Nourish your skin with vitamins and nutrients, and leave it feeling invigorated & soothed with this gorgeous exfoliating CBD body scrub recipe!
Watch as Koren from Bristol CBD & The Colon Care Centre shares this simple and inexpensive recipe that you can make in minutes! It’s perfect for anyone wanting to treat themselves to some body pampering, or to help soothe dry skin conditions! Did we mention that it’s edible & tastes delicious?!? Oh hello…
For us at Bristol CBD HQ, a dream night-in includes a healthy dinner & lots of pampering!
We love snacking on home-made treats topped with a delicious Olive CBD tapenade spread, before settling down to a wholesome, revitalising bath! To set the scene we light a few fragrant candles, and a peaceful incense stick. For music, we zone out to our favourite jazz & blues playlist on Spotify, and then for the pièce de résistance…
We give our body a good scrub with our divine home-made exfoliating CBD body scrub, before soaking away in a hot bath. Perfect for a much needed recharge and some body pampering!
The base ingredient of this divine DIY scrub (and sneaky edible treat!) is used coffee grounds…
The caffeine in coffee helps stimulate and promote healthy circulation, which in turn can help improve dry skin conditions such as eczema. It’s a great way to recycle your coffee, with an added bonus of smoothing out the skin. The grainy nature of coffee grinds also act as a wonderful light scrubbing agent!
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory oats!
Along with the coffee grounds, we use blitzed oats to soothe and cleanse the skin. Oats retain powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats also contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers.
Detoxifying & cleansing lemon for added zest & skin vitality
As a natural fragrant for the scrub we love to use the zest of a Lemon and then a few drops of organic Lemon essential oil. Not only does the zest add an enchanting aroma to the scrub, but Lemon is wonderfully cleansing & detoxifying.
Here are your main ingredients:
- ½ Cup of used coffee grounds
- ½ Cup of brown Demerara sugar
- ¼ Cup of oatmeal (whizzed this up in the food processor)
- ¼ Cup of melted down coconut oil
- Zest of 1 lemon
- ⅛ cup of olive oil
- 2-3 drops of Doterra Organic Lemon Essential Oil
Time to add some CBD Oil for an extra health & balancing kick:
For this recipe we used 1x full pipette of our high-strength 10% whole-plant Bristol CBD Oil. We generally only add CBD oil into this recipe if we are going to be using this scrub in / with a bath! If you’re having a quick shower you wouldn’t get the full benefits of the CBD oil. In a bath however, this is perfect and absolutely fab for a long soak along with the other natural and comforting ingredients.
Time to mix it all together!
All you need to do is add all of the food based ingredients into a bowl, followed by the Olive Oil & Essential Oils…It’s a great time to get your hands into this and give it a good squidge together!
One it’s fully combined, you can decant the scrub into a mason jar / air-tight container and let it bind (as the Coconut Oil begins to set). If it’s too oily, then you can add a little bit more Coffee, or even some more Oats…
How to use:
Run a soothing bath, wet your skin, grab a handful of the scrub & have a good rub into your body! Enjoy a long soak in your bath and let all the scrub residue soak into your skin…
This recipe also tastes absolutely divine! Coffee grounds contain loads of antioxidants to help boost your memory and concentration & are fab treating post exercise fatigue!
If you did want to take the turn into a more yummy edible mix, then the key ingredient is our dearest friend…Cacao! All you would need to do is follow the alternative instructions below:
1. Substitute out the olive oil
2. Replace with ⅛ cup of cacao butter
3. Add ¼ cup of cacao powder and mix it together!
Spoon this healthy snack into small balls, or use ice cube moulds. You can then cool in your fridge or freezer…We love to use ice cube moulds for our healthy snack recipes; you can see an example of this in our recent Yummy CBD Chocolate Keto Energy Bites Recipe.
And there you have it…Divine, zesty chocolate bites, and an energizing CBD body scrub!
If you do give either the scrub or it’s edible other half a go, let us know what you think. Please tag us on Instagram @bristolcbd so we can see the recipe in action!
Happy scrubbing & snacking!