That’s right, ground beans aren’t just for Starbucks enthusiasts anymore. I decided to research coffee face scrubs when I heard that actress Eliza Dushku uses coffee grounds to scrub her face. Although I like store bought face scrubs, I wanted to find a way to save money on my skin care products. I already spend quite a bit on facial cleansers, but I like my cleansers a lot, and it’s difficult to find ones that work on my skin.  So I thought  I should concoct a homemade all natural face scrub. I found this one and I decided to experiment with it:

1) Put some coffee grounds in a bowl
2) Mix in 1 egg white
3) Mix in some sea salt

This is the end result

It looks like mud, or evil chocolate pudding, but it is spreadable.

See? I can spread it out.

If the coffee particles are big, it can feel a little scratchy on your face. I move my hands slowly and gently over my face as I rub with this scrub. These motions help if it feels a little rough. You can also grind up coffee beans twice to get finer grounds. The egg white makes a great binding agent to hold the particles together. When I scoop up some with my fingers I have very little trouble getting it out of the container and onto my face. My skin feels silky smooth after using this scrub. I sometimes even use this to take off my makeup instead of my beloved Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula & Blood Orange Cleanser.

What are some of your favorite homemade facial cleansers/scrubs? Let me know in the comments.

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