Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sustainable Beauty: My New Love

Well, since it's Saturday, why don't you have breakfast, drink your morning cup of coffee, and then take the grounds you just used to brew that coffee...

...and make a face scrub!!!

I have to tell you...I giggled with delight when I read about this on Crunchy Betty. This chick rocks my world:)

In all seriousness, I am at extremely high risks for breast cancer. If there is a risk factor, I have it to an extreme degree. Regardless, I want to end the industrial wasting away of my body. So, to that end, I am doing everything I can to rid my life of anything I can't make myself. This is actually a tough one for me...because I'm a cosmetics junkie. It's weird, because I don't wear makeup every day, and I don't put much effort into getting ready...but, I could wander around Ulta for days. It's getting easier to envision, but I hold onto the hope that I'll most likely never give up my Bare Minerals, i.e. have a reason to go to Ulta, occasionally:)

So, coffee on your face. What a concept. I'm pretty much tired all the time, so this was extra intriguing to me. The wet grounds, when mixed with a tablespoon of honey, and a teaspoon of cocoa powder...and, you have an amazing facial scrub! I applied it to my face, and between the smell and the exfoliation properties of the coffee, and the moisturizing affects of the honey...even though I looked like this, for a few minutes... face felt amazing afterward. A bonus?...I used the leftovers in the shower, as a "perk you up" body scrub!

I'll let you in on a little secret...I loved it so much that I have done it twice since. One more didn't cost me a thing!


  1. love it! going to try it! who knows, maybe it will seep into my pours and take my coffee drinking to a new level, since when I drink it now it pretty much wears off within a few hours.
    AND, it's good to see your sweet (haha, didn't mean it literally, but it is) face. I miss my friends and family in Arlington - so it's good to actually see you!
    love you & hope all is well with school and family!

  2. Hiii! I miss you, too! I need your phone number, because my phone was stolen last week, and I had to get a new one. Therefore, any numbers that Brandon didn't have in his phone were lost to me. Email me, so that we can have a proper chat. I've been thinking about you constantly, lately;)

  3. Aleisha,
    You have me intrigued with the coffee grounds facial. I am for sure going to try it.



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