We love all things coco! Cocoa butter, raw cocoa powder, coconut sugar, coffee and coconut oil; these are the five simple ingredients in our DIY Coco-Scrub (great for body and face). So if you like all things coco and soft glowing skin, you are in for a treat! Disclaimer: as delicious as this recipe may look, we do not recommend you eat it!
So what’s in it?
We love our Cocoa Butter. It’s 100% natural, locally grown, ethically sourced and handmade by a local Ghanaian artisan. We mix it with extra virgin olive oil to make it softer for skin use. When used in this body scrub, your skin will feel deeply moisturized and nourished.
Raw Cocoa Powder
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Our raw cocoa powder can not only be used in your hot chocolate and baked goods, but can also be used in your face masks and body scrubs! It’s high in antioxidants which repair and protect your skin cells from oxidative stress. #stayageless.
Coconut sugar is a natural sugar made from the sap of the coconut palm tree. It contains trace amounts of micronutrients such as zinc and iron. Because the granules are much finer than regular table sugar, it provides a much gentler exfoliation.
You might rely on your morning coffee to boost your energy for the day, but did you know coffee is also great for topical skin use? Using coffee on your skin is said to reduce the appearance of cellulite (thanks to the caffeine), reduce inflammation, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and effectively fight acne. More coffee please!
We love coconut oil! This nutrient dense powerhouse is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, which help deeply hydrate your skin. It’s also rich in Vitamin E and offers further antioxidant protection. We prefer cold pressed and unrefined to get the maximum nutrients for your skin. We recently connected with a Ghanaian local who produces the best coconut oil we’ve come across and we can’t wait to share it with you! Be sure to sign up for our newsletters so you don’t miss any new releases.
Easy DIY Recipe:
3/4-1 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup Flowers & Moondust Cocoa Butter (melted)
1 tbsp Flowers & Moondust Raw Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup coconut oil (we like unrefined and cold pressed)
1 tsp ground coffee
Melt Cocoa Butter in a microwave safe container
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl
Store in an airtight container
To use: massage the scrub in circular motion on freshly washed or damp skin. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. That’s it! This scrub is generally safe to use on your face and body. If your skin is super sensitive, test it on a small patch first.
Super dry skin? Add a few more drops of coconut oil. Peeling or flaky skin? Add more coconut sugar. If you try this simple DIY, take a picture, share it on IG and tag us or use #WellnessFromTheMotherland. As always, feel free to email us at email@example.com or send us a DM on Instagram with questions or comments. We’re here for you!