DIY Coffee body scrub on the go

Coffee grounds + Castile liquid soap = basic coffee body scrub.

We packed a bottle of Castile for dishes, clothes, hair, face, surfaces, etc. We also packed a gold mesh filter so we could buy local coffee and make our own fresh brew on the go. These two products enabled me to make a body scrub while traveling. After a few days of camping in the harsh Aussie desert, it was nice to feel sparkly clean again with this simple recipe.

Note: This makes a mess. Our hotel shower had its fair share of coffee grounds. Only attempt if you don’t mind making a mess šŸ™‚ This should not replace body wash. Use soap afterwards to remove any coffee stains on your skin.

This is just a basic version of the scrub. For the full recipe: add sugar, cinnamon, essential oils and coconut oil. The full recipe is creamier and doesn’t create as much mess.

I love that zero waste has allowed me to be creative within my limitations. And I believe that staying pampered is an important part of rewarding new zero waste habits.

DIY Coffee body scrub on the go
DIY Coffee body scrub on the go
DIY Coffee body scrub on the go
DIY Coffee body scrub on the go