*27.07.15 update: Scrubidoo has now been renamed Basic Theory
Two weeks back, I was contacted by Scrubidoo Official to do a product review for them. With the cold season upon us, as well as Christmas round the corner, Scrubidoo makes an ideal gift for friends, family, or yourself.
So, what exactly is Scrubidoo? It's a locally-based company who produce lovely, lovely tea + coffee scrubs which are handmade every part of the process. They're really fragrant (the scrubs, not the company) and each batch comes in these lovingly packed paper bags. Scrubidoo believes in keeping everything in its most natural state, as well as being eco-friendly, which is why their scrubs are "100% vegan, raw, cruelty free and are free from any sort of nasty animal testings". Also, they use carefully sourced ingredients (organic, if possible) free of added nasties*.
Each pack smells so much like the true scent of the ingredient itself that you'll start contemplating whether to lick your skin. The scrubs have a grainy texture that's rich and not goopy in the least, and applying it's akin to having a massage with a loofah scrub. Actually, it's way better. After rinsing it off, they leave you feeling much more rejuvenated and revitalized, and the scent lingers on your skin. You'll feel like you just applied baby oil too, which is probably the reason your skin becomes more moisturized.
*nasties meaning weird chemical additives that'll probably send chills up your back if you knew what they truly were
Scrubidoo's Signature Coffee Scrub
Think of a steaming mug of freshly brewed coffee - earthy, rich, bittersweet motes. That's what you'll smell like after enjoying a rub of Scrubidoo's coffee scrub. Seriously. It's truly revitalizing and the ideal wake-up call because of all the antioxidants found in the scrub. Coffee lovers rejoice.
For more information and to order, you can go to Scrubidoo's website.
Apart from scrubs, I think that a good mug of spiced coffee is needed from perking up on chilly days. I was inspired by the scrubs to make this, and sipped it whilst soaking up all those nutrients from the scrub.
Spiced Coconut Coffee
makes 1 mug
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp coconut extract (optional)
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1. Combine salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and coconut sugar.
2. Pour them into the coffee over a low flame, stirring gently with the cinnamon stick if you have one.
3. Transfer into a mug. Sip and enjoy.