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COFFEE AND COCONUT SCRUB FOR FACE & BODY

IMG_0786Well howdy my little winter babes! Hopefully your skin is fairing better than mine this winter, but in case you’ve got alligator skin as badly as I do, this post is for you! Sylvia is sharing her secret to silky smooth skin all season long with her incredibly easy to make coffee and coconut scrub for your face and body. It’s easy, smells divine, and perfect for your morning showers. It’s a dream! See the full scoop below.  – xo, LK
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Hey friends! Sylvia here & today I am showing you how to make the most amazing scrub. This coconut and coffee scrub is absolutely perfect for your face and body when they need a little TLC this winter. Specifically, the scrub helps with the following:

– Exfoliates Skin (brown sugar)

– Diminishes appearance of cellulite and also acts as a mild exfoliant (fresh coffee grounds)

– Moisturizes, hydrates & smooths your skin (Organic raw unrefined coconut oil)

– Cleanses the skin – gets rid of dead skin and blackheads and dark circles! (Almond Oil) *optional* It’s also packed with Vitamin E (great for skin) and very high in antioxidants

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INGREDIENTS:

–  1 cup coffee grounds
–  1/2 cup brown sugar
–  1 cup coconut oil (microwave for 8-10 seconds)
–  2 drops of Almond Oil (optional)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Mix ingredients well so all the ingredients are well blended
2. Take a scoop with your hands and rub into your skin in a circular motion
3. I like to leave it on for a few minutes, but when you are ready, rinse off with warm water & pat dry
4. Voila! Alligator skin no more!
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 I highly recommend using this scrub during your morning shower. This scrub can get messy, so make sure you use a towel you don’t mind getting dirty and expect a little clean up.
Get ready for super smooth skin & a happy little caffeine boost to kick start you day! Make sure you let us know how you like it. We would love to see your take on this coffee and coconut scrub, so tag us on Instagram!

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PSL BODY SCRUB

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Well, if you can’t drink it, use it as a scrub? Just kidding, but seriously – we might have just completed the perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte circle with this new DIY body scrub. It’s amazing, it does an amazing job, and you basically smell like Autumn all the time. Don’t hate the PSL until you’ve tried it 😉 – xoxo, LK


Hooray! Yesterday was the first official day of Fall! I couldn’t be more excited for the season of changing leaves, sweaters, and of course hot Starbucks! The Pumpkin Spice Latte is surely the biggest hit once September arrives. It’s warm flavor mixed with just the right amount of spice is the perfect addition to the changing season. While I myself am not a coffee drinker, whenever a friend orders a PSL I can’t help but want to bury my nose in their cup and keep the scent with me all day. Of course as a beauty junkie, I had to figure out how to replicate the scent in some sort of skin product. I am a huge advocate for scrubs, and making homemade ones is one of my favorite things to do! So after a bit of experimenting in the kitchen, I finally found the perfect balance to making your very own PSL Body Scrub!

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INGREDIENTS:

– 1/2 cup ground coffee beans

– 2 tbs coconut oil

– 1 tsp pumpkin spice

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt

*Makes enough for one full body scrub use.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Simply combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon.

2. Make sure your coconut oil is room temperature. It may not look all that appealing, but it smells like heaven!

3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until use

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO USE:

1. For best results, take a hot shower so that your pores can open up and be ready for cleansing.

2. I recommend stepping out of the water or turning it off to apply the scrub. Apply in circular motions all over your body, then let it sit for 5-10 minutes so it can soak up all the goodness from the coffee and coconut oil.

3. Rinse off and pat dry.

4. There will likely be some oil on the bottom of your shower, so take caution while stepping out not to slip!

5. Feel how amazing & soft your new PSL kissed skin feels!

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The other great thing about this scrub is because of the amount of coconut oil, it isn’t dry, and can be easily be applied to dry skin as well! Just be sure you do it in the shower to avoid coffee grounds all over your floor. Again, apply in circular motions, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse off.

After my initial use of the PSL Body Scrub, I found myself back in the kitchen making more. Not only does it smell divine, your skin will fill silky smooth afterward. I am so excited to use this throughout the dry fall and winter seasons – I may even make some as little gifts for my girlfriends!


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PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB

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The Fall Season is officially in full swing and basic girls everywhere are picking up pumpkin-spice anything to enjoy while watching Hocus Pocus. I’m not afraid to admit, I do love when pumpkin spice starts filling the stores. It’s truly the perfect Fall scent, and it just makes me feel cozy! What’s not cozy about this time of year is having itchy, dry skin due to the change in weather. This homemade scrub will slough off the dryness, and leave your skin silky smooth and smelling oh so sweet! You’ll be slipping into those leggings and knit sweaters in no time!

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

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Mix oil and sugar together in a bowl, then add vanilla. Mix in the pumpkin spice and cinnamon last. Next transfer into a jar you can keep in the shower/ bath. Make sure to secure the lid when not in use. To use, simply scrub onto wet skin in circular motions. Rinse completely and pat skin dry. Use a moisturizer afterwards for best results.

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