Growing up, Emeline Issa watched her mother use natural ingredients in her skin care regime. As she became an adult and started using mainstream care products, she realised the natural option was always better value, and had greater results. So came the idea to create a body scrub that exfoliates, hydrates, and moisturises the skin. Seeing that she used Coffee for a purpose that deviates from its every day purpose in the coffee obsessed city of Melbourne, Emeline thought Stray Beans was an apt name for the product.
I put the Simple Coffee Scrub to the Tess Test, and found it left my skin feeling super smooth, which is similar to how I like my coffee in my cup to feel. The scrub is made up of ground coffee beans, Himalayan Rock Salt, Rosehip oil, Shea Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vanilla Extract, Pawpaw oil, and Natural Vitamin E; which explains the nourishing effect it had on my skin.
More to the point- being environmentally conscious, I love the idea of repurposing coffee grounds, instead of throwing them out.
Just for the record, this is not a cash for comment post. I was asked to trial, and have provided honest feedback to support a fellow small business owner. I’ve long believed helping each other grow is an essential part of life. My lifelong idol did once say, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” I’m happy to have used one hand to scrub my skin to sensual bliss, and the other to high five a fellow Melbournian trying to share natural goodness with the world.
See Straybean for more info.