DIY COFFEE COCONUT SCRUB FROM BALM SKINCARE
A few weeks back with Generous Yoga, we had balm skincare come in and do a delicious hands-on demo of their amazing line of products. Founder Lindsey Moeller shared her knowledge of skincare and natural living with the group, and gave us a DIY recipe to take home with us. I loved the experience, so we met up at Fox in the Snow recently to chat more about balm.
Lindsey has turned her background in biology and molecular genetics into a mission. While she cared for her mother who was fighting cancer, she learned about herbalism and alternative treatments to aid in healing. Her mother unfortunately lost her battle, but Lindsey was emboldened to take what she learned and teach others.
Lindsey has since founded balm skincare to empower people to make healthy living choices through education and outreach. Their products are raw, which means no preservatives, chemical stabilizers, synthetics or fragrance. They're minimally processed and made to order. In addition to a place to buy their products, balm's website serves as a source of information on natural life choices and people that inspire them.
Since its founding, the small company has grown customers into community. People have come to balm skincare with their own stories and reasons for wanting to be involved in their mission. Lindsey and balm now have a team of volunteers that help package orders and reach new customers. They've recently developed a partnership with Replenish, where their aestheticians will offer an express 15-minute facial experience using balm's line.
During Generous Yoga, Lindsey led us through creating our own facial and body scrub with household ingredients. This simple recipe helps to slough away dead skin and brighten your complexion.
- 1 part ginger powder
- 1 part cacao powder
- 2 parts coffee grounds (spent or fresh)
- 2 parts coconut milk
- 1 part olive oil
Combine dry ingredients in a jar or bowl. Mix in the wet ingredients until a paste forms. Start out by using a teaspoon per part, adding more until you achieve your desired texture.
Cleanse your face. Gently scrub the coffee coconut on the skin, and flush away completely with plenty of water. Follow up with toner and moisturizer.
Use this scrub within 2-3 days of making it, but no more than once per week on the skin. I recommend using the remainder as a body scrub. So fresh!