Scrub and Skin: Make Your Own Black 'Sand' Exfoliating Scrub

By: The Spicy Stiletto

This scrub I made reminds me of the black sand beaches in Costa Rica and especially of Punalu'u in Maui, hence the name "black sand". The macadamia oil's high amount of palmitoleic acid acts as a great natural moisturizer since our skin naturally secretes it through sebum, and unlike olive oil which can leave you looking greasy, it absorbs into the skin and leaves it soft. I combined it with some leftover coffee grounds which have anti-inflammatory benefits, a high antioxidant tea, and some oats for a gentle exfoliation. A quick and simple way to rejuvenate the skin.

Black "Sand" Scrub

  • 1 cup leftover coffee grounds
  • 2 tablespoons macadamia oil
  • 1/4 cup of steel cut oats
  • Contents of 1 tea bag of a high antioxidant tea
Combine coffee, oil, oats, and tea in a small disposable bowl until everything is well blended in the oil. Scrub into skin using a circular motion.

Credit: The Spicy Stiletto

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