Scrub Love: Mint Temptation

When I got an email from Scrub Love asking if I’d ever used a coffee scrub, it genuinely got me wondering why I’d never tried one before. I love body scrubs; I’m forever looking for new scrubs to try. Although I’d starting noticing coffee scrubs pop up in Boots, I’d never really paid that much attention. I do like coffee (nowhere near as much as tea) but the thought of a coffee scrub just didn’t appeal to me.

Scrub Love very kindly offered to send me a scrub to try. When I opened the package, I was pleasantly surprised to find they had sent me Mint Temptation (200ml, £12.95). I couldn’t wait to try it because as well as loving a good body scrub, I absolutely love mint (if you read my blog, you’ll already know about my obsession with mint tea). I was also really pleased to find out their scrubs are 100% natural and Rainforest Alliance Approved.

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As well as containing mint (and coffee, obviously), this scrub contains: argan oil, aloe vera, tea tree oil, peppermint oil and dead sea salt. All these ingredients work together not only to remove dead skin cells, but also to provide much need moisture and keep skin hydrated. Time to put it to the test..

Woah…this scrub smells seriously good! I was a bit worried the coffee would be a bit overpowering but the mint scent dominates and it smells amazing. Yeah, it’s a bit messy (reminded me a little of being a kid and been thrown into the shower when I was covered head to toe in mud) but it’s worth it. If ever I feel a bit stuffy (or have a full on cold), I’m using this. I’ve never used a body scrub that smells this good. I didn’t find it hard to wash off and it drained away without any fuss (always a bonus). Overall, I’m pretty impressed (and blown away by the smell).

My skin was left feeling soft and oh so tingly. For about ten minutes afterwards, I had a tingling sensation running down my arms (pretty sure that’s due to the peppermint oil; not that I’m complaining). I suffer from really dry, sensitive skin and it can sometimes be difficult to find products that my skin likes but thankfully, my skin seems to have taken a shine to this scrub.

You can also buy the scrub in original and coconut. I’d quite like to try the coconut but as you can probably guess, I’m chuffed to bits I got sent the mint. You need to try the mint!

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36 Comments

  1. September 20th, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Coffee scrubs are a favourite of mine, the benefits are amazing. I must check out this brand after my stash is done x

  2. September 20th, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I love the sound of these, but I worry about the coffee part as I hate the smell of it, does the coffee shine through a lot when it comes to scent?

  3. September 20th, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I have just finished using all of mine and I absolutely loved this scrub x

  4. September 20th, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    This sounds amazing, mint is my favourite scent by far, Jo x

  5. September 20th, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    I’ve tried this one and I love the mint scent so much, it almost overpowers the coffee (which is great for me). I’m trying not to use up mine too quickly though x

  6. September 21st, 2016 / 11:23 am

    I heard about Scrub Love. I think they are one of the best brands for natural scrubs. At the moment, I’m happy with my self-made coffee scrub. I add Jojoba and Castor oil and my skin gets really soft! I may try one of these too tho 🙂 x

  7. Rebecca Smith
    September 21st, 2016 / 11:34 am

    I tried this too and absolutely loved it, love minty things x

  8. Alyssia Slade
    September 21st, 2016 / 11:47 am

    I’ve never tried a coffee scrub but it certainly sounds interesting!

  9. September 21st, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    I bet that smells amazing, I love minty products. It sounds like a great scrub.

  10. September 21st, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    I got sent this very mint coffee scrub and though I really loved it I did find the mint a bit overpowering but thats ok better mint than coffee for me. Lovely review

  11. September 21st, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Seen coffee scrubs around a lot but not mint ones! This one sounds pretty good though 🙂

  12. September 21st, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Sounds lovely but I’m not sure I fancy cleaning the bathroom afterwards!

  13. September 21st, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    I’d definitely give this a shot. I know I’d like the scent and coffee scrubs are so helpful.

  14. September 21st, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Oooh I saw this on your Instagram and was really intrigued! This sounds right up my street!!

  15. September 21st, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Love the sound of how this smells! A good scrub is just brilliant 🙂

  16. September 22nd, 2016 / 7:55 am

    This sounds amazing! I’m loving anything to make me feel fresh and invigorated!

  17. September 22nd, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I tried a coffee spa before and I love it. Feels so refreshing! I have to check this scrub love.

  18. Hannah
    September 22nd, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    I need to try one of these scrubs – everyone is loving them x

  19. Claire
    September 22nd, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    These scrubs sound amazing! I need to treat myself 🙂

  20. September 22nd, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I’ve never tried a coffee scrub before but heard amazing things about them. This mint one sounds amazing and I could imagine how fresh and rejuvenated I’d feel after using it! Great review I’ll check Scrub Love out.

  21. September 22nd, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I’ve not tried anything like this before but it sounds pretty good! xo

  22. September 24th, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    I’ve been seeing these coffee scrubs around on Instagram. It looks like such a cool concept. The minty scent seems like it would smell amazing!

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  23. October 5th, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I love the sound of this scrub I bet it smells amazing

    • October 6th, 2016 / 9:55 am

      It is so good! If you like mint it’s honestly a dream!

  24. Dani
    October 6th, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Ooh I’ve heard so many good things about scrubs!
    I would love to try this mint one 🙂

    Dani x

  25. Hannah H
    October 7th, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    I love a scrub so I need to try one of these x

    • October 11th, 2016 / 12:09 am

      I suffer from eczema too (especially on my arms) so I can totally recommend this scrub. Let me know if you try it (and make sure you get the mint!) xx

  26. October 11th, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    I’ve never tried a coffee scrub, but so would love to! How many uses are in the one package?

  27. October 13th, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I have a coffee scrub at the moment but may try this next time – I bet it’s really refreshing! Definitely needed for those chilly autumn mornings x

  28. October 14th, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Sounds yummy! I think my mummy would be tempted to eat it! She loves mint!

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