbs – this sugary scrub will exfoliate and rejuvenate at the same time.

Peppermint Espresso Sugar Scrub

Ingredients –

1 cup sugar, brown, raw, white, whatever.

1 tablespoon fresh espresso or coffee grinds.

½ cup coconut oil.

4-5 drops peppermint essential oil.

Start by melting your coconut oil if it is not already in liquid form. It is important to note that if you melt this on the stove or in the microwave, you will need to let it cool for a few minutes. It should not be warm when you add it to the sugar or it will cause the sugar to melt too much. Now throw all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix until everything is blended. Voila! You just made your very own sugar scrub.

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