Cooking with Pinterest: Beauty Edition

9 Jan

As a native New Mexican, I have always fought the great fight against dry skin. Moving to California has helped tremendously, but in the winter months the fight still lives on.  In addition to dry skin, I have mild skin allergies which limit my use of most yummy smelling, mass-produced skincare products. My latest ally is this coffee and coconut oil body scrub from Pure EllaPure-Ella-Firming-and-Softening-Body-ScrubIt’s effective and it smells delicious. I have been using this body scrub a few times a week for about a month now and have nothing bad say about it. My skin feels so much healthier than before, it’s not dull or tight and no more dry patches. Plus the smell of coffee fills the shower, the perfect way to wake up. The caffeine from the coffee is supposed to be skin firming, Ella gives a good explanation for this. I haven’t really noticed, but I’d recommend it regardless.

When it’s cold it can be a little difficult to get out of the container, so I keep a spoon with it. It melts with the warmth of your hands and spreads on easily.

I’m about to run out of my first batch and I will definitely be making more. With the next round, I may add a touch of cinnamon  to play with the aroma.

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8 Responses to “Cooking with Pinterest: Beauty Edition”

  1. candicedwright January 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    This sounds great and I’ll probably be trying it too! Just make sure to regularly clean your drain so the coffee grounds and oil build up don’t clog the pipes.

  2. catseatdogs Makes and Bakes January 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    Wow, I can’t believe it is only 2 ingredients! I will be trying this one. Thanks!

  3. Kesha & P.J. January 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Sounds great! I already make my own sugar scrub and love it. I’m excited to add the coffee.

  4. Renae Rude - The Paranormalist January 11, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    Does it leave a film or greasiness in the tub?

  5. laurelissette January 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    YESSSSSS. Adding this to my to do list for the weekend.

  6. SkiptomyRue January 31, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    My husband has been complaining about dry skin. I may have to try this out. Thank you for posting.

  7. apartmentwife March 5, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    i grew up in arizona, so i thought my dry skin problems were gone when i moved to minneapolis, but the winter here might even wreck more havoc on my skin — will have to try this pure ella, it looks promising 🙂

  8. Melanie March 9, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster Award over on my blog today! Thanks for taking the time to share. I know you haven’t posted in a bit – heck, I’ve also fallen off the radar a bit, but I wanted you to know you’re work is appreciated. http://mommydo.ca/2014/03/09/well-i-feel-special/

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