Get your GRIND on for smooth lockdown skin

GRIND coffee scrub

With lockdown keeping us from grabbing our morning coffee on the go and forcing us to brew up at home, Sam Trevethyen, Head of Beverage Training & Development at GRIND, shares a nifty skin-saving recipe for those leftover grounds.

Time to get your Grind on

Being stuck indoors, lack of fresh air, and general confinement is no fun for our skin. The morning stroll down to the coffee shop for a freshly brewed espresso and catch up with friends has been reduced to Netflix and, well, nothing. If your skincare routine has slipped due to lockdown lethargy and you’re missing your finely roasted coffee hit, the good people at cult East End coffee brand, Grind, have a deliciously eco-conscious solution that’s great for your skin too.

With Grind at Home Nespresso pods, ground or whole bean coffee, you can satisfy your caffeine cravings before using the leftovers to create a spa-worthy skin treatment. Sourced all over the world at better than fair trade prices, Grind coffee uses no pesticides, chemicals or solvents, and features compostable packaging. So now your tastebuds and conscience are satisfied, let’s get your skin ready for some post-lockdown rays.

GRIND Coffee Scrub:

– 1/2 cup / 64g used Grind coffee grounds
– 1/4 cup / 32g pink Himalayan salt
– 1/4 cup / 32g coconut oil
– Drops of rose extract or vanilla

Take each of the ingredients and pour them into a bowl, stirring until completely mixed together. You can add more grounds depending on how coarse you want the scrub to be. I made a rough version for my legs/elbows and a finer concoction for chest and shoulders.

Once it’s all mixed, decant it into a reusable jar/pot of your choice. I poured mine into mason jars, but you could also use clean jam jars or an old pot
from Lush Cosmetics (they are already made from recycled plastics). Use once or twice a week to keep your skin beautifully smooth.

GRIND coffee
Delicious, eco friendly, Grind Coffee

Grind at Home can be purchased at Selfridges, Ocado, Holland & Barratt, or direct at


Debby Donnelly-Addison

Debby is a food columnist, writer and stylist from the north west of England. She has spent the last five years travelling the world in search of the best epicurean experiences, from baking banana bread on roadside of the Maui jungle, to cooking lobster on a boat off the Cuban coast, she seeks to learn from the locals and taste what each location has to offer on a grassroots level. Her recipe book, "The Boho Baker", is due for release in autumn 2020. Debby can be found on Instagram as @thebohobaker

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